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Queensland cotton powerhouses Clyde, Kia Ora for sale

by Liz Wells, 05 March 2018

EASTERN Australia Agriculture has listed its southwest Queensland properties and two of the state’s biggest cotton producers, Clyde and Kia Ora, for sale on a walk-in walk-out basis.

Clyde at Dirranbandi is one of two Eastern Australia Agriculture properties up for sale.

Clyde covers 18,418 hectares, including 3904ha of flood irrigation, and has an on-farm water storage capacity of 39,090 megalitres covering 690ha, while Kia Ora covers 18,783ha, including 8898ha of flood irrigation.

Clyde is located 20 kilometres south of Dirranbandi, and adjacent to Cubbie Station, while Kia Ora is 5km from St George.

Agents CBRE Agribusiness say both properties have outstanding development potential.

Clyde has been a long-time producer of grain, and irrigated and dryland cotton, and has, 1721ha developed for bankless channel irrigation, with 7743ha of arable land under development.

Clyde has an unsupplemented nominal water entitlement of 9765 megalitres.

Kia Ora has also produced irrigated and dryland cotton, and grows dryland wheat, sorghum and chickpeas over 902ha, as well as grazing cattle cattle on an opportunity basis.

A further 3525ha of Kia Ora’s arable land is under development.

Kia Ora’s combined water storages cover 1335ha and hold 66,359Ml, and its supplemented water allocation has a nominal volume of 2362Ml, while the unsupplemented component allots 19,476Ml.

Technological developments have helped to enhance efficiencies on both properties, and capital investment programs on both properties have delivered high-quality operational infrastructure and improvement.

Source: CBRE

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