THE MARKET for mixed-farming country with a depth of versatility is to be tested with the sale of the Duddy family’s South Callandoon.
Fronting the Macintyre River on the Queensland-New South Wales border, the property covers 12,168 hectares, and is a renowned producer of cotton, cattle, grain and pulses.
It is for sale through an expressions-of-interest campaign closing 18 March through Nutrien Harcourts Goondiwindi.
“The scale of the property, highly productive land and superior water entitlements of South Callandoon are sure to attract many interested buyers,” agent Andrew Jakins said.
“South Callandoon has the complete structural improvements for a property of this size, to not only create efficiencies in the way to manage the property but also to assist with any seasonal challenges.”
The property sits 20 kilometres west of Goondiwindi, and its climate is ideal for summer and winter cropping, with 4400ha suited to dryland farming, and 1772ha developed for irrigation.
Improvements include; an impressive homestead plus office; three family residences; staff quarters; machinery sheds; workshop; a 10,000-tonne grain complex, and cattle yards.
Cotton is South Callandoon’s main irrigated crop, and the property has an on-farm water-storage capacity of 17,400 megalitres.
South Callandoon is currently carrying 719 head of cattle on its heavy Mitchell grass and lighter Buffel grass country, and since the 1990s has been a sought-after supplier of feeder cattle of renowned doing ability.
Coolibah South for sale
Also on the market is Coolibah South, 15km west of Mungindi, and around 160km south-west of Goondiwindi.
Listed with a price of $6 million, the holding is being offered by the Longworth family through Prosser Hutton at Mungindi and Moree Real Estate.
The Longworths are in the process of centralising their operations in the nearby Weemelah district, and recently sold the adjoining Coolibah North grazing block to a family trust with existing interests in the region.
Covering 2710ha, Coolibah South has around 2185ha of heavy block floodplain country.
With no internal fencing, the property boasts 9.5km run lengths.
Improvements include a homestead and woolshed, and 5km of pipe carry dam water to tanks which are well situated to fill spray units.
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