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Wheatbelt, Mid West properties among WA listings

Linda Rowley, March 8, 2024

Offers above $18M are being sought for the 1670ha Kalmer Pastoral holding at Beverley. Photo: Ray White Rural

AHEAD of planting of this year’s winter crop in Western Australia, two Wheatbelt holdings, Kalmer Pastoral and Selby Farm, and Chalnooka in the Mid West are for sale.

Kalmer Pastoral

Offers above $18 million are being sought for tightly held cropping and grazing country in WA’s Wheatbelt.

The 1670ha Kalmer Pastoral, owned by the Hoffman family, is located 37km from Beverley and 90km from Perth.

Undulating and well drained, the soil types range from gravelly to darker loams, with some granite and jam country.

The property has been conservatively farmed and is growing canola, oats and hay, and running around 7000 head of sheep that consistently produce a fine and superfine wool clip.

Kalmer Farms grows a range of crops including cereals, canola and pulses. Photo: Ray White Rural

Ray White agent Rob Chittick said Kalmer Pastoral is a well-presented property located in a high-rainfall region.

“Representing an opportunity to purchase a large holding in one of the most tightly held and strategically located areas of Western Australia, Kalmer Pastoral is ready for the upcoming season.”

Situated in a 500-550mm annual average rainfall region, the property is watered by 25 dams, three soaks and four bores.

Infrastructure includes a four-bedroom home, numerous sheds, a modern five-stand shearing shed, and 14 silos, with excellent fencing throughout.

There is an opportunity to purchase the plant, equipment and livestock separately on a walk-in walk-out basis.

Selby Farm

Offers to purchase are closing for the Selby Grazing Co aggregation in WA’s Wheatbelt region.

Originally purchased by Murray Saunders and his two brothers in 1979, the 1211ha holding is located near Dumbleyung.

Comprising the 767ha Selby Farms, the 222ha Young’s Block and the 221ha Marrs, the non-contiguous properties are located 3km apart.

Marrs Block is part of the Selby Farm offering at Dumbleyung. Photo: Nutrien Harcourts

Nutrien Harcourts agent Glen Phelps reports good interest from locals, neighbours and out-of-area producers.

“The smaller blocks are appetising to neighbours and locals and as a whole, the aggregation is large enough to entice producers who are keen to expand their current cropping operations.”

The Selby Grazing Co aggregation is situated in a 340mm average rainfall area and boasts quality medium to heavy country growing barley, wheat, and oats, and canola, lupins and lentils.

Mr Phelps said with a good history of well managed cropping rotations, the three farms are ready for the 2024 winter cropping season.

The holdings are:

  • 767ha Selby Farms – 599ha are arable with the salmon gum/mort/jam country featuring medium to heavy clay and loams soil types. Waterways are fenced and low country is planted to salt bush. There is a scheme water connection. Infrastructure includes a four-bedroom
    home, a four-stand shearing shed, steel sheep yards, two poly tanks and two sheds;
  • 222ha Young’s Block – located 1.2km from Selby Farm, with 201ha arable;
  • 221ha Marrs – located 3km west of Selby Farm with 131ha of strong granite/jam cropping country.

The offers to purchase campaign closes on March 14.

Chalnooka

After 12 years of ownership, a local family is consolidating its assets and selling a versatile, mixed farming property in WA’s Mid West region.

The 1304ha Chalnooka is located near Yetna, 25km north of Geraldton in a reliable 450mm rainfall region.

There are 779ha of productive soil types including sandy, red and gravel loams, sand over gravel and yellow sandplains.

The 2023 program consisted of 698ha of wheat, 25ha of spray-topped pasture and 34ha of perennial grass; a further 15ha to 22ha could be reclaimed for annual cropping.

Chalnooka has been improved for cropping efficiency and is located 25km north of Geraldton. Photo: Nutrien Harcourts

Nutrien Harcourts agent Yves Beagley said the owners have made a considerable effort to improve the property’s cropping efficiency by realigning fences and removing banks.

“Improvements to the livestock enterprise include quality fencing and laneways, reliable water supply and an extensive water reticulation network allowing for ease of management.”

Mr Beagley said a lack of properties listed for the sale in the tightly held area is driving strong inquiry.

“Chalnooka’s proximity to Geraldton, reliable rainfall and productive soil types are attracting investors, locals seeking expansion and producers from further afield looking for a mixed cropping and livestock enterprise.”

Infrastructure includes a four-stand shearing shed, sheep yards and numerous sheds.

Chalnooka is being offered for sale by offers to purchase closing on March 25.

 

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