AREA: Approx. 484.8 Ha (1,195 acres) 25km North of Goomeri, only 4km off the Burnett Highway.
IMPROVEMENTS: The practical highset Queenslander home consists of 8 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms. The original home has been raised to accommodate multiple bedrooms downstairs. Conventional services include Satellite TV, phone and internet. Two haysheds adjoin each other; one having 5 bays plus lean-too (6x10m each) and the second shed being 21x10m plus a lean-too in total. 11 established aquaculture ponds with aeration designed especially for crayfish plus 6 besser block crayfish tanks in place for breeding and production. Up to 300 Olive trees have been planted near the crayfish ponds.
COUNTRY: Lying adjacent to Boonara Creek (seasonal) is 100 acres of irrigated cultivation (currently being baled to forage sorghum) and Lucerne paddocks set upon deep alluvial creek flats. Two varieties of Lucerne include Silverado and Sardi 10. An additional 30 acres of swamp land which is partially sown to clover and flood irrigated, is designed to carry heavy numbers of cattle for fattening. Additional creek flats include a spread of Apple tree and Blue Gums amongst Rhodes grass. The balance of the property is standard cattle country consisting of naturally pastured hills with mainly Silver Leaf Ironbark. The outer lying parts of the property have some spectacular flora and fauna, well hidden in the middle of nowhere.
WATER and IRRIGATION: This is a safe property for irrigation. Two equipped shallow bores on diesel engines pump from the Boonara Creek water shed with an output of 15,000 GPH each. An additional unequipped third bore tested at 15,000 GPH has been drilled and cased, only for back-up purposes. 6 underground mains exist with numerous hydrants in place. All irrigation is done either with pipes or a 100m lateral irrigator.
CARRYING CAPACITY: As the property stands, 200 breeders. With flood irrigated clover in place an additional 200 dry cattle could be grown out in quite a small area.
YARDS and FENCING: A set of timber yards at the house service cattle handling with an undercover crush. For the horses, there are 4 undercover stables with water plus a good round yard. Some Ring lock is in place where goats where once handled. The property is fully boundary fenced with several internal paddocks and holding squares. Fencing is in stock proof condition.
INVENTORY: All listed machinery below is included in the purchase price.
New Holland 317 square baler, 15 bale accumulator, New Holland Haybine mower conditioner, New Holland direct drive hay rake, 2 x hay trailers, 4m Horwood Bagshaw combine, 15 bale grab, 1640 John Deere tractor with bucket and forks, 100m lateral irrigator, All irrigation pipes and sprinklers.
COMMENTS: If you’re chasing water security then Silverwood has the answer. The property is partially set-up to lucerne, however with the rich soil type and excessive water the options are endless, no matter what the application. This is a diversified property accommodating cattle and aquaculture for additional income. It doesn’t hurt to spread your risk, making Silverwood a sound rural investment.
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