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HEYWOOD – DAIRYING & INTENSIVE GRAZING

146 Rigby Road, Heywood VIC 3304 AUS
EOI close Thur 9th May at 5pm

Description

AS A WHOLE OR IN 3 SEPARATE LOTS! – 392 ACRES / 158.6 HECTARES

1. Home & Dairy: 162Ac/65.5Ha – Spacious 4brm home with dual indoor & outdoor areas set in an immaculately presented garden. As new fully equipped, well designed and built 20 A/S H/B dairy with new 200 cow yard. GI & steel framed shedding complex including calf shed, workshop & machinery. 38 paddocks incl. 50 acres of irrigation via 193 Meg water license
2. “Bonds”: 100Ac/40Ha – Milking platform country – separate access – 20 paddocks – power connected – noted late heath country with black sand soil types
3. “Sommervilles”: 130Ac/52.6Ha – On Heywood’s township fringe – 3 stand GI woolshed – power – steel cattleyards – 40’x30’ machinery shed – 8 paddocks – electric pump on bore

COMMENTS:
A drought proof operation on Heywood’s doorstep. A productive small to medium scale dairy farm with superior structural improvements, most notably an as-new dairy with further potential to increase production with the added bonus of irrigation. Alternatively suited for intensive grazing purposes or in Lots as well-regarded outpaddocks for fattening and breeding purposes

AREA:
392 Acres / 158.6 Hectares or thereabouts
As a whole or in 3 Lots:
– Lot 1: Home & Dairy – 162 Acres/65.5Ha with home & dairy
– Lot 2: “Bonds” – 100 Acres/40Ha milking platform country
– Lot 3: “Sommervilles” – 130 Acres/52.6Ha

LOCATION:
3.5km south west of Heywood on sealed Catons Flat Road. 3km to Henty Hwy, 25km Portland

IMPROVEMENTS:
Lot 1: The Home & Dairy:
Fully renovated brick veneer home (15 years ago) with galvanized iron roof, circa 1960’s set in immaculately presented garden surrounds with feature lawn area. Comprising of our bedrooms all with built in robes. North facing with kitchen/living area opening onto undercover deck/outdoor entertaining area. Galley kitchen with large tiled breakfast bar to seat 5 or 6 with large stainless steel oven with gas cooktops and reverse cycle air conditioning unit and slow combustion wood heater. Second large den/family room. Family bathroom with separate shower and bath and renovated vanity. Laundry with second shower. Undercover double carport

New 20 aside swingover Herringbone dairy with Larson stall gates, built 2016. 7,200 litre vat, Alpha Laval milking plant, variable speed milk pump. Auto feed system with 30-35 ton silo and disc mill. New 200 cow yard with provision for floodwash. Toilet in dairy. Exiting dairy there is an AI race, separate load out facility and drenching/training race with crush. One large pond and sludge pit with provision for recycled water pumped to floodwash.

Situated adjacent to the dairy is shed complex 35m x 19m approximately – galvanized iron and steel frame comprising of:
• Calf shed with power (48’x30’)
• Workshop (24’x30’) with concrete floor, pit and powered for welding
• Machinery shed (48’x30’) – gravel floor – mezzanine loading bay

Lot 2: “Bonds”
Derelict home, dairy and woolshed. Power connected on block, smaller machinery shed (approximately 60’x30’)

Lot 3: “Sommervilles”
Three sided galvanized iron hayshed – 200 round bale capacity. Three stand galvanized iron woolshed with steel sheepyards. Steel cattleyards with crush and all weather semi loading ramp and 8 ton silo. Machinery shed – fully enclosed with concrete floor 40’x30’, lockable with skillion.

PADDOCKS:
Lot 1: Home & Dairy – milk platform
– 38 paddocks – 5 acres to 3 acres
– All serviced by central laneway

Lot 2: Bonds – All milking platform
– 20 paddocks x 5 acres
– Central laneway
– Lock up garage and machinery store (60’x30’)

Lot 3: “Sommervilles” – 1.6km to dairy from back paddock
– 8 paddocks
– Laneway at back
– Currently used as out country but could be milked off

WATER:
Lot 1: Home & Dairy
– Irrigation bore 8”x 70’ deep with 8” column (sunk 1998), approximately 50,000 gallons/hour capacity, currently and normally pumps 33,500 gallons/hour. Supplies stockwater to 2,500 gallon tank and gravity fed to troughs. Another 4,000 gallon poly tank with solar pump equipped. Both bores are interlinked. A further 1,300 gallon tank at old dairy with electric pump on bore (all 3 bores are interlinked, supplies dairy and stockwater)
– 30,000 gallon fresh water at house.
– 30,000 gallon freshwater at dairy.
– Fixed sprinkler irrigation over 50 acres (20 paddocks) via 193 megalitre water license (normally uses 100 megalitres per annum) and a diesel 80hp Cummings motor and turbine pump. Full rotation of 50 acres – 5 days – 6 hours/day pumping = 1” water.

Lot 2: “Bonds”
– 2” loop line to all cattle troughs via dairy bore
– Note: unequipped bore at old dairy. Power available

Lot 3: “Sommervilles”
– Electric pump on bore at woolshed pumping to 5,000 gallon tank gravity fed via 1¼” poly pipe to all concrete troughs

FENCING:
Conventional boundary fencing with internal electric dairy fencing. Excellent laneway system contiguous over the three Lots

PASTURES:
Perennial pastures of white clover with some strawberry clovers with grass predominantly rye grass and phalaris. Hay and silage cut on property generally around 200 rolls of silage and 600 rolls of hay.

FERTILISER:
Available upon request

RAINFALL:
32” / 820mm rainfall district

SOIL TYPE:
Versatile Heywood country situated west of Heywood on the noted late summer active country. Soil types consist of black sand and grey loams with black loam flats. Sommerville comprises mainly of grey loam soil types

CONTOUR:
Flat to slightly undulating. Drainage system drains much of the property

STOCK:
130 Friesian cows – calving August/September. Bega supplier – no known Johnes – fully self-contained with all fodder cut on property. Normally 20 to 25 replacement heifers and a similar number of calves

PRODUCTION:
Available upon request

  • Address: 146 Rigby Road VIC
  • Town: HEYWOOD
  • Region: South West VIC
  • Post Code: 3304
  • State: VIC
  • Country: Australia

Detail

Updated on June 25, 2019 at 9:51 pm

  • Price : EOI close Thur 9th May at 5pm
  • Property Size: 392 Acres
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Garage: 2
  • Property Type: Dairy
  • Property Status: Under Offer

Contact info

Nick Adamson
Nick Adamson
03 5562 06200418 571 589

Charles Stewart & Co Warrnambool

134 Fairy Street, Warrnambool VIC 3280 Warrnambool

OFFICE: 03 5562 0620

FAX: 03 5562 0200

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