DAVID and Vicki Lampe’s historic and highly productive Coonamble, NSW, property Nebea Station remains on the market after being passed in at auction.
Located 18km east of Coonamble on the Baradine Road, the 5495 hectare (13,578 acre) freehold property was passed in at a Ray White Rural auction for $8.3 million.
The property has a very good balance of country with grey/chocolate clay and red sandy loam soils. About 800ha is currently cultivated with the potential to increase the farmed area. A drawcard is the 1200ha to 1600ha of naturally flooded country from Nebea Creek.
Improved pastures include buffel, Rhodes grass and lucerne as well as native Mitchell grass and other grasses and herbages. Timbers include myall, rosewood, belah, bimble box and whitewood.
The property is exceptionally well watered by eight equipped sub-artesian bores. The interconnected water system supplies 30 header tanks and concrete water troughs. There are also three dams and permanent and semi-permanent water holes along Nebea Creek.
The Lampe family have consistently run 550 Angus breeders and turning off the progeny at around 400kg feeder weights. They also take on agistment cattle when the seasonal conditions permit. With further farming development the property is estimated to background up to 2000 cattle.
The property is divided into 21 main and holding paddocks. There are four sets of cattle yards, with with two of them capable of also handling sheep.
There is also a circa 1881 homestead with four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The kitchen and bathrooms were renovated five years ago. The homestead is complemented by in-ground swimming pool, tennis court, and a landscaped garden. There are also two cottages, shearer’s quarters, workshop/stables, machinery shed, 10 stand shearing shed, solar system, and eight grain silos.
Nebea was bought by the Lampe family in 1914. Third generation custodians David and Vicky Lampe have always believed in a consistent policy of conservative stocking rates which have served as both a drought strategy and a “sustainable agriculture” strategy.
Nebea was orginally a 48,500ha pastoral lease gazetted in 1874 and held by WM Ronald and Co. According to Heather B Ronald’s book ‘Wool before the wind’ in 1880, 32 shearers shore 65,438 sheep in a month.
Contact Bruce Douglas, 0417 602 603, or Chris Korff, 0427 005 090, Ray White Rural, or David Thompson, 0428 214 465, Halcroft and Bennett.