THE Leyburn property New Farm, which has been transformed through soil enhancement technology and improved pastures, is on the market through Ray White Rural.
Located 76km from Toowoomba and 65km from Warwick, the 929 hecate (2296 acre) property has been at the forefront of soil improvement work during the past 12 years.
New Farm will be auctioned by Ray White Rural in Brisbane on March 16.
The patented technology involved deep ripping selected areas and then injecting a sodic soil amendment agent. The agent stops the clay acting as a wick and stops salt being drawn up into the root zone.
Rotational grazing practices have allowed improved pastures to seed and self sow. Paddocks are slashed to promote new growth after grazing. Improved pastures include premier digit, Rhodes grasses, creeping blue, bambatsi, Gatton panic, floren blue grass, bisset and burgundy bean have been introduced over time. Up to 320ha is described as suitable for cultivation.
New Farm is well watered with about 45 dams, mainly permanent. Most of the larger dams are stocked with yabbies, silver perch and yellow belly. A small creek runs through Brooklyn paddock on south-eastern corner with good permanent hole. This is a protected area for koalas and native habitat. There are also three bores.
The near new boundary fence is mainly 2m high Clipex and Waratah exclusion fencing. New Farm has 31 main paddocks plus holding paddocks.
Coopers block has portable steel sheep yards located next to five 100-150 head lamb feedlot pens. Portable cattle panels, with a crush and loading ramp, are located at Coopers house as well as older type sheep and cattle yards in fair, useable condition.
There are three homes on the property. New Farm has a three bedroom home, and shearer’s quarters' converted into dormitory accommodation. Dalmere has a three bedroom home. Coppers has a five bedroom manager’s home. There are also a number of sheds, a workshop, and two 40 tonne silos. There is also a 1.4km long airstrip.
New Farm can also be viewed online at domainrural.com.au – code: 2014137922.
Contact Joe Mildren, 0409 617 476, or James Croft, 0429 318 646, Ray White Rural.