- Land Area Ha: 2012
- Land Area Acres: 4973
- Location & services: Km's to Nearest Town: 20, Nearest Town: Beacon, Location / District: Wialki
- Tenure: Freehold: 100%
- Property Type: Grazing, Rural Land, Sheep & Cattle, Arable, Cereals, Lifestyle / Rural, Mixed Farming, Cropping
About this listing
The standout feature of "Ridgy Ridge" are the highly desirable and forgiving light to medium soil types over the bulk of the property, coupled with the reliable rainfall pattern enjoyed by the Wialki area.
Thirty year rainfall records from taken from 1988 show the property experiences a 344mm average annual rainfall, which is considerably higher than many surrounding districts.
Located 20km South East of Beacon at 497 Dalgouring - Snake Soak Road, the land is undulating, reasonably elevated and essentially free of any significant salinity issues.
Native timbers include wandoo, mallee and jam.
"Ridgy Ridge" is watered via five dams and one scheme water meter. There is also a bore which is no longer in use, however has provided a reliable source of stock water in the past.
A recent improvement to the property is a large, modern drive through machinery shed of 36m x 18m, with a second machinery shed with adjoining workshop of approximately 28m x 9m.
Tanks on the property include 2 x Flexi N tanks and numerous poly and concrete water tanks including 4 x 4,500 litre, 1 x 14,000 litre, 5 x 22,000 litre, 2 x 20,000 litre and 1 x 30,000 litre water tanks.
The home is a comfortable three bedroom house plus office and sleepouts with solar hot water system, reverse cycle air conditioning and an adjoining large double garage.
There are also a set of steel cattle yards with crush, as the current owners ran 50 breeders in conjunction with the cropping program until recent times.
857 hectares were sown in 2018 to a combination of wheat, barley and lupins, with crops considered mostly clean and yielding very well.
Over the past five years, the cropping rotation has included wheat, barley, canola, oats and lupins with an average of 400 hectares being left to pasture each year and chemically fallowed and/or spray-topped early to set up for cropping in the following year. Pasture paddocks in 2018 totalled 685 hectares, and weeds have been well managed in preparation for the 2019 cropping season also.
"Ridgy Ridge" consists of two adjoining titles located in the Mount Marshall Shire, with annual shire rates being approximately $6088 per annum.
The seller will consider selling the titles separately, subject to the sale of both.
"Ridgy Ridge" has enjoyed excellent agronomic management over many years and is now offered for genuine sale at $1,000,000.