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Corrick Plains, Giru

A Unique, multi-titled, well located, farming and grazing opportunity Giru

$5.5 million bare

ID #8236

Property Description

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“Corrick Plains has been held by the Le Feuvre family and ancestors since 1902 …. A Unique, multi-titled,  well located, farming and grazing opportunity” 

PROPERTY LOCATION: 

The property is located on the banks of the Haughton River, adjacent the rich Burdekin Delta irrigation district. Just 70km along the Bruce Highway south from Townsville and 50km north of Ayr, Corrick Plains is well positioned to grow Sugar cane, Vegetable or Tree Crops and graze cattle with transport to port, rail or road readily accessible. 

Townsville is a vibrant coastal city of approx 200,000 people with diverse industry and opportunity for employment, business and higher education. For cattlemen the Live Export shipping ex Townsville and Townsville JBS meatworks are also major attractions for this locationGiru (population 700) is noted for the Invicta Sugar Mill, which is owned by Wilmar Sugar. There is serious game fishing in the region, as the barramundi and Mangrove Jack are highly sought after species. There is a bowling club, the Giru International Hotel and a local store to pick up basic grocery items.

 AREA & TENURE:

Corrick Plains is an amalgamation of Freehold and Leasehold titles.

Total Area 3265.957ha (8066.914 acres)

Freehold titles – Seven Freehold Titles 390.57ha

 Leasehold titles – Five Leasehold titles 2875.387ha

 

THE HAUGHTON RIVER:                

 Whilst it doesn’t take up a large land area the water infrastructure in the Haughton catchment is of particular importance to the agricultural production systems and the supply needs of the Burdekin Shire, and Townsville City Councils. Water from the Burdekin River is transferred across to the Haughton Balancing Storage via the Haughton Main Channel where it is distributed to the Haughton River for irrigation and the Giru town water supply. It is also transferred from the Haughton Balancing Storage via pipeline to the Ross River Dam to supplement the water supply of Townsville.

Approximately 13,000 hectares of cane land is situated within the Haughton River catchment. The Burdekin region produces the highest tonnage of cane per hectare compared to an industry average of approximately 80 tonnes. The main reason is the availability of water for irrigation. All cane in the Burdekin is irrigated. The Haughton River catchment has approximately 14% of the Burdekin region’s cane farming area within its boundaries. It is also the home of the region’s largest mill, Invicta.

Orchards, tree crops, tropical fruits and other small crops form an important part of the agriculture mosaic in the area. Cattle production in the immediate Giru area is limited to a small number of properties due to the opportunity cost of flat, arable farming land. 

COUNTRY INFORMATION:

Corrick Plains is an interesting combination of rich fertile river frontage, fertile flood plains suitable for farming almost any tropical crop through to Paragrass lagoons, and higher less fertile grazing land with native species such as Black spear and an assortment of improved species such as Pangola, Rhodes and Guinea grasses. Seca & Verano stylos are present as well as a small area of Leucaena. As the property is boundaried to the east by mangrove creeks there are areas of no agricultural use.

The property is made up of approx 2800ha useful grazing land, 100ha irrigate farming land and 400ha unusable or inaccessible mangrove forest and tidal mud flats (salt pans). Of the total grazing land the owners estimate there is approximate 600-800ha of highly productive Paragrass.

The land is typically flat with occasional low ridges and high spots. Flooding from the Haughton River can be an issue during the wet season so to protect animals and rest pastures, the vendor will reduce cattle numbers during that period. 

Cropping History:

Corrick Plains has grown Sugar Cane more than 50 years and various Horticultural crops since 1990. Up until 2016 the vendors ran a very large horticultural business growing Zucchinis (no contract) for Woolworths for 25yrs. This year 2017 is the first time in many years the property has been totally devoted to cattle grazing.

CATTLE: Corrick Plains is being sold bare of cattle. Easily carrying 1500-2000head, the current owner strategically manages the cattle by utilising rotational grazing. The current programme is to introduce cattle in the earlier months of the year, depending on the wet, and supply live export or the meatworks with heavy turnoff cattle toward the close of the season pre wet season. As previous mentioned the owners will reduce cattle numbers during that wet season period. The owners do not currently have their own cattle on Corrick Plains.

Agistment cattle: Buyers should note that there is in place a 12mth agistment agreement commencing June 2016. This agreement will continue as per contract, unless the property buyer and Agistee come to a separate understanding. The current rate of Agistment is $3.50/head/week +GST.

 INFRASTRUCTURE: 

There is no home or dwelling on the property. 

Shed  There is a  large 40 x 40m shed with concrete floor, formerly a fruit Packing Shed used for Zucchini processing, is located adjacent the farming area.

 Cattle yards The cattle yards (1000hd capacity) are constructed of galvanized steel, timber, cable and conveyor belting and include race, covered vet crush, branding cradle and loading ramp. Adjacent the shed are two containers used for various storage purposes.

 Fencing & Paddocks There are 7 main and 5 holding paddocks constructed with 3-barb, steel. To facilitate the rotational grazing programme there is also extensive use of portable electric fencing within the various highly productive Paragrass paddocks. Portable electric fencing greatly improves feed utilization and grass growth. 

WATER:

Irrigation … Corrick Plains has two water licenses drawing water from the Haughton/Giru weir adjacent to the property. The pumping stations for both Irrigation and Stock water requirements is connected to 3-phase power and located on the bank of the river. 

Title reference Description Allocation (ML)
46012701 WA No. 658 on CP AP14988 300
46012216 WA No. 162 on CP AP14988 371

 Grazing/Stock water…

The water for stock is pumped along a central pipeline running the length of the property to in-line troughs and tanks. The system operates from a pressure pump located at the pumping station.

 A unique, symbiotic arrangement exists between Invicta Mill and Corrick Plains… during the process of sugar cane milling large volumes of waste water are pumped, at Invicta Mill expense, to their three immense holding dams located adjacent Corrick Plains. The relationship with Corrick Plains dates back to the 1960’s. Invicta Mill pumps waste water, into a pipeline traversing Corrick Plains and into long spoon channels thereby flooding large areas of land. This land now forms the extensive Paragrass pastures so valuable to the property.

FISHING & WATER ACTIVITIES

For a ‘boatie’ this is paradise! The Haughton has renowned barramundi fishing and crabbing and is a very popular destination for fishermen far and wide. There is a public road (fenced) running through Corrick Plains to a Public Boat Ramp and camping area on the banks of the Haughton River. The mouth of Haughton River is within 15minute hour boat ride from the boat ramp and is the launching pad for those heading out to fish the Great Barrier Reef. 

WILDLIFE: 

Corrick Plains has an “EPA Nature Refuge” of approximately 2800ha of leasehold land. Due to land topography the runoff from nearby farming and grazing properties drains to the mangrove forests and the ocean via Corrick Plains. As a significant local wetland area the nature refuge is in place to filter overland water flows and protect the environment of several bird and fish species.  Within the area are two ‘Tidal levies’ installed many years past to hold back salt water inundation. These levies also serve as sediment sinks, Paragrass habitats and fresh water for stock. The owners normal cattle grazing systems are not impacted however there are expectations of prudent woody weed control and grass ground cover parameters to prevent erosion. Major earthworks are not permitted. Estuarine Crocodiles are part of this general Haughton River environment.

PLANT & EQUIPMENT:

Corrick Plains is being sold bare of Plant and equipment. Fixtures such as pumps, motors, tanks and troughs pertaining to irrigation and stock water will be included.

 

DISCLAIMER:  The above report on Corrick Plains has been prepared by Slaney & Co based on information supplied by the property owner and other credible sources. Every endeavour has been made to verify its accuracy. Whilst we trust the information to be correct, we make no warranties or guarantees and prospective purchasers must rely on their own enquiries & research ©

 

 

 

 

“Corrick Plains has been held by the Le Feuvre family and ancestors since 1902 …. A Unique, multi-titled,  well located, farming and grazing opportunity” 

PROPERTY LOCATION: 

The property is located on the banks of the Haughton River, adjacent the rich Burdekin Delta irrigation district. Just 70km along the Bruce Highway south from Townsville and 50km north of Ayr, Corrick Plains is well positioned to grow Sugar cane, Vegetable or Tree Crops and graze cattle with transport to port, rail or road readily accessible. 

Townsville is a vibrant coastal city of approx 200,000 people with diverse industry and opportunity for employment, business and higher education. For cattlemen the Live Export shipping ex Townsville and Townsville JBS meatworks are also major attractions for this locationGiru (population 700) is noted for the Invicta Sugar Mill, which is owned by Wilmar Sugar. There is serious game fishing in the region, as the barramundi and Mangrove Jack are highly sought after species. There is a bowling club, the Giru International Hotel and a local store to pick up basic grocery items.

 AREA & TENURE:

Corrick Plains is an amalgamation of Freehold and Leasehold titles.

Total Area 3265.957ha (8066.914 acres)

Freehold titles – Seven Freehold Titles 390.57ha

 Leasehold titles – Five Leasehold titles 2875.387ha

 

THE HAUGHTON RIVER:                

 Whilst it doesn’t take up a large land area the water infrastructure in the Haughton catchment is of particular importance to the agricultural production systems and the supply needs of the Burdekin Shire, and Townsville City Councils. Water from the Burdekin River is transferred across to the Haughton Balancing Storage via the Haughton Main Channel where it is distributed to the Haughton River for irrigation and the Giru town water supply. It is also transferred from the Haughton Balancing Storage via pipeline to the Ross River Dam to supplement the water supply of Townsville.

Approximately 13,000 hectares of cane land is situated within the Haughton River catchment. The Burdekin region produces the highest tonnage of cane per hectare compared to an industry average of approximately 80 tonnes. The main reason is the availability of water for irrigation. All cane in the Burdekin is irrigated. The Haughton River catchment has approximately 14% of the Burdekin region’s cane farming area within its boundaries. It is also the home of the region’s largest mill, Invicta.

Orchards, tree crops, tropical fruits and other small crops form an important part of the agriculture mosaic in the area. Cattle production in the immediate Giru area is limited to a small number of properties due to the opportunity cost of flat, arable farming land. 

COUNTRY INFORMATION:

Corrick Plains is an interesting combination of rich fertile river frontage, fertile flood plains suitable for farming almost any tropical crop through to Paragrass lagoons, and higher less fertile grazing land with native species such as Black spear and an assortment of improved species such as Pangola, Rhodes and Guinea grasses. Seca & Verano stylos are present as well as a small area of Leucaena. As the property is boundaried to the east by mangrove creeks there are areas of no agricultural use.

The property is made up of approx 2800ha useful grazing land, 100ha irrigate farming land and 400ha unusable or inaccessible mangrove forest and tidal mud flats (salt pans). Of the total grazing land the owners estimate there is approximate 600-800ha of highly productive Paragrass.

The land is typically flat with occasional low ridges and high spots. Flooding from the Haughton River can be an issue during the wet season so to protect animals and rest pastures, the vendor will reduce cattle numbers during that period. 

Cropping History:

Corrick Plains has grown Sugar Cane more than 50 years and various Horticultural crops since 1990. Up until 2016 the vendors ran a very large horticultural business growing Zucchinis (no contract) for Woolworths for 25yrs. This year 2017 is the first time in many years the property has been totally devoted to cattle grazing.

CATTLE: Corrick Plains is being sold bare of cattle. Easily carrying 1500-2000head, the current owner strategically manages the cattle by utilising rotational grazing. The current programme is to introduce cattle in the earlier months of the year, depending on the wet, and supply live export or the meatworks with heavy turnoff cattle toward the close of the season pre wet season. As previous mentioned the owners will reduce cattle numbers during that wet season period. The owners do not currently have their own cattle on Corrick Plains.

Agistment cattle: Buyers should note that there is in place a 12mth agistment agreement commencing June 2016. This agreement will continue as per contract, unless the property buyer and Agistee come to a separate understanding. The current rate of Agistment is $3.50/head/week +GST.

 INFRASTRUCTURE: 

There is no home or dwelling on the property. 

Shed  There is a  large 40 x 40m shed with concrete floor, formerly a fruit Packing Shed used for Zucchini processing, is located adjacent the farming area.

 Cattle yards The cattle yards (1000hd capacity) are constructed of galvanized steel, timber, cable and conveyor belting and include race, covered vet crush, branding cradle and loading ramp. Adjacent the shed are two containers used for various storage purposes.

 Fencing & Paddocks There are 7 main and 5 holding paddocks constructed with 3-barb, steel. To facilitate the rotational grazing programme there is also extensive use of portable electric fencing within the various highly productive Paragrass paddocks. Portable electric fencing greatly improves feed utilization and grass growth. 

WATER:

Irrigation … Corrick Plains has two water licenses drawing water from the Haughton/Giru weir adjacent to the property. The pumping stations for both Irrigation and Stock water requirements is connected to 3-phase power and located on the bank of the river. 

Title reference Description Allocation (ML)
46012701 WA No. 658 on CP AP14988 300
46012216 WA No. 162 on CP AP14988 371

 Grazing/Stock water…

The water for stock is pumped along a central pipeline running the length of the property to in-line troughs and tanks. The system operates from a pressure pump located at the pumping station.

 A unique, symbiotic arrangement exists between Invicta Mill and Corrick Plains… during the process of sugar cane milling large volumes of waste water are pumped, at Invicta Mill expense, to their three immense holding dams located adjacent Corrick Plains. The relationship with Corrick Plains dates back to the 1960’s. Invicta Mill pumps waste water, into a pipeline traversing Corrick Plains and into long spoon channels thereby flooding large areas of land. This land now forms the extensive Paragrass pastures so valuable to the property.

FISHING & WATER ACTIVITIES

For a ‘boatie’ this is paradise! The Haughton has renowned barramundi fishing and crabbing and is a very popular destination for fishermen far and wide. There is a public road (fenced) running through Corrick Plains to a Public Boat Ramp and camping area on the banks of the Haughton River. The mouth of Haughton River is within 15minute hour boat ride from the boat ramp and is the launching pad for those heading out to fish the Great Barrier Reef. 

WILDLIFE: 

Corrick Plains has an “EPA Nature Refuge” of approximately 2800ha of leasehold land. Due to land topography the runoff from nearby farming and grazing properties drains to the mangrove forests and the ocean via Corrick Plains. As a significant local wetland area the nature refuge is in place to filter overland water flows and protect the environment of several bird and fish species.  Within the area are two ‘Tidal levies’ installed many years past to hold back salt water inundation. These levies also serve as sediment sinks, Paragrass habitats and fresh water for stock. The owners normal cattle grazing systems are not impacted however there are expectations of prudent woody weed control and grass ground cover parameters to prevent erosion. Major earthworks are not permitted. Estuarine Crocodiles are part of this general Haughton River environment.

PLANT & EQUIPMENT:

Corrick Plains is being sold bare of Plant and equipment. Fixtures such as pumps, motors, tanks and troughs pertaining to irrigation and stock water will be included.

 

DISCLAIMER:  The above report on Corrick Plains has been prepared by Slaney & Co based on information supplied by the property owner and other credible sources. Every endeavour has been made to verify its accuracy. Whilst we trust the information to be correct, we make no warranties or guarantees and prospective purchasers must rely on their own enquiries & research ©

 

 

 

 

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