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Farleigh Farm, Broughton

Excellent farming opportunity Charters Towers

Auction 14th October, 2021

ID #93464

Land Size

193.02 hectares

Property Description

Interested in this listing or have any questions? Please contact using info below:

Henry Slaney

  • T: 07 4787 1811
  • M: 0429 872 985

The attraction of Farleigh is the combination of rural lifestyle, a large comfortable homestead and a substantial farm income…

Location: Farleigh is located approximately 16km south of Charters Towers and boundaries the Broughton River frontage for approximately 2.0kms and easily accesses all the services of a regional town, population approx 9000 people. Schooling, both primary and secondary, are a feature of the Charters Towers community with the town boasting three Private Schools, the State High School and three State Primary Schools.

Previously (some years previously) the school bus collected children from the end of Alford Road, across the river from the homestead. With the installation of two grids, it remains possible to reconstruct a second Farleigh Farm access road directly across from the Homestead to join Alford Road.

Charters Towers is an historic city established in the gold rush of the 1880’s and still services the large Gold Mining and Grazing Industries. For cattleman, the weekly liveweight selling centre in Charters Towers, Live Export ex Townsville (130klm) and Townsville meatworks are all major attractions for this location. Townsville is a vibrant city of approx 200,000 with diverse industry and opportunity for employment, business and higher education.

Area & Tenure: 193.02ha (476.96 acres) Freehold

Rainfall: Approximate average rainfall is 640mm (25″)

Country:

Farleigh is a mix of alluvial river frontage, red & black goldfields and decomposed granite type soils, predominantly timbered with Ironbark, Box and Bloodwood and pastured with Black Spear, Urachloa and Stylos. The property has been conservatively stocked for many years so there is an abundance of feed.

Farleigh is currently divided into:

  • 6 x grazing paddocks
  • 1 x 8 barb electric vermin fenced irrigation paddock approx 150 acres
  • 2 x irrigation paddocks (currently not in production)

Farming:

Hay farming is the core business focus at Farleigh with production directed at the recreational horse market and local cattle producers. The vendors offer a delivery service to Townsville customers when volumes warrant.

  • 35 acres Lucerne Hay
  • 20 acres Rhodes Hay
  • 90 acres plus Bush Hay (grazed out of wet season)

Grazing:

  • 400 acres grazing approx
  • Hay production is the owners focus, so the property has a small herd of agistment cattle present.

Infrastructure:

Homestead:

Located overlooking the banks of the Broughton River and set within a neat garden the modern 4-bedroom masonry block homestead features open plan living and dining area with two lounge rooms and is fully airconditioned using an evaporative system. The house is fully tiled and equipped with security screens.

Accommodation:

In a previous life Farleigh had mixed farm production including Citrus and Mango Orchards so there was a requirement for considerable farm labour. Farleigh therefore has three separate worker/guest accommodation buildings (5m x 5m) two of which are masonry block and one fibro (currently storage room)

Additionally, there is a central kitchen block (9m x 6m) with adjoining amenities.

Sheds:

Large fully concreted shed 33m x 40m which is currently used for hay storage and machinery storage. Shed has 3-phase power.

Two cold rooms:

  1. 4.5m x 5.3m x 2.3m high
  2. 2.4m x 4.5m x 2m high

Lockable storage for chemicals

Workshop with lighting

Water:

Irrigation: Farleigh is located on the banks of the Broughton River. It has three licensed spears/water allocations at three different locations along the river from which water can be drawn from beneath the sand. At this time only one of the spear/water allocations is in use. Two of the spear/water allocation locations are powered by three phase power.

  1. Water allocation 966Ap14988 – 50meg / yr
  2. Water Allocation 965AP14988 – 108meg / yr
  3. Water Allocation 964AP14988 – 36meg / yr
  4. TOTAL Water Allocation – 194megs pa.

Stock Water:

  • There are three stock troughs and one dam.
  • Solar on one bore supplying stock water 3600 gals/hour
  • Windmill on well (not in use)

House Water:

                240V submersible on bore supplying house

Fencing:

The property is fully boundary fenced with a 4-barb fence and subdivided into 9 paddocks. All fence lines have been cleared and stick-raked.

  • 6 x grazing paddocks
  • 1 x 8-barb electric fence around irrigation approx 150 acres
  • 2 x irrigation paddocks with hydrants (currently not in production)

Yards:

A small set of portable panel cattle yards are centrally located on the property, to the south of the homestead, and include calf branding cradle, weigh pen, scales, crush and loading ramp. There is water at the yards.

Livestock:

Nil included in the sale.

Plant: Contact Agent

 Opportunities at Farleigh

  • Retirement block or young family, school bus, selection of schools
  • Lucerne Hay farm (currently growing)
  • Rhodes Hay farm (currently growing)
  • Farleigh has previously grown mangoes, citrus, grapes & vegetables
  • Hay production to supplement family cattle property
  • Goats or sheep
  • Feedloting
  • Depot for cattle to market, Fattening block
  • Stud cattle
  • Increase hay production business:
  • Approx 60 acres of unused irrigation “within vermin proof enclosure” with presently unused hydrants
  • Approx 60 acres “outside of enclosure” with presently unused hydrants
  • Alternative access via Alford Road (all bitumen), option to install grids

 

Disclaimer: The above report 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. © Copyright Slaney & Co

The attraction of Farleigh is the combination of rural lifestyle, a large comfortable homestead and a substantial farm income…

Location: Farleigh is located approximately 16km south of Charters Towers and boundaries the Broughton River frontage for approximately 2.0kms and easily accesses all the services of a regional town, population approx 9000 people. Schooling, both primary and secondary, are a feature of the Charters Towers community with the town boasting three Private Schools, the State High School and three State Primary Schools.

Previously (some years previously) the school bus collected children from the end of Alford Road, across the river from the homestead. With the installation of two grids, it remains possible to reconstruct a second Farleigh Farm access road directly across from the Homestead to join Alford Road.

Charters Towers is an historic city established in the gold rush of the 1880’s and still services the large Gold Mining and Grazing Industries. For cattleman, the weekly liveweight selling centre in Charters Towers, Live Export ex Townsville (130klm) and Townsville meatworks are all major attractions for this location. Townsville is a vibrant city of approx 200,000 with diverse industry and opportunity for employment, business and higher education.

Area & Tenure: 193.02ha (476.96 acres) Freehold

Rainfall: Approximate average rainfall is 640mm (25″)

Country:

Farleigh is a mix of alluvial river frontage, red & black goldfields and decomposed granite type soils, predominantly timbered with Ironbark, Box and Bloodwood and pastured with Black Spear, Urachloa and Stylos. The property has been conservatively stocked for many years so there is an abundance of feed.

Farleigh is currently divided into:

  • 6 x grazing paddocks
  • 1 x 8 barb electric vermin fenced irrigation paddock approx 150 acres
  • 2 x irrigation paddocks (currently not in production)

Farming:

Hay farming is the core business focus at Farleigh with production directed at the recreational horse market and local cattle producers. The vendors offer a delivery service to Townsville customers when volumes warrant.

  • 35 acres Lucerne Hay
  • 20 acres Rhodes Hay
  • 90 acres plus Bush Hay (grazed out of wet season)

Grazing:

  • 400 acres grazing approx
  • Hay production is the owners focus, so the property has a small herd of agistment cattle present.

Infrastructure:

Homestead:

Located overlooking the banks of the Broughton River and set within a neat garden the modern 4-bedroom masonry block homestead features open plan living and dining area with two lounge rooms and is fully airconditioned using an evaporative system. The house is fully tiled and equipped with security screens.

Accommodation:

In a previous life Farleigh had mixed farm production including Citrus and Mango Orchards so there was a requirement for considerable farm labour. Farleigh therefore has three separate worker/guest accommodation buildings (5m x 5m) two of which are masonry block and one fibro (currently storage room)

Additionally, there is a central kitchen block (9m x 6m) with adjoining amenities.

Sheds:

Large fully concreted shed 33m x 40m which is currently used for hay storage and machinery storage. Shed has 3-phase power.

Two cold rooms:

  1. 4.5m x 5.3m x 2.3m high
  2. 2.4m x 4.5m x 2m high

Lockable storage for chemicals

Workshop with lighting

Water:

Irrigation: Farleigh is located on the banks of the Broughton River. It has three licensed spears/water allocations at three different locations along the river from which water can be drawn from beneath the sand. At this time only one of the spear/water allocations is in use. Two of the spear/water allocation locations are powered by three phase power.

  1. Water allocation 966Ap14988 – 50meg / yr
  2. Water Allocation 965AP14988 – 108meg / yr
  3. Water Allocation 964AP14988 – 36meg / yr
  4. TOTAL Water Allocation – 194megs pa.

Stock Water:

  • There are three stock troughs and one dam.
  • Solar on one bore supplying stock water 3600 gals/hour
  • Windmill on well (not in use)

House Water:

                240V submersible on bore supplying house

Fencing:

The property is fully boundary fenced with a 4-barb fence and subdivided into 9 paddocks. All fence lines have been cleared and stick-raked.

  • 6 x grazing paddocks
  • 1 x 8-barb electric fence around irrigation approx 150 acres
  • 2 x irrigation paddocks with hydrants (currently not in production)

Yards:

A small set of portable panel cattle yards are centrally located on the property, to the south of the homestead, and include calf branding cradle, weigh pen, scales, crush and loading ramp. There is water at the yards.

Livestock:

Nil included in the sale.

Plant: Contact Agent

 Opportunities at Farleigh

  • Retirement block or young family, school bus, selection of schools
  • Lucerne Hay farm (currently growing)
  • Rhodes Hay farm (currently growing)
  • Farleigh has previously grown mangoes, citrus, grapes & vegetables
  • Hay production to supplement family cattle property
  • Goats or sheep
  • Feedloting
  • Depot for cattle to market, Fattening block
  • Stud cattle
  • Increase hay production business:
  • Approx 60 acres of unused irrigation “within vermin proof enclosure” with presently unused hydrants
  • Approx 60 acres “outside of enclosure” with presently unused hydrants
  • Alternative access via Alford Road (all bitumen), option to install grids

 

Disclaimer: The above report 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. © Copyright Slaney & Co

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