Macquarie River Irrigation & Farming

“Baroona” is a Dubbo district property that carries as strong reputation of having enviable country, large river frontage, good homestead and quality working improvements. The four centre pivot irrigators allow for a variety of income options on a property that is located close to a major centre and with highway frontage. The country runs from heavy alluvial Macquarie River country to fertile red loams that are practically all arable. The river country of approximately 400 acres provides the opportunity to grow cereal and fodder crops as well as irrigated lucerne for hay production. Pastures are mainly clover, ryegrass and phalaris with the ability to introduce lucerne into the country that is presently under crop. An extremely well watered property with supply from 4 dams, along with a 6 km frontage to the Macquarie River.
A stock and domestic bore supplies a 31,780 litre tank that in turn supplies troughs in all paddocks. “Baroona” has been cropped in recent years with minimal livestock running on the property.
The nature of the property allows for breeding and finishing livestock along with growing irrigated crops and dryland crops. Past history has seen livestock trading, stud sheep and cropping, all of which have been testament to the quality and diverse nature of the property. An opportunity exists at “Baroona” to create a lucerne and cereal hay trading business, especially due to the excellent storage facilities.
Irrigation infrastructure of two river pumps supplying four centre pivots. 1 x T&L 50 acre pivot – diesel powered, 1 x Zimmatic 40 acre pivot – electric, 1 x Tyco 50 acre pivot – electric and 1 x Tyco 40 acre pivot, providing centre pivot irrigation to 180 acres. A 4mgl Macquarie River Licence will be included with the property. A well designed underground mains system with numerous hydrants allows for irrigation by hard hose irrigators in the areas not covered by the pivots. 10 small paddocks are serviced by a drip irrigation system that is serviced by a filter system. A further 54 mgl of High Security and 182 mgl of General Security will be available to the successful purchaser, upon the sale of the property, at a fixed price. If the purchaser does not require the water entitlements these licences will auctioned post the property auction. Original timber was River red Gums with majestic examples along the river and throughout the property. Fencing in the main is hinge joint in good order in the 14 main paddocks and 10 smaller paddocks. All of the pivot circles are fenced with hinge joint along with surrounding areas. In most cases the river is fenced off from the irrigation and grazing paddocks.
Improvements are headlined by a 45 square, six bedroom brick veneer homestead with tile roof, (the bricks in this home are sand stock having been retrieved from an old Hotel at Pyrmont) set on a high point above the river with superb views up and down stream. Kitchen with electric appliances, timber cupboards, pantry, meals /family room, tile floor with wood heater, reverse cycle air conditioning, formal lounge and dining room with fireplace. Master bedroom with ensuite and walk in robe, carpet and reverse cycle air conditioning, one other bedroom with ensuite, four bedrooms with built ins. Office, plus a large utility room. 3 vehicle car port. The home is set in a prominent position with views of the river.
Inground pool (not in use), garden shed, concrete block meat room with air conditioner, hot water service and adjacent coolroom.
136,000 litre underground rain water tank, river pump servicing the garden which has underground sprinkler mains for the vast lawns.
Working improvements include a steel framed machinery shed with enclosed 24m x 12m bay which has doors on either end allowing drive through for trucks and machinery, plus 24m x 9m skillion. This shed has concrete floor throughout plus three phase power. Semi enclosed steel framed machinery shed 17m x 12m.
Semi enclosed steel framed machinery shed/workshop 17m x 8m with power. 3 x storage sheds, one with power. 6 x elevated fuel tanks.
Steel framed, semi enclosed, 3 bay hay shed 35m x 30m. 1 x 100 tonne silo; 3 x 75 tonne silos; 3 x seed silos.
2 stand electric elevated woolshed with steel pens and adjacent steel sheep yards. Steel cattle yards with crush and loading ramp, plus adjoining feedlot yards.
Auction 11am 2nd December 2022, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo. Inspections by appointment. Contact Peter Dwyer 0418 266523.

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224R Narromine Road, DUBBO NSW 2830

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