1530 Konetta Road,
"LEDGARD"798.2 Hectares 1972 Acres
The sale of Ledgard represents a fantastic opportunity to purchase a highly diverse property with a near perfect balance of land in an assured area with the security of irrigation. Ledgard is a unique, highly productive property which will suit the corporate investor seeking exposure to the dynamic agricultural industry and those who value enterprise diversity looking to expand an existing agriculture business.
Ledgard is ideally located at Greenways in the South East of South Australia being approximately 55km from Millicent, 35km from Lucindale and 66km from Kingston SE. Approximately 100km north of Mt. Gambier and 370km south east of Adelaide, the South East is noted for its quality primary production in agriculture, dairy, viticulture and aquaculture industries.
A high light of Ledgard is the near perfect balance of soil types. Gently undulating strong hill gum country provides excellent winter grazing and summer grazing where lucerne is established while the deep friable black clay loams provide high yielding crops, intense livestock grazing and is well suited to irrigation pursuits.
The property is well drained and includes an ideal amount of shade and shelter for livestock.
Pastures include lucerne, sub clover, phalaris, perennial rye grass, white clover and annuals typical of the district while irrigation specific pastures include splice and sorghum.
Cereals are utilised for additional grazing while assisting the ongoing pasture renovation programme.
These pastures are highly improved and respond well to the consistent fertiliser programme facilitating excellent year round production.
Stock water is supplied from the shallow underground aquifer by way of electric pump and windmill supplying numerous tanks and in turn concrete troughing in each paddock.
Ledgard enjoys an approximately 650mm to 700mm of rainfall while the area is regarded as very reliable.
The property is well fenced throughout with most fences including a hot wire with central lane way in places.
A significant water licence which allows in excess of 1300 kilolitres (30-6-2017) of unconfined water to be extracted per annum.
The water is high quality and plentiful.
Irrigation infrastructure includes approximately 48 Hectares of near new Reinke centre pivot irrigation along with approximately 38 Hectares of flood irrigation.
The irrigation area may be expanded significantly in order to fully utilise the water licence.
The irrigation adds annual production to the property while negating the full effects of potential drought.
Ledgard is currently utilised for prime lamb and wool production along with a self replacing Poll Hereford herd. Opportunity cropping and hay and silage production are also carried out.
A key feature of this property is the quality of the outstanding livestock working facilities.
In 2009 the owners invested in Prattley bugle S style galvanized steel and sheet cattle yards which includes weigh box, reader, RPM crush, walk way, round yard and concrete flooring in high use areas.
A set of Prattley sheep yards being galvanized steel with double drenching race were erected at the same time.
These yards compliment a dedicated loading complex and 4 stand wool shed.
The main home is a modern 3 bedroom brick veneer with heating and cooling.
Various other shedding throughout.
Ledgard is a well balanced highly productive property in the heart of some of the most recognised grazing country in the South East of South Australia.
AUCTION Thursday 20th July 2017 at 2.00pm
at the Naracoorte Town Hall
Terms: 10% deposit at the fall of the hammer.
Settlement: Thursday 31st August 2017
Detailed Property Information Schedule available.