24488 Bass Highway,
Brittons Swamp, TAS
Dairy With Swamp & Rolling Hill MixLocated only 15km from Smithton in a 1,200mm rainfall-belt this outstanding property, always owned by the original settling family has been developed into an excellent dairy farm since its conversion from Brittons Swamps blackwood forests. The properties 8 titles have an area of approximately 143 hectares of an excellent mix of hills and flats. The property is subdivided into largely 1.2 to 1.7ha paddocks, accessed by an excellent laneway system with an excellent stock water system that has 2 troughs in most paddocks. The perimeter areas of the property that adjoin native bush are wallaby fenced and the remainder of the internal fencing all electric. 200 plus dairy cows are being milked through and excellent 32 unit herringbone dairy and seasonal production has peaked at 140,000 milk solids.
Situated in a 1,200mm rainfall-belt the property has 100% perennial rye grass and clover pastures, which are very productive. Stock water is supplied via a permanent creek and there is a 35,000 litre per hour bore located close to the dairy. There are many quality outbuildings that would certainly cater for any farm related endeavour. The main home on the property has been immaculately kept, with many original Blackwood and hardwood linings and floor boards, complimented by kitchen and bathroom upgrades. The main bedroom has an ensuite, while the additional 3 bedrooms and sunroom/office provide space for a family. The lounge room is lined with original timbers and flows out to a north facing verandah that then opens up into a well-established garden area. The home also has a 12m x 9m double garage/workshop close by. A second 3 bedroom home provides accommodation options for farm labour.
The dairy is an excellent 32 swing over with auto cup removers, feed system, 10,000litre milk silo and 53m3 Sherwell grain silo, attached AI race and stockyards make milking and stock work as easy as possible. Calf sheds, machinery sheds and workshop space are all high quality and spacious. Included is a 4WD Kubota Tractor and some additional machinery. The property is adjacent to the Bass Highway, which provides school bus pick ups and mail delivery as well as waste pick ups.