Rural for sale

410 Mcgraths Road,

Orford, VIC

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Situated 60km south of Hamilton and 48km north/west of Warrnambool Livestock exchange.
Comprising approximately 537 ha (1330 ac) on 3 titles
Vendor is downsizing 3 large properties to concentrate on their home location
High rainfall and versatile country.
The farm is fully self-contained from run-off and fodder purposes, they are currently milking 380 cows but has the potential to milk 500/600 cows as well all dry cattle by keeping the 3 titles together.

Andrews dairy block 260.31 ha (644 ac) on 2 titles
Features a 40 unit rotary dairy only 5 ½ years old, Hargraves hot dipped platform, GEA Westfalia fully automated computer milking system with touch voice notification, teat cup removers, milk meters, retention bar, auto teat sprayer and drafting, GEA 18000 litre vat, fully computerised GEA feed system with individual feeding, 1 x 30 tonne silo, 1 x 2 1/2 tonne silo, 2 x 5 tonne silo
1600 litre hot water service for the rotary, 400 litre hot water for the vat with GEA heat exchange with fresh water via 40,000 litre tank, 3 phase power with the backup from Cummings command 90 K V A touch control generator with heater.
Yard capacity 350/400 cows with GEA Cobden flood wash supplied by 40,000 litre tank via a bore, effluent is pumped from a catchment point at the side of the yards into large pond then irrigated to parts of the farm.

Approximately 70-72 paddocks on milking platform is used only for milking of approx 880 acres fenced into roughly 10 to 14 acre lots that leaves approximately 440 acres to run all the dry cows, heifers and for fodder.
Water supply - 2 submersible pumps on bores, one at the dairy the other on Riordans, which supplies all the milking portion of the property including 240 acres of Top Jockey, with 2 x 3 hp pumps which is interlinked via 2” and 1 ½” poly pipe to 1000 gal concrete troughs, 1 large dam and 6 small dams. Very well maintained laneways lead from the dairy to all milking paddocks, laneway through to stockyards and woolshed on Top Jockey.

Top Jockey comprises 277.7 ha ( 687 ac) of which approximately 240 acres is connected to the dairy with another 447 acres for dry cattle, replacement heifers and fodder production.
The majority of the fencing is set up to suit dairying with 3 plains, pine posts with 2 and 3 wires electrified, the rest conventional fenced.

Pastures - Perennial rye grass and clover with natural pastures.
Soil - Mainly red and grey sandy loam with small parcel of volcanic.
Contour - Slightly undulating, good run off country.
Fertiliser - Very good super history continuously over many years.
Rainfall - 30”/750ml rainfall country.
Stock - The last 3-4 years have involved milking 380/420 jerseys and crossbred cows with a 2 calving pattern, all young and dry stock retained on property, Johnnes negative.
Agents Comments -
This property gives you the opportunity to run a large Dairy by utilising the hole 1330 acres for milking, running replacement Heifers, dry cows, growing and cutter fodder crops and pasture hay for a self efficient property
The 430 Acres plus 210 give you 644 acres already set up to milk 350 cows , that leave 687 acres to run dry cows replacement heifer grow all fodder requirements then run beef or Prime lambs as another form of cash flow.
Last updated: 12:35PM on Aug 18th 2017
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