Rural for sale

Rural in Torrumbarry, VIC

4 2 5

Echuca area direct Waterfront Access. Long term lease or buy.

Southern Silvers Native Fish was established in 1996; now after 20 years of successfully growing Silver Perch we are retiring. It has been a greatly fulfilling venture and adventure. The industry has changed markedly in our time and we are leaving at a time when demand and prices are at levels we didn't dare to dream of when we started.
Southern Silvers Native Fish has 11 ponds in operation; 9 of these are 80m x 40m in size, holding 4megs of water, while the remaining 2 are 60m x 40m in size. Approvals are in place to expand by a further 2Ha of ponds if desired by the new owners, and could be converted to Murray Cod grow out or any other native species.
All ponds are fully enclosed under a bird netting canopy, totally covering the 5ha fish farm site. Each pond is equipped with both single and three phase power outlets supplying power to paddle wheel aerators and automated pond feeders respectively. The site is monitored 24/7 by state of the art digital dissolved oxygen system. Waste water from the ponds is discharged into a recycling canal where it can be recycled within the fish farm or reused to irrigation water to grow crops on the remaining farm area. Highly effective aeration systems and extensive water reticulation make for efficient operation.
To enable post harvest handling there fully equipped live fish holding and purge facility housing a 25,000L live fish holding and purge system including 2000Lt S/S bead filter and UV sterilizer. Also within the purge building there is a fully equipped lab room, with all necessary water test equipment including benches, sink, microscope, etc. There is also fully insulated packing and dispatch room, cool room, including large flake ice maker, S/S packing table, gas hot water, etc. The application of automated systems where practical has led to improvements in stock security, farm management, farm production and workload urgency involved in daily operation of the fish farm. A father/son or husband/wife partnership could easily manage the property and while maintaining a relaxed country lifestyle.

Southern Silver Native Fish is situated on 83 acres near Torrumbarry, a small rural community approximately 30 km west of Echuca in Vic. The farm has about 2.5km of creek frontage and is situated just 5km from the Murray River in one of the more picturesque areas of the Murray riverland region. Echuca is a major regional town just 20 minutes by sealed road and has all the services you could wish for. The property was purchased expressly to construct the Family Home and Southern Silvers Native Fish Farm business. The benefits of this site include:
Direct creek frontage with no common neighbors.
Close to the fish markets of Melbourne (under 3 hours).
Good soil type - high clay content.
Pristine rural area with minimal chance of chemical contamination.
Secure access to water (rights to 148.1 Meg) and electrical power.
Close to the major regional centers of Echuca, Bendigo and Shepparton.
Serviced by excellent mobile telephone coverage (nearby Telstra and Optus towers) and current connection to the National Broadband Network (NBN) to support all modern business requirements.

The fish farm is currently stocked with about 30,000 Silver Perch ranging in size from 100g to 1.0kg. We currently supply live product most of the year round directly to retailers in Melbourne via long term established markets. The current configuration allows for production of approximately 15 tonnes of fish per annum.
In addition to the active production of Silver Perch, the property boasts approximately 28 Ha of fenced, lasered, pipe-line irrigated paddocks currently sewn to pastures and presently utilised for beef cattle production. All necessary farming infrastructure is in place to support agricultural pursuits (including shedding, stock circles, modern steel and timber cattle yards, recycled drainage). The high quality soil and secure water access would lend itself to a large variety of horticultural/agricultural ventures.
Included on the property there is a substantial family home or manager's residence. It has 4 bedrooms, large living areas, 2 bathrooms with spa, reverse cycle air conditioning, large timber galley kitchen, 10kw solar system, undercover outdoor entertainment area, verandas all around, established extensive gardens and situated with picturesque water views. There is also an adjacent lockable building which includes ample undercover parking and storage area.

Our asking price is $1.6 million on a walk in - walk out basis. This includes:
Immediate income and cash flow from day one with approximately 8.0 tonnes of product ready for sale at this time.
An extensive equipment list (including vehicles, machinery, spares, lubricants etc)
Existing markets, supplier and customer contacts
Farm production data, computer models, software source code, etc.

Growout Fish farming is quite straight forward when properly managed. We are extremely keen to see our farm continue to flourish under the new owners and so we will be offering part time assistance after handover.
Our preferred contact is by email, giving us a brief overview of your background and basis for your interest.
Last updated: 07:31PM on Jul 31st 2017
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