Renowned for excellent pasture growing capabilities and ultra-high carrying capacities, “Mt Agnes” offers the rare and unique opportunity to acquire a substantial prime beef, sheep and fat lamb grazing enterprise, in the blue-ribbon grazing district of Walcha.
Country: 3,479 Acres / 1,408 Hectares. “Mt Agnes” ranges from level, slightly sloping and rolling arable areas through to soft open undulating grazing country. The soils are principally productive basalts, trap rock and loams that are highly suited to a vast range of high performance permanent pastures. Approximately 1,000 hectares of arable country is highly suited to the direct drilling of high performance pasture. Whilst there is currently a pasture improvement program that is undertaken on the property, there is scope to improve production under a more extensive pasture improvement program
Rainfall: The mean annual rainfall is estimated to be 874.4mm (34.42”) at the Tia weather station, however Mt Agnes benefits from the higher rainfall at the southern end of the property due to its proximity to the ranges of Mummel Gulf National Park and the high rainfall areas around the Yarras and Yarrowitch weather
stations. Rainfall in these areas can exceed 1,200mm per annum. Estimated annual rainfall at “Mt Agnes” is in the order of 1,000mm per annum. Water: “Mt Agnes” is well serviced for water, featuring double frontage to two permanent creeks. 44 dams across the property supply water to every paddock. Location: “Mt Agnes” is situated on the Oxley Highway, approximately 40 kilometres south-east of Walcha and 10 kilometres to the east of the renowned high-rainfall Yarrowitch farming and grazing district. Walcha is approximately 4.5 hours drive from Sydney via the scenic Thunderbolts Way, with Brisbane approximately 6 hours via the New England Highway. The major regional centres of Armidale and Tamworth are in close proximity only 65 kilometres and 90 kilometres respectively from Walcha. Commercial flights service Armidale and Tamworth daily with both airports approximately 1 hour flight from both Sydney and Brisbane. An airstrip at the Walcha Aerodrome services private flights just 5 kilometres from Walcha. Working improvements: 4 stand shearing shed with full undercover sheep yards and preparation area totalling approximately 900m2, 95,000 litre water tank adjacent to the shearing shed 18m x 10m 3-bay machinery shed with solar power, modern steel cattle yards, 2 x sheep yards, 12m x 6m wool/machinery shed. Housing: The main homestead offers a well-presented 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom dwelling which has been designed to maximise its north facing aspect. This home is of rendered brick construction and is fully fenced with established gardens. The second homestead is a similarly well-presented 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom dwelling which has had a rear rumpus room added in recent years. The homestead is of weatherboard construction with single bay carport. The homestead’s elevated position, established gardens and northerly aspect offer pleasant views over the property and nearby dam. For Sale: Contact Agents. For further details on “Mt Agnes” including access to the Information Memorandum please contact the exclusive selling agents Richard Royle of Colliers International (0418 961 575) or John Croake of Australian Wool Network (0428 977 589).