Media Release 10 July 2024

Commercial scale feedlot and mixed farming enterprise in prime Border Rivers region offers growth potential

Maidenhead station

Perfectly positioned along the fertile flats of the Dumaresq River near Tenterfield, Maidenhead Station, and the newly constructed Myranee Feedlot, offers flexibility of a mixed farming operation with guaranteed income streams.

Supported by the reliable climate of the Border Rivers region and abundance of processing facilities within easy reach, the 3,529ha Maidenhead Station is suited to livestock feedlotting, breeding or backgrounding and producing fodder or cash crops throughout winter and summer months.

LAWD Director, Darren Collins, said the 280,000sqm Myranee Feedlot, located within Maidenhead Station offered significant growth potential for an astute buyer.

“The recently built Myranee Feedlot provides a great opportunity to generate an additional and consistent income stream,” Mr Collins said.

“Fully accredited under the National Feedlot Accreditation Scheme, Myranee was constructed to hold 5,600 head of cattle, however, has a licensed capacity of 10,000 Standard Cattle Units, as well as 9,000 Standard Sheep Units.

“A range of clients from family farmers to corporate businesses currently contract livestock on feed, and the new owner could expand capacity under the existing licence in the future.”

The feedlot contains 28 cattle pens and 16 sheep pens, with some shade structures, and separate, fully equipped steel processing facilities. Feeding is supported by significant grain storage and silage pits, with ample water supplied to the feedlot.

Maidenhead Station has traditionally achieved double cropping by rotating forage sorghum and barley for silage, or lucerne and direct drilling barley during winter. Dryland cropping has focused on oats, barley and sorghum generating excellent yields each year.

The Station’s annual average rainfall is 723mm, complemented by a wealth of water sources including a 300mgL allocation from the Dumaresq River, and 494mgL of bore water licences plus numerous dams and creeks. An extensive watering system is powered by pumps using a combination of electric, generator and solar, and irrigated cropping consists of five centre pivot irrigation sites across 106ha of the property.

Livestock grazing is facilitated by well-maintained fencing to all boundaries and internally subdivided into 16 main paddocks. Half of the fencing was constructed less than four years ago and another 25 per cent completed in the past 10 years. Exclusion fencing surrounds the Myranee Feedlot.

Operational improvements include a roller mill and 1000t of grain storage, commodity shed, two sets of cattle yards, sheep yards, a shearing shed, machinery shed, weighbridge, office, two homesteads, manager’s residence and two sets of workers’ quarters.

Cattle markets are easily accessible in nearby Inverell, Warwick, Armidale and Tamworth while eight processing facilities are within a 200-300km radius of Myranee Feedlot.

Maidenhead Station and Myranee Feedlot are being offered for sale by Offers to Purchase. For more information, contact LAWD Directors, Darren Collins on +61 404 781 787, Simon Cudmore on +61 433 160 413 and Grant Veivers on +61 429 844 585.

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