Media Release 31 October 2023

High production, outstanding value on the Southern Tablelands, close to Canberra

HIGHLY productive livestock breeding is complemented by scope for further development and potential sub-division at Abbotsford Farm near Bungendore on the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales.

For sale by Private Treaty for $6.6 million, the property spans 679.5 hectares and has consistently grazed 6,300 Dry Sheep Equivalents (DSE) on a productive blend of native perennial grass and clover pastures, in addition to winter forage crops.

LAWD Senior Director, Col Medway, said Abbotsford Farm was ideally located in a highly sought-after band of agricultural land close to Canberra.

“This property is only 13 kilometres from Bungendore on the eastern fall of the Great Dividing Range, and 39km from the facilities offered by the nation’s capital, providing an excellent opportunity not just for potential further development but also primary producers who may have other business interests, as well as local farming enterprises seeking to expand,” Mr Medway said.

“Abbotsford Farm presents excellent value in a region of New South Wales that will suit the needs of a diverse pool of potential buyers.”

Excellent productivity is supported by Abbotsford Farm’s favourable climate and non-seasonal annual average rainfall of 704.8 millimetres.

The current livestock operation encompasses both wool and lamb production, with 2,400 merino ewes joined to Border Leicester and White Suffolk rams. Lamb production is supported by finishing on oats, with 103 hectares currently sown, in addition to 45 hectares of brassica. Surplus feed is utilised through a spring cattle trade when seasonal conditions allow.

Soils are a blend of Yellow Podzolic and Siliceous Sands with topography ranging from creek flats to arable, undulating land and timbered grazing.

Secure water is provided by 29 dams with large catchments and the seasonal Sandhills Creek, as well as natural springs and watercourses. Two 104,000 litre tanks are connected to the homestead and shearing shed to provide potable and spray water.

Mr Medway said a significant capital expenditure program had been implemented, including a new timber weatherboard homestead set in grounds featuring mature trees and a high-level renovation of the existing two-bedroom, two-bathroom shearers’ quarters.

“A new four-stand shearing shed was also constructed in 2020, with steel sheep yards, making the property equipped for efficient operation,” he said.

“A 5.5km laneway system has also been installed, as part of a total 21km of new fencing, for low-stress and simple stock movement across the property.”

Other improvements include machinery and hay shed, and steel and timber cattle yards.

For more information contact LAWD Senior Director, Col Medway on +61 428 481 243 or Director, Tim Corcoran on +61 407 893 935.


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