A horticultural hub, fodder factory or lambs and lucerne are among the production opportunities at Cranbrook Billimari.
Situated on the banks of the Lachlan River, just upstream from the junction of the Belubula River, the property features the key ingredients for a profitable intensive agricultural business, fertile soils, reliable climate, secure irrigation water and production flexibility.
Located between Cowra and Canowindra, the Billimari district is home to some of the states top agricultural producers and boasts a production spectrum rarely seen. Within a five-kilometre radius of Cranbrook, the following production systems are in place, vegetables, dairy, viticulture, olives, lucerne hay, dryland cereal hay, dryland cropping and grazing.
Billimari is in a temperate climate zone characterised by cold winters and warm summers with no dry season. Supporting rainfall data from the Bureau of meteorology site at Cowra research centre displays an average annual rainfall of 619 millimetres.
Situated only five kilometres to Billimari, eighteen kilometres to Canowindra, 24 kilometres to Cowra and 78 kilometres to the regional city of Orange, the property is well situated to access the full array of service providers, medical facilities, schools and universities.
Spanning 78.33 hectares, (195.55 acres), the property is currently used for vegetable production, (water- melons and pumpkin), cereal hay production, (oaten and wheat) and grazing.
The intensive vegetable production is supported by a General Security Lachlan River Water Licence of 292 megalitres, which will be included in the sale.
Soils on Cranbrook include red-brown earth on the upper tier and alluvial river soils. Both soil types are suited to intensive irrigation production due to their permeability and water holding capacity. Topography is considered flat to gently undulating.
Improvements on Cranbrook include a four-bedroom cottage, with iron roof, detached double garage, hay shed of steel construction clad with iron on three sides, workshop complete with cement floor and power, and cattle yards of steel construction with vet crush and loading ramp.
Cranbrook is to be offered for sale via public auction on Thursday 5 November at 11.00am Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), Cowra Bowling Club, 22/16 Brougham St, Cowra NSW 2794.