LAWD (Land, Agribusiness, Water & Development) and McCulloch Agencies are pleased to present Stony Batter (The Property), a historic high rainfall grazing property located in the renowned New England region of New South Wales.

At the asking price of $13,500,000 Stony Batter represents some of the best value high rainfall DSE’s in New South Wales, being below $1,000 bare representing compelling value.

Stony Batter is a quality high rainfall grazing property equally suited to both sheep and cattle enterprises. Comprising 1,695.8* hectares the Property benefits from following key features:

Strategic location – sealed road frontage and within a convenient commute to the major regional service centres of Armidale, Inverell and Tamworth.

Operational Scale – the Property has the capability to run 13,500* Dry Sheep Equivalents (DSE) in a reasonable season, with considerable uplift potential from further investments in fertiliser and the continuation of the vendor’s current pasture improvement program.

Current Operation – the vendor has operated a cattle breeding herd that has generally been maintained above 600* breeders even through the 2018 – 19 drought. In addition, trade cattle utilise excess feed depending on seasonal conditions.

Water Resources – Gwydir River frontage, with a 16* megalitre water entitlement provides the opportunity for irrigation. Two solar pumps on the river supply 36* water troughs in addition to the 50* dams and two creeks which secures water for livestock.

Soils & Topography – rising from the Gwydir River at 640* meters Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) to low hills to an elevation of 700* meters (AMSL). Mainly New England Trap soils of which 80%* would be considered as arable grazing land with the capacity to grow fodder crops and direct drilled improved pastures.

Pastures – superphosphate has generally been applied to 50% of the property annually. 82% of the grazing area is perennial native grass and clover pastures, 153* hectares are established sub-tropical grasses, with an additional 83* hectares sown in the summer of 2021-22 which is establishing strongly. Lucerne is established on 34* hectares and 41* hectares has recently been sown to oats.

Natural Resources – A picturesque landscape featuring 6.8* kilometres single frontage to the Gwydir River, strategically retained grassy box woodland areas that provide an enviable balance between production and natural capital.

Operational Improvements – includes quality fencing suitable for both sheep and cattle, two sets of cattle yards, eight stand shearing shed, machinery shed, hay shed, silos (2), fuel tanks, solar array and airstrip.

Accommodation – C1887 Stony Batter homestead comprises four bedrooms, master with ensuite, family bathroom, open plan kitchen/lounge/dining room. While the manager’s residence is a comfortable C1920’s weatherboard home of four bedrooms, master with ensuite, family bathroom, eat in kitchen, lounge room, rumpus room and office. Three additional cottages provide alternate accommodation options.

To receive a comprehensive Information Memorandum or to discuss the opportunity please contact the exclusive selling agents.

Daniel McCulloch
Managing Director | McCulloch Agencies
+61 429 613 332
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Col Medway
Senior Director | LAWD
+61 428 481 243
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