908 Rocky Ponds Road, BALDRY NSW 2867
- Land is 1,299 ha
LAWD is pleased to present Castle Hill (the Property) for sale. A versatile and productive mixed farming opportunity situated in the renowned Central West region of New South Wales, an area known for its enviable climate.
Key investment highlights include:
Scale and Topography
Total area 1,298.8* hectares (3,209.3* acres), rising from creek flats to gently undulating grazing land, of which 962* hectares (74%) is considered arable for cropping purposes or suitable for the direct drilling of pastures. The reliable non-seasonal rainfall combined with the favourable elevation of 440* meters Above Mean Sea Level combines to provide an ideal climate for pasture and crop production.
Castle Hill has been run in conjunction with the vendor’s adjoining Property including a versatile enterprise mix producing feeder steers, prime lambs, mutton, wool, cereals, and oilseeds. The Property supports a carrying capacity totalling 10,600* Dry Sheep Equivalents. Fodder/grain recovery crops such oats, canola and wheat are an important part of the enterprise mix.
Flexibility of Enterprise
Equally suitable to any combination of mixed dryland cropping and livestock breeding and grazing enterprise.
Productive soils comprise a combination of solodic soils, red earths and non-calcic brown soils.
Currently, 813* hectares have been sown to improved perennial pastures, and 284* hectares developed to grazing crops including oats, canola and lucerne. The balance comprises productive native perennial grass and clover pastures, with significant areas suitable for development to cropping and/or improved pastures.
Water security is offered by an integrated stock water system supported by two bores which supply water to a network of 16* troughs, supported by 36* dams, as well as 5.3* kilometres frontage to the seasonal Rocky Ponds Creek.
Multiple accommodation options for both owners and staff featuring circa 1960s brick veneer homestead (five-bedroom, three-bathroom) with attached guest house (two-bedroom, one-bathroom) set in mature gardens, as well as the circa 1970’s brick veneer homestead (seven-bedroom, three-bathroom).
Fit-for-purpose operational improvements to support sheep and cattle enterprises include:
• Six-stand, fully equipped shearing shed with associated sheep yards
• Four-stand, fully equipped shearing shed with associated sheep yards (3,000* head capacity)
• Machinery shed
• Second machinery shed
• Third machinery shed
• Fourth machinery shed
• Machinery shed/workshop
• Hay shed
• Second hay shed
• Third hay shed
• Aircraft hanger
• Stud cattle shed/horse stables (12* steel pens complete with feed bins, water and wash bay as well as steel and timber cattle yards and an adjoining shed)
• Cattle yards
• Additional sheep yards
• Eight* silos
Conveniently located eight* kilometres from Baldry, 22* kilometres from Yeoval, 44* kilometres from Parkes, 84* kilometres from Orange, 164* kilometres from Dubbo and 323* kilometres from Sydney.