Media Release 12 January 2024

South coast dryland cropping and livestock opportunity on market for first time in more than half a century

‘ROVADAM’, a highly productive and primarily arable 1,094-hectare dryland cropping and livestock property, is being brought to market for the first time in more than half a century by LAWD.

Farmed strategically by the same family for approximately 55 years, the freehold land on one certificate title has 1,004 hectares of land mapped as arable by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

LAWD Director, Simon Wilkinson, said the vendors had maintained meticulous production and rainfall records over the years and maximised efficiencies through strategic planning, making the property a sought-after asset for prospective buyers.

“The vendors currently produce high-yielding crops on a rotation basis, which is complemented by a self-replacing Merino sheep breeding operation,” Mr Wilkinson said.

“They have kept detailed records on crop yields, fertiliser history, livestock production and shearing data, as well as rainfall records since 1969, so potential buyers can really see why the property is an outlier for the area in terms of performance.

“A central laneway strategically runs between Rovadam’s 15 fenced, and mostly flat, paddocks improving machinery and livestock movements and increasing on farm efficiencies and productivity.”

The property has excellent structural improvements including machinery sheds, workshop, chemical shed, fertiliser and grain shed, shearing shed with attached sheep and cattle yards and grain storage.

Water is sourced from dams located in individual paddocks and rainwater tanks situated in proximity to structures, as well from a bore, supplying additional water security for spraying, livestock and domestic purposes.

While the current owners are running Merino sheep to complement their dryland cropping production, Mr Wilkinson said Rovadam was also well-equipped to produce cattle.

“The fencing is well-maintained and in stock-proof condition, meaning the property could be used for cattle breeding, backgrounding or finishing,” he said.

Agriculture commodity facilities are also within easy access to the property including bulk grain handling facilities, shipping export facilities, and sheep and cattle saleyards.

Rovadam’s considerable homestead and close proximity to Western Australia’s south-west unspoiled coastline and range of recreational pursuits also make the property attractive to the market.

“Located only a 25-minute drive west of Bremer Bay and access to various bays, beaches and the Fitzgerald River National Park, Rovadam is a great opportunity for a family to combine an enviable lifestyle with farming production,” Mr Wilkinson said.

Rovadam is situated at 2906 Swamp Road, Bremer Bay, and is for sale via an Expression of Interest process, closing at 1.00pm (AWST) on Friday, 16 February 2024.

For more information and to arrange an inspection, please contact LAWD Director, Simon Wilkinson, +61 456 758 341.

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