Media Release 29 May 2024

Versatile Postmans Aggregation – a property for all seasons

Versatile Postmans Aggregation

The option to pivot quickly in alignment with season and commodity prices is a key feature of Postmans Aggregation, a versatile landholding comprising 3497ha of quality dryland cropping and grazing land at Warialda, on the edge of the renowned ‘Golden Triangle’ region of northwest New South Wales.

A collection of four properties – Postmans, Brentwood, Yarran and Yarran West – the Aggregation has a carrying capacity of 21,000 DSE and an average rainfall of 685mm, with 62% of the land area under dryland cultivation.

The livestock enterprise is currently running 590 mixed breeders and 630 yearling trade cattle to utilise excess feed on the grazing land, which includes 465ha of improved pastures and 848ha of native grasses. This is supported by a number of cattle yards featuring water connections, ramps and crushes, and with holding capacities ranging from 70 to 1000 head.

Vendor, Alistair Michel, said Postmans was experiencing a perfect season, with barley already planted.

“We’ve certainly had one of our best ever starts to the year, and the Aggregation has a good mix of soil types that provide options for planting windows for farming,” Mr Michel said.

“There’s plenty of opportunity because it’s suited to a mix of farming or grazing for sheep and cattle, and it’s a good safe area for rainfall and temperature.”

The Aggregation ranges from gently sloping to undulating open grazing country with a small amount of timber, and soils consisting of heavy black self-mulching to chocolate brown with sections of red basalt.

A comprehensive record of crop yields is available for the past three years and the 2024 cropping plan includes 1,540ha of barley, 140ha of feed barley, 36ha oats/lucerne and 172ha of fallow.

The Aggregation is securely watered by several independent sources, including three bores equipped with electric and solar pumps, 24 earth catchment dams and a large 200 megalitre storage dam. Water is pumped from the bores to 12 tanks and reticulated to 34 strategically located concrete troughs.

Multiple machinery sheds, an abundance of grain silos and two woolsheds that are currently unequipped, but have access to power, further add to infrastructure across the properties.

Three houses are located on the Aggregation including the recently renovated four-bedroom Brentwood Homestead, a three-bedroom house at Yarran, and the historic circa 1880 three-bedroom Postmans Homestead boasting hand-built stone walls, which would benefit from renovation.

LAWD Director George Barton, described Postmans Aggregation as ‘a versatile asset in a premium location’.

“The extensive fencing and laneways, multiple secure water sources and state-of-the-art cattle handling facilities coupled with exceptional cropping land gives the owner of Postmans Aggregation the ability to pivot with the seasons,” Mr Barton said.

“It also benefits from close proximity to grain receival sites at Croppa Creek, Biniguy and Moree, livestock selling centres at Inverell, Glen Innes and Armidale, abattoirs at Inverell and Tamworth and feedlots at Inverell, Croppa Creek and Glen Innes.”

Postmans Aggregation is for sale by Expression of Interest closing at 12pm (AEST) Thursday 11 July 2024. For further information contact LAWD Directors, George Barton, on +61 473 613 332, or Simon Cudmore, on +61 433 160 413.

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