Dating back to first European settlement in what was then New South Wales and part of the Ayrey family’s Mount Gellibrand Station, (later Mooleric), this highly productive 642 hectare, (approx. 1,586 acre), parcel of exceptionally reliable agricultural land is in one of Victoria’s most sought-after farming regions.
The property is nestled at the base of Mount Gellibrand and the elevation ensures spectacular views to the Otway Ranges and excellent drainage. Mostly arable with some basalt barrier rises and well suited to all grazing pursuits, (sheep or cattle), or cereal and fodder production. The soil type is predominantly a heavy carrying clay loam with pastures of native temperate grassland under-sown with a mix of clover and rye that form part of the Victorian Volcanic Plains and are possibly suitable for carbon offsets.
The current owners live off-site and have been mindful to work with the land during their 20 year custodianship utilising light stocking rates and good management practices to ensure a reliable and bountiful pasture store for their enterprise of running superfine merino wethers. There’s no doubt that the current stocking rates could be increased two-fold with minimal increase in management practices and without burdening the property.
The property is in ten separate titles with two road frontages and features an excellent all-weather road running throughout the farm ensuring year-round access. Fencing on western and northern boundaries is in excellent to fair order, while other boundaries and internal fencing is adequate. Stock water is provided by five permanent dams, another seasonal dam, plus a bore with windmill. Six wind turbines on the property provide solid additional annual income.
18 minutes from Colac, 40 minutes to Geelong or Lorne and 90 minutes to Melbourne.
For further details or to arrange an inspection, contact the selling agent: Malcolm Condie