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Turning grass into milk with acres at Ballangeich

Posted by on 18/07/2018

This is an opportunity to invest in alongstanding commercial dairying farming operation which is simple and functional in design and asset infrastructure.

Comprising 593 acres (240 hectares) situated 32km north of Warrnambool, this property’s strategic management focus has been all about turning grass into milk.

The property generally milks between 550-580 predominantly Friesian cows, with further adjoining land available.

Located at Ballangeich, the dairy farm is easily accessible to the regional centre of Warrnambool with Hopkins Highway frontage.

A feature of the property is its ability to grow grass with predominantly a strong perennial ryegrass base, and where appropriate annuals have been oversown.

Strong applications of phosphorus have increased fertility levels to a point where only maintenance is required, with urea applied every four weeks during the growing season.

The farm layout is simple and functional in design with a wide well maintained central laneway leading to 46 paddocks, the vast majority around four hectares in size.

The farm boasts a fully equipped 32 aside herringbone dairy complete with a 22,000L vat, 600 cow yard with full flood wash facilities andan automated feed system with four 80m³ silos for on farm grain storage.

In addition, there isa purpose built undercover AI race with 32 head capacity and cattle handling facility with vet crush.

Adjacent to the dairy is a feed pad feeding up to 150 cows in a run, and an as-new purpose built calf shed (15m x 24m) with 120-160 calf capacity.

Stock water is supplied from an as-new submersible pump on bore, 345’ deep, with three effluent ponds providing recycled flood wash dairy water.

The farm manager’s residence is a threebedroom weatherboard home with open plan kitchen-living area and family bathroom, set in a neat established garden.

The dairy farm is very well established and set up as a going concern and is priced realistically to sell.

There are positive signs appearing in the dairy industry both globally and locally that the industry is turning the corner and the astute purchaser will realise this turnkey operation provides an opportunity of scale and profitability going forward.

For more information contact the selling agent Charles Stewart Western Victoria.

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