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5,841.7935 Hectares

Multiple income streams from grazing, cultivation and feedlot

Lucrative Coal seam gas agreements

Average rainfall: 600mm

On offer are 5,841.7935 hectares of prime deep soil Brigalow/Belah country combined with an area of lighter quick responding soils delivering superb grazing and cropping potential in a highly sought agricultural region. Abundant water supply, value adding feedlot and opportunities in the gas industry provide solid, long term returns.

Wongalea, Ramona and Topwater are ideally located in the highly sought after but tightly held agricultural country around Condamine, Queensland. The properties offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to obtain a stake in the heart of the western Darling Downs for overseas, corporate and family farming operations.

Whilst many battled through the worst drought in memories this year, these three properties returned a strong investment; yielding solid tonnage figures in wheat and barley silage and excellent condition in their cattle.

Condamine Gems combined has the capacity of running more than 2,000 backgrounding cattle, 1,000 feed lotting cattle and cultivating 327.9 hectares of prime deep soil Brigalow/Belah country. The properties are in close proximity, allowing ease of management with a stock laneway linking Ramona and Topwater.

With multiple income streams from grazing, cultivation and feedlot along side both secured and potential lucrative coal seam gas agreements this is an opportunity not to be missed.


Included Machinery, Tools & Furniture List - Lot 1
Included Machinery, Tools & Furniture List - Lot 2

Wongalea - Farm and Feedlot


Area: 1130.3925 Hectares

Lots: LOT 2 RP 70974, LOT 1 RP 79850

Tenure: Freehold

Rates: Western Downs Regional Council, $2,492.81 half yearly (inc. feedlot fees)

Wongalea Farm and Feedlot presents the ultimate in beef production and is a once in a life time opportunity for buyers. Owned by the Campbell Family since 1965, Wongalea is part of the tightly held Condamine district.

Wongalea has been owned by the Campbell Family since 1965 and is part of the highly sought after Condamine district.

The Farm and Feedlot is solid investment for the future and will appeal to those looking to produce grain and cattle, value adding with the aid of the Feedlot.

Its location and versatile offerings make it an excellent investment for stand-alone operators or a valuable addition to an existing operation.

Ideally situated to major all-weather roads it provides an outstanding option for any stud breeder to prepare sale cattle for buyers’ inspections and ease for transporting stud cattle to all points of the State to be offered for sale.

With all-weather highways and internal roads to the Feedlot and cattle yards, this excellent location provides easy access to the Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales Meat Processors as well as to the large cattle auctions centres at Dalby, Roma and Toowoomba.

Together Ramona, Wongalea and Topwater offer a unique investment for the future, as it not only appeals to those looking to produce grain and cattle it allows for cattle producers to value add with the aid of the Feedlot.

The three properties are within close proximity to each other and they provide a great opportunity for a family enterprise or a corporate investor.

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Location and Services:

Wongalea is ideally located on the beautiful Western Downs, just 10 kilometres west of Condamine on the all-weather Roma Condamine Road, in the midst of the tightly held prime agricultural country of the district.

Wongalea is situated on two of Queensland’s major inland all-weather highways linking north to south and east to west; 135 kilometres west of Dalby, 200 kilometres north of Goondiwindi and 140 kilometres east of Roma.

Wongalea has produced prime hard wheat for many years, as well as growing oats and other summer forage crops. Since the opening of the feedlot cropping has mainly focused on forage crops for silage and hay with some grain being grown as well. Wheat, barley and grain sorghum are the grains best suited to this area but chick pea and mung beans also grow well on this level soil. The feedlot has enabled manure to replace most of the fertilizer requirements.

The property has a twice weekly mail service from Condamine, mains power, wireless internet service, intermittent mobile coverage, free to air television service and Austar.

Condamine is only 10 kilometres from Wongalea and is well serviced with cattle husbandry needs and farming inputs, Service Station and Tyre Service Centre. Condamine Primary School offers education for Prep to Year six. The school bus stop is currently at the junction of the Condamine Highway and Arubial Rd (2 km from front gate or on western boundary of the property for older children who may be able to transport themselves).

Miles is just 50 kilometres north of Wongalea and offers banking and government services. Miles boast a modern Hospital, Day Care Centre and a Retirement Village. There are three schools in Miles which offer educational opportunities for Prep to Year 12. A bus runs from outside the Primary School to Miles High School. Due to time schedules this bus does not connect with the Miles Primary School Bus.


Property description: Wongalea consists of:

Cultivation:

327.9 hectares of prime deep soil Brigalow / Belah cultivation paddocks.

Cultivation land is divided into four paddocks; crops sown as follows:
  • 140 hectares wheat
  • 70 hectares barley
  • 95 hectares of forage sorghum

Grazing:

802.4 hectares of grazing country; cleared Brigalow, Belah, Box and Wilga.

Grazing land is divided into six primary paddocks, all approx. 250 acres.

  • Grazing paddocks sown to Gayndah Buffell
  • One paddock sown to Rhodes Grass
  • One paddock has loamy soils along the Dogwood Creek
  • Each grazing paddock has shade lines and shade camps

Waters:

Wongalea is well watered by a 350 ML dam and is registered for intensive livestock production and bore water. The bore is cased to a depth of 260.5m (845 ft) with 127mm (5”) casing.

  • Dam is equipped with a Helical Rotor Pump driven by a Kobota 7 HP diesel motor and supplies water via 2 inch polyethene pipe to a 125 000 L tank for the Feedlot
  • Dam water is pumped through a 1.5 inch polythene pipe to a 45 000 L concrete tank for the Homestead garden and horse stable complex
  • Bore is fitted with a Mono Helical Rotor Pump driven by a 7 HP Yanmar Diesel Engine. The pump is regulated to pump 3 170 L per hour into a 90 000 L turkey nest. The water is then reticulated through a 1.5 inch polythene pipe line pumping to two 45 000 L concrete tanks
  • All grazing paddocks are well watered through troughs from water supplied from the property’s bore.
  • One paddock has open access to semi-permanent water holes in Dogwood Creek
  • One paddock has open access to the main dam
  • Three of the grazing paddocks have semi-permanent dams

Fencing:

All boundary fencing is in good order.

  • Western boundary: 6-foot netting fence
  • Eastern boundary: sections of 6-foot netting and remainder four barb wire fences
  • Northern boundary: fenced with four barb wires
  • Southern boundary (highway frontage): sections with Ringlock and barb wire
  • Internal fences: good stock proof order, consisting of either four barb wires with steel and wooden posts or Ringlock and barb wire with steel and wooden posts

Homestead and Outbuildings:

An all-weather road from the highway leads to a three bedroom low set brick homestead built in 1970. The home has been recently renovated, including ensuite, bathroom, modern kitchen layout with a separate large dining room, all serviced with reverse-cycle air-conditioning.

The Homestead is fully screened and has a sun room for family members to relax, a cemented outdoor patio and BBQ area, two door lock up garage with built-in cupboards and Cold Room. An additional toilet and shower adjoin the laundry.

The homestead is connected to 240-volt single phase power. Two 27 500 L cemented in-ground rain water tanks provide the house with domestic water, fitted with an electric pressure pump.

A Garden Shed houses the garden tools and equipment and the water for the garden is supplied from the Registered Dam.

Close at hand, adjacent to the Homestead, is a 75 x 40m steel frame and galvanised iron machinery and storage shed with a partially cemented floor with 240-volt single phase electricity.

Horse stables include two separate stables plus other yards and a loading ramp, all connected to dam water.

A short distance away is a three bedroom timber and fibro cottage with a generous front veranda connected to 240-volt single phase power and serviced with reverse-cycle air-conditioning, kitchen, bathroom and toilet.

An outdoor Garden Shed also provides extra storage room.

A 60 x 40m wooden/galvanised hay and grain shed is situated in close proximity to the Feedlot and Cattle yards, as well as two steel framed galvanised iron hay and storage sheds.


Feedlot:

Wongalea’s prime cultivation soil and grazing pastures are complimented with an eight pen, 999 head Accredited Feedlot constructed in 2010.

All of the steel frame and cable yards have cemented bunkers on three metre aprons, each yard has its own water trough on a three metre apron. The water troughs are connected to a sewered water system, sediment basin and evaporation pond.

Pen capacity:
  • Two 80 head yards
  • Three 120 head yards
  • Three 160 head yards

Accreditation number – 1317 and EPA Accreditation F1-0191

Cattle yards:

Adjoining cattle lanes link the Feedlot and cattle yards.

  • Steel cattle yards filled with gravel
  • Handle 450 head of cattle
  • Proweigh Tub and Bugle Race leads to a covered cattle crush and head bale
  • Cattle can be drafted four ways from the bale
  • All yards connected to a sprinkler system
  • Three yards have cement cattle troughs
  • Two Cooler Yards and a Weaner Pen provide a good management tool for the Feedlot and cattle yards, each has its own cement water trough and steel feed bin

Infrastructure and Machinery:

  • A gravel road base provides all-weather access to the cattle yards and Feedlot bunkers. A good supply of road base soil is provided in an area on Wongalea adjacent to Dogwood Creek.
  • 125 000 litre galvanised water tank (supplied from the bore) fitted with a plastic liner provides water to the Feedlot and Cattle yards. This is connected to a variable flow single phase electric water pump housed in a steel frame and galvanised iron shed. Animal husbandry are stored in fridges and cabinets in this shed.
  • Grain for the Feedlot is stored in 180 tonne storage feed silos, two 75 tonne silos hold the raw grain and a 30 tonne silo holds the clean grain. This is supported by a steel frame and galvanised iron five bay concreted shed which includes:
    • 2 x 5 metre bays
    • 3 x 2.5 metre bays
  • Two 22 500 litre Polythene Tanks provide storage for molasses / liquid supplement A Skiold SK 5 000 Disc Mill powered by a 100 KVA Stanford generator driven by a Recaarido Engine (output = nine tonnes per hour)
  • These operations are assisted with a Brandt 1071 PTO powered auger and a Ranger 936 Loader (3000 hours)
  • Rations are transported to pens by a John Deere 7810 Front Wheel Assisted (FWA) tractor fitted with a three way Front End Loader and the John Deere connects to a Jaylore 44-25 Mixer fitted with scales
  • Three 750 tonne capacity silage pits are in close proximity to Mill and Mixer

Carrying Capacity:

450 adult cattle or 600 Backgrounders on the grazing country (option to increase this by incorporating cultivation land).

Feedlot Plant and Equipment:

  • John Deere 7810 (FWA) Tractor
  • Skiold SK5000 Disc Mill
  • 100 KVA Stanford Generator driven by a Recaarido Engine
  • Brandt 1071 PTO driven Auger
  • Jaylore 44-25 Mixer fitted with scales
  • Ranger 936 Loader
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Comments

Please note Topwater, Ramona and Wongalea are being offered as a complete package if not sold Wongalea would also be considered for sale as a separate entity.

Ramona


Area: 2019.1790 Hectares

Lot on Plan : LOT 78 RG 67

Tenure: GHFL
Lease number: 16/9785
Title Reference: 17678194
Lease payment: $942.28 annually
UPB: $20,730.58

Rates: Western Downs Regional Council, $2,492.81 half yearly

When it comes to beef production and cultivation the features of Ramona are endless – abundant water, deep fertile soil, easy return to intensive cultivation, established rotation grazing layout, central location and ease of access.

In 1982 a large-scale development program was started on Ramona that has seen this wonderful productive country transformed into an important jewel when you are chasing the ultimate in beef production.

The deep fertile soils of Ramona will allow at least 80% of the property to be returned quickly to high productive intense cultivation country, the depth of the soil will allow for laser levering turning it into first class cropping land to produced prime hard wheat for many years as well as growing oats and other summer forage crops.

Together Ramona, Wongalea and Topwater offer a unique investment for the future, as it not only appeals to those looking to produce grain and cattle it allows for cattle producers to value add with the aid of the Feedlot.

The three properties are within close proximity to each other and they provide a great opportunity for a family enterprise or a corporate investor.

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Location and Services:

Ramona is situated in the heart of beef production on the Darling Downs, 11 kilometres south of Condamine on Leichhardt Highway that links north to south. It is in the midst of the tightly held prime cultivation country of the district.

Ramona is ideally situated on or near two of Queensland’s major inland all-weather highways linking north to south and east to west - 135 kilometres west of Dalby, 185 kilometres north of Goondiwindi and 160 kilometres east of Roma.

The property has a twice weekly mail service from Condamine, mains power, wireless internet service, intermittent mobile coverage, free to air television service and Austar.

Condamine is well serviced with cattle husbandry needs and farming inputs, Service Station and Tyre Service Centre. Condamine Primary School offers education for Prep to Year six. The school bus stop is currently at the junction of the Condamine Highway and Arubial Rd (2 km from front gate or on western boundary of the property for older children who may be able to transport themselves).

Miles is just 55 kilometres north of Topwater and offers banking, commercial and government services. Miles boast a modern Hospital, Day Care Centre and a Retirement Village.

There are three schools in Miles which offer educational opportunities for Prep to Year 12. A bus runs from outside the Condamine Primary School to Miles High School. Due to time schedules this bus does not connect with the Miles Primary School Bus.


Property description:

Deep Brigalow/Belah soil is one of the many features of the property with selected shade clumps left for cattle comfort. The paddocks have been sown with Bambatsi, Creeping blue grass, Floren blue grass, Buffell grass. Added to these improved pastures have been an on-going legume development program with Desmanthus planted to assist native clovers and herbage throughout the seasons.

An ongoing pelleted Grasslands program was undertaken between 2013 and 2015.

Because of the deep soils, most of Ramona has been cultivated, over the previous years it has been sown to oats, wheat, grain and forage sorghum. The only exception is for a 243 hectare paddock, two-thirds of this paddock has recently been blade ploughed and then sown to Bambatsi.

Ramona is an established rotational grazing property. Divided into nine major paddocks housing 43 cells to accommodate 900 head of background cattle.

Each major paddock is watered by a 13 000 litre concrete cup and saucer tank. Each paddock is designed in a wagon wheel configuration with all the cells in that paddock watered by a cup and saucer tank.


Waters:

Ramona is prized with an abundance of water for both stock and household purposes. Three bores are excellently located at the Homestead, centre of the property and on the southern end.

  • House bore – 960 ft (approx.) deep cased with 5-inch casing, fitted with a 240 volt submersible pumping from 100 metres at 1000 gallons per hour into a 125 000 litre galvanised iron tank. This bore supplies the Homestead, Cottage and the nine major paddocks. The water from this bore is on an automated starting system equipped with a water mediator, driven by a 6 HP Yanmar diesel motor.
  • Middle Bore – 895 ft deep cased in 5-inch casing, equipped with a 1.5-inch Helical Rotor pump capable of pumping from 300 foot, no motor is fitted.
  • Blue Gates Bore – 1 918 ft (approx.) deep cased with 4-inch casing, can provide 500 gallon per hour from 50-feet, not equipped.

As well these substantial bores there are three open dams

  • One dam considered permanent
  • Two dams considered semi-permanent

Fencing:

Ramona only adjoins two neighbours, while enjoying frontage to the Leichhardt Highway and Werona Road.

All boundary fencing is in good order.

  • Eastern and northern boundary fences are five barb and wooden fences.
  • Half western boundary is a brand new four barb wires and wooden posts,
  • Half western boundary is a six foot dog netting fence, stock proof
  • Southern boundary is four plain and two barb wires with wooden posts

The nine major grazing paddocks are fenced with four barb wires and wooden posts, all in good order.

The 43 cells have a single electric wire fitted to a solar powered (near new) Gallagher 2800 energizer.

Homestead and Outbuildings:

A four bedroom timber Homestead with an iron roof is ideally situated 300 metres along a bitumen road off the Leichhardt Highway.

The home, recently painted, has a separate lounge, dinning, kitchen/breakfast and bathroom areas as well as a large outdoor living area.

The home has 240-volt mains single phase power and a 5KVA Solar system and provides the comforts of a split system conditioner.

Ramona has a comfortable two bedroom timber cottage with a galvanised iron roof, the cottage has been recently painted.

Both the home and cottage are supplied with rain water tanks and water from the House Bore.

Out-building include – three car garage, one bay of which is used for storing garden equipment. A small timber hut is also located nearby.

All the buildings are set in a well-established garden and lawn, ample water for maintaining it is supplied from the House Bore.

Close at hand and adjacent to the Homestead is a 60 x 40 meter three bay steel frame and galvanised iron machinery shed and workshop. One bay of the shed has a cemented floor, 240-volt single phase electricity is connected. The workshop is fitted with timber work benches and storage shelves.

A set of steel horse stables are a close walking distance to the home and cottage, it is connected to bore water.

Cattle yards and grain silos:

The cattle yards are centrally located on Ramona and enjoy all-weather access to the Leichhardt Highway, which is only 50 metres from the ramp.

The timber yards have a crush, scales and calf branding facilities and have the capacity to handle 600 head of cattle. The yards are enclosed by a four barb wire compound.

Laneways from each of the nine major paddocks to the cattle yards assists with the ease of cattle handling.

Two 34 tonne Sherwell Iron Silos.


Carrying Capacity:

900 head of backgrounding cattle.

Plant and Equipment:

An extensive amount of plant and equipment will be offered with – Wongalea, Ramona and Topwater. No livestock are offered with the sale

Coal Seam Gas:

Early Conduct and Compensation Agreements (CCAs) are in place. Further information regarding the particulars of CCAs will only be supplied upon signing of a confidentiality agreement.

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Comments:

Please note Topwater, Ramona and Wongalea are being offered as a complete package if not sold Wongalea would also be considered for sale as a separate entity.

Topwater


Area: 2692.2220 Hectares

Lots: LOT 59 RG 356, LOT 60-62 RG 44, LOT 1 RL 903

Tenure: Freehold Country

Rates: Western Downs Regional Council,
$1 703.45 half yearly

Topwater is part of a breeding and intensive grazing beef production operation that includes two other family properties close at hand Wongalea and Ramona Condamine.

Topwater has a wonderful balance of soil types from heavy Brigalow/Belah and lighter quick responding soils. It is part of the Condamine district that is always in strong demand.

The heavy Brigalow/Belah soils provides good carrying capacity. Topwater is considered a safe reliable property, records report on average 625-mls of rain from both winter and summer falls that grows good stands of improved pastures and sweet native grasses along with winter herbage.

Topwater was purchased by the Campbell Family in 1975 and developed hand-in-hand with the other properties to provide a vital cog in the family beef production operation.

Together Ramona, Wongalea and Topwater offer a unique investment for the future, as it not only appeals to those looking to produce grain and cattle it allows for cattle producers to value add with the aid of the Feedlot.

The three properties are within close proximity to each other and they provide a great opportunity for a family enterprise or a corporate investor.

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Location and Services:

Topwater is located in close proximity to Condamine, 18 kilometres south-east of town on the all-weather Ellersley Lane and linking with sealed Dalby Condamine Road. It is ideally located in the tightly held prime agricultural country of the district.

Topwater is close to two of Queensland’s major inland all-weather highways linking north to south and east to west - 120 kilometres west of Dalby, 190 kilometres north of Goondiwindi and 155 kilometres east of Roma.

Condamine is well serviced with cattle husbandry needs and farming inputs, Service Station and Tyre Service Centre. Condamine Primary School offers education for Prep to Year six. The school bus stop is currently at the junction of the Condamine Highway and Arubial Rd (2 km from front gate or on western boundary of the property for older children who may be able to transport themselves).

Miles is just 55 kilometres north of Topwater and offers banking, commercial and government services. Miles boast a modern Hospital, Day Care Centre and a Retirement Village.

There are three schools in Miles which offer educational opportunities for Prep to Year 12. A bus runs from outside the Condamine Primary School to Miles High School. Due to time schedules this bus does not connect with the Miles Primary School Bus.


Property description:

Topwater has two principal classes of soil types.
  • 1521 hectares of cleared Brigalow/Belah country on the western, southern and northern sides, this is excellent grazing country for breeders and backgrounders.
  • 971 hectares Iron Bark, Bull Oak and Cyprus Pine on the eastern boundary which also provides sweet native grasses following spring storms and summer rain.
The property is divided into five grazing paddocks:
  • 1012 Hectares
  • 445 Hectares
  • 324 Hectares
  • 324 Hectares
  • 182 Hectares

The Brigalow/Belah country has been sown to Bambatzi grass and was treated with Grasslands Pellets in 2013, native blue grass adds a good mix of feed to the improved pasture. The country on the eastern side provides a good supply of wooden posts, strainers and stays for all fencing needs. Each grazing paddock has shade lines and shade camps.

Waters:

Topwater is well watered by a bore and dams. The bore is cased with 5-inch casing to a depth of 450 foot. It is equipped with a 2-inch Helical Rotor Pump driven by a Yanmar 7 HP Diesel Motor pumping 1 000 gallons per hour from 400 feet. This supplies a 20000-gallon concrete tank from there it syphons to troughs within 50 metres watering three paddocks. There are three dams that provide up to two years of water supply when full, the dams are:
  • 30000 cubic yard open dam cubic meters
  • 20000 cubic yard open dam
  • Smaller open dam

The large dam has a four barb wire compound around it. All the dams have been desilted in the last five years and all of them have good hard bottoms.

Fencing:

All boundary fencing is in good order.

  • A 6-foot dog netting fence runs along the eastern boundary and half of the northern side, stock proof
  • The boundary on two sides is a five barb wire and wooden posts fence in good order
  • Remainder of boundary fencing is four barb wire and steel post fence in good order
  • The internal fences are all four barb wire and wooden posts, in good order

Access:

All of the paddocks have excellent all-weather roads. One of the key features of Topwater is the internal road system with gravel roads subdividing the entire property.

Every paddock is easily accessed by vehicles through steel grids and stock movement is via newly installed double iron gates.

Improvements:

An all-weather gravel road provides ease of access to the timber cattle yards that include a crush and calf branding facilities, these yards have the capacity to handle 400 head.

Near at hand are an old set of shears quarters, used occasionally as mustering quarters.

Additional infrastructure:

There is an established and rehabilitated coal seam gas field on Topwater with 53 wells in production, these are serviced from a Gas Field Camp on the property, though the camp is rarely used.

The owners have Conduct and Compensation Agreements (CCAs) are in place. Further information regarding the particulars of CCAs will only be supplied upon signing of a confidentiality agreement.

Carrying Capacity:

The developed state of Topwater allows for 400 breeders, with the calves are taken off at weaning and moved to Ramona or 600 backgrounders.

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Comments

Please note Topwater, Ramona and Wongalea are being offered as a complete package if not sold Wongalea would also be considered for sale as a separate entity.

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Disclaimer: The vendors and/or their agents do not give any warranty as to errors or omissions, if any, in these particulars, which they believe to be accurate when compiled.

Property purchasers should satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the accuracy of the particulars.