584 Strathallan Road Bamawm VIC 3561
- Rural / Farming
- 178.06 ha
- For sale, Price Upon Application
Elite dairy enterprise - 440 AC (approx)
Designed to be stress-free for man and beast and providing a "cutting edge" highly efficient operation with a living standard you would expect.
Clearly a stand-alone property for the professional dairy person.
The home comprises 36 squares of living, six bedrooms, two living areas and the garden and surrounds provide a lifestyle perfect for family living with established gardens separate driveway, inground pool and outdoor entertaining.
Extensive machinery shedding, three-phase power, two calf sheds and separate paddocks, hard stand area with commodity bunkers hay shed and recently completed deep straw compost loafing barn (350 cow capacity)
The platform is a 44-stand, Bonlac 1995. Upgraded in 2013 to include a full MILFOS plant, including ACR's, retention arms, pulsation and milk metering system, including litres, fat, protein, lactose temperature, conductivity. The platform also boasts a teat wand and auto draft. The system is Bluetooth, infrared and controlled with a full Jantec database computerised system. The Jantec software allows for total herd management and auto feed. The farm's factory cell count is measured in 2 digits since the installation of this technology. Other upgrades include GEA variable speed vac pump and a multi-stage variable speed pressure pump.
The dairy also provides an office block housing the database and auto-irrigation systems which are by choice stand-alone and internet free. These systems are hardwired to the house office. Facilities include a kitchenette, bathroom, along with TV and video facilities.
Fully sprinklered and grooved yard, with comfort matting, strategically utilised.
Dairy feed system incorporates two feed heads, crushed grain and profeed. 1x Bamawm roller mill, 100-tonne grain capacity, 1 x 15-tonne milled grain silo, 1 x 25-tonne promix silo, 1 x 8-tonne lead feed silo.
Auto irrigation controls approximately 80% of the farm, plus 1 x re-use pump and 1 x lift pump. There are three delivery shares connected to backbone channel. Early season the bore does roughly 14 megs per day, falling around to 11.5 mid-summer. 490 meg of licence.
Wastewater is delivered to farm gate at 11-13 megs per day dependant on other users. This share equates in the region of 250 megs per annum, which is only likely to increase due to the growth of Echuca and Rochester.
Silage production for 2017 approximately 420 dry-tonne of shaftal and ryegrass and approx. 350 - 400, 8 x 4 x 3 square bales of quality clover hay.
As of November 2017, milking 260 + cows, with a further 60 to calve January/February. A balance of 120 thereabouts to calve for the autumn. The herd is predominantly a purebred Friesian herd with only A2 sires used for the last six years with the recent addition of cross-bred heifers. The herd has been bred for excellent health and fertility traits. They are breeding a slightly smaller framed animal with the gains being a higher feed conversion efficiency.
The farm boasts an excellent soil health history (fertiliser). Since ownership, the owners have employed a highly respected agronomist and have, as a result, put a significant emphasis on healthy soils. Not to mention massive inputs to achieve this, such as high applications of their compost, lime and foliar applied fertilisers and the production history is reflecting this with annually increasing fodder and milk production.
|Floor Area||30 m²|
|Land Area||178.06 ha|
|Annual Return||Ask Agent|
|Last updated||10 Sep 2019|