A property that has been in the ownership of the same family since 1948 is scheduled for auction sale to enable the vendors to retire.
Listed for Auction by the Ruralco Property Wagga Wagga office the property in the Oberne Valley is at 1307 Westbrook Road Tarcutta and being about 32 kilometres east of that town is effectively midway between Tarcutta and Tumbarumba.
The property has a freehold area of 609 hectares (or 1507 acres) and is regarded as good grazing or fattening country in a reliable rainfall area.
Vendor Kerry Campbell say that the property was originally part of the much larger Belmore Station and “was taken up as effectively a bare paddock on dad’s return from World War 2”
Originally a sheep enterprise a progressive changeover to cattle took place firstly Herefords and now Angus with Kerry saying there are currently 500 head on the property including about 200 cows, their calves and weaners.
All the infrastructure is in place for the cattle operation including good fencing, steel cattle yards and with the original shearing shed also remaining.
Good water resources are another feature with numerous paddock dams, including a long frontage to the reliable Tarcutta Creek, another local creek that is also with a reliable flow and a third one which in very dry years provides many waterholes.
The three- bedroom timber family homestead set in an established garden is in comfortable, sound living condition with reverse cycle air conditioning and a slow combustion heater.
Ruralco Property selling agent Dan O’Brien says that this Tarcutta district holding of scale, position and bountiful resources is an ideal cattle breeding and fattening operation, but would be equally suited to cattle trading or a return to a sheep enterprise.
“The vendor family has run it conservatively and successfully over many years and with no family succession it is only their desire to retire that sees it offered for auction.
“There is a main bitumen road frontage, reliable permanent waters and annual rainfall and excellent access to regional markets and district community services.
“With its predominantly eastern aspect the auction provides a unique opportunity in a highly desirable location.
“I anticipate the opening bid at the 20 October auction will be at $1.8 million with demand taking over from that point” Mr O’Brien says.