For Sale By Expressions of Interest closing with Rodwells Ruralco Property Leongatha on Thursday 14 December

Windana an important multi-titled beef breeding and finishing farm property at Glen Alvie in the Bass Coast Shire is being offered on behalf of vendors Jim and Marie Wilson for sale by Expressions of Interest by the Leongatha office of Rodwells Ruralco Property.

The holding known as 485 Glen Alvie Road has a total area of 141.6 hectares, or 350 acres, and is held in four titles and Expressions of Interest to purchase the property will close with the selling agents on Thursday 14 December at 4 pm.

Rodwells Ruralco Property’s selling agent Damien Minogue notes that the property has been held in the Wilson family name for almost sixty years.

“But Jim has recently passed the eighty years milestone and finds that the daily tasks of farming now warrant a decision to sell the farm and retire.

“Although operated successfully as a high production dairy farm Jim elected in 2006 to convert to a beef cattle breeding and finishing operation and in the process was able to acquire the next-door farm property which is contiguous save for an unused road reserve”.

Damien notes that the Windana holding is offered as a whole or as four separate lots and is a standout elevated property of the local district.

The separate titles include the home block of 1.2 hectares or five acres includes the principal three bedroom brick family homestead built in the 1960s and established in a good garden environment offers comfortable living.

The adjacent Lot 2 of forty hectares or 102 acres includes a timber cottage which has been occupied by the same tenant since 1991.

The remaining parcels are the pastured Lot 3 of 10 hectares or43 acres and the larger pasture section defined as Lot 4 of 80 hectares or 200 acres.

In total the property has a combined principal frontage to the main bitumen Glen Alvie Road of some two kilometres and is located right at the junction of the Glen Alvie and Kongwak Roads.

Jim Wilson is currently running an Angus-Friesian cross cow herd joined to Limousin bulls with a total animal complement when fully stocked of 150 cows and their calves, to give a circa 300 unit operation.

A key feature Jim says is the marketing options with the major Koonwarra and Pakenham saleyards within easy reach and the option of on property cattle sales.

Selling agent Damien Minogue says that all the infrastructure for a cattle grazing and fattening operation is in place with the internal paddock subdivision around a laneway access system with a good set of cattle yards and several shedding options for hay, machinery and storage.

Water is another strong feature with the numerous paddock dams all recently cleaned out using an excavator while the property has a double frontage to a reliable seasonal creek.

“Jim Wilson always maintained a strong fertilizer program during his dairy farming days and has continued it with the conversion to cattle grazing and fattening more recently”.

The disused dairy building also remains on the holding.

Mr Minogue says that a key feature is accessibility with the strong Wonthaggi township only thirteen kilometres distant and there is a daily school bus stop at the gate.

“Major district towns like Leongatha and Inverloch are also within easy reach with a Melbourne buyer having the convenience of access via the Bass Highway that is only ten minutes away.

“The opportunity here is to continue to develop the beef cattle operation that the Wilson’s have created and to implement any number of development options since the core attributes of scale, productivity and location are here.

“The multiple titles and building options also appeal.

“This is productive, picturesque farming country with many established tree lines along the fencing and in the paddocks.

“There is plenty of further scope for improvements and development and I would value it at circa $6,000 to $7,000 per acre as a whole” Damien Minogue adds.

For more property information or documentation on Windana at 485 Glen Alvie Road Glen Alvie on the Bass Coast Shire district contact Rodwells Ruralco Property Leongatha’s office on 03 5662 4388 or their agent Damien Minogue on 0427 507 369.

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