Burnbrae is a renowned property, know for its past production, diversity, capacity and reliability, and is being offered for sale by auction for the first time in 70 years.
With principally flat open land of strong fertile flats of grey/brown loam over clay and limestone, this property consistently produces excellent yields of lucerne and clover for seed and bulk fodder, cereals, pulses, oil seeds, with the added advantage of diversity and drought proofing.
Lucerne is the back bone of the operation for bulk fodder hay and seed production, and depending on seasonal conditions and orders, there may be 20,000 to 30,000 small bales of hay produced and sold annually. Seed production happens every year on one circle or more, and yields are about 550 to 950 kilograms per hectare.
Clover is a good fit on the property, again for fodder, hay and seed production, and while market conditions always play a role in seed production, the demand for the quality clover hay is always there.
High production is achieved by utilising the quality water on productive soils on 185.8ha of irrigation, utilising the 606.9 megalitre water licence.
Livestock production for many years has included 1000 Merino ewes joined to prime lamb sires.
Burnbrae includes a wool shed and sheep yards with capacity for about 350, along with four feedlot and containment pens, and other shedding complete the livestock area.
There is a 1000 square metre hay shed, workshop shed, a raised barn, large poultry shed and five large silos as part of the comprehensive shedding and grain storage on site.
The property includes an architecturally designed brick home built in 1982 with four bedrooms, large dining and lounge room with a feature stone wall, galley kitchen with a large walk in pantry, with a solar heated indoor swimming pool, double glazed windows and two court yards. There is also a stone cottage with one bedroom, kitchen, lounge, laundry and bathroom.