A versatile holding in the West Wimmera district of Victoria has hit the market and is sure to garner a lot of interest.
Salt Creek is approximately 682 hectares (1685 acres) and is ideally located to provide flexibility and proximity to multiple livestock markets and processing facilities.
The farm, on average receives 575mm of rain per annum and the consistent loamy soil enables vigorous pasture growth.
Phalaris, clover, atomic and prine ryegrass have been annually sewn, along with a comprehensive fertiliser improvement program.
Previous owners have also cropped the holding to canola, barley, wheat, oats, and beans successfully.
Recent use of the land has focused on developing a healthy composite sheep self-replacing program.
The holding is scattered with magnificent red gums which make views from the home particularly attractive and serene.
The undulating country has a number of benefits, including three creeks (one with year-round spring fed waterholes) crossing the holding and ample areas for warm lambing shelter.
"When the current vendors originally acquired the holding, they were informed that the land was ideal for newborn lambs," Elders platinum rural sales executive, Adam Chilcott said.
"They have certainly found that comment to be accurate, as the lambs perform extremely well in the environment."
Various improvements have been made to the holding including the installation of more dams and troughs, new fencing to creek areas to maintain ecosystems and preserve native vegetation and the construction of three new feedlot pens.
The farm comprises 20 paddocks and a central laneway for efficient stock movement.
Other infrastructure on the holding includes a four stand-shearing shed, undercover drenching race, machinery and workshop sheds, silos and large rainwater storage.
The property is being marketed by way of expression of interest, closing June 26, and is expected to invite much interest.