Stand out Longford heads to auction | Video

New England's stand out Longford heads to auction

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RAY WHITE RURAL: Longford will be auctioned by Ray White Rural in Armidale on December 18.

RAY WHITE RURAL: Longford will be auctioned by Ray White Rural in Armidale on December 18.

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The 2262 hectare Armidale property Longford will be auctioned by Ray White Rural on December 18.

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THE stand out 2262 hectare (5589 acre) New England property Longford is on the market, to be auctioned by Ray White Rural in Armidale on December 18.

Located 35km from Armidale, the Longford aggregation comprises three separate properties: Longford (982ha/2427 acres), Romani (612ha/1512 acres) and Dulvay (668ha/1651 acres).

Offered by George and Loy Rose, Longford was purchased from the CSIRO in 1999.

The property has benefited from a significant capital investment in the way of shedding, yards, fencing, internal roads, water security, fertiliser and pasture development.

Ray White Rural's promotional video for Longford.

Longford is divided into about 60 main paddocks plus a number of centrally located smaller holding paddocks, developed for the stud operations.

There is also an extensive laneway and internal road system, adding to the efficiency of the property.

Stock water is supplied by a network of troughs, several reliable creeks, and a large number of dams.

Longford is well known for its stud Angus cattle.

Longford is well known for its stud Angus cattle.

The aggregation has three sets of cattle yards. The main cattle yards are fitted with an undercover crush with weigh bars, scales, a V race with catwalk, and a drafting pound.

There is also a vet room and an office equipped with a kitchen plus a commodities shed on a concrete slab.

The two sets of satellite yards on the aggregation are fitted with a head bail and loading ramp.

Longford has excellent cattle handling facilities.

Longford has excellent cattle handling facilities.

The 7000 head capacity main sheep yards are attached to the five stand shearing shed. The yards have dual drenching races, draft, and an undercover classing race. There is a second, three stand shearing shed on Dulvay.

Other built improvements include four bay machinery shed, a five bay shed and workshop, a combined machinery/hay shed, a workshop on Dulvay, ram shed with attached yards, three silos, other smaller storage sheds and garages, and a six berth dog run on a concrete slab.

There are three homes on the aggregation.

Longford Homestead is a comfortable three bedroom, two bathroom brick veneer residence with a tile roof. The outdoor entertaining deck overlooks the property's main storage dam.

The Longford aggregation has three homes.

The Longford aggregation has three homes.

Longford Lab is the original CSIRO laboratory, which was tastefully converted into a spacious and comfortable five bedroom, two bathroom residence. The home is in close proximity to the stock yards and other infrastructure.

The Dulvay home has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and an office. There is also a stand alone granny flat.

Contact Andrew Starr, 0428 792 466, Bruce Birch, 0428 363 063, or Lachlan Cullen, 0438 740 138, Ray White Rural.

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