A blue ribbon group of properties in the Colebatch district within the Upper South-East SA consisting of 3716 hectares (9182 acres) is expected to capture both local and corporate markets.
Patchawarra, Balalie Downs, Toonagh and Sunwood Park represent an outstanding opportunity for the pastoral industry when commodity prices, seasonal factors and interest rates are at extremely positive levels.
These properties aggregated present a large versatile holding that will suit sheep and cattle producers with the added advantage of cropping for hay production.
Patchawarra, Toonagh and Sunwood Park have been held by the Chaplin family for 27 years and Balalie Downs was purchased more recently.
Together they have been well managed in every aspect of their operations.
Conservative management throughout these years has proven to be a major factor in the maintenance of pastures which consist of Lucerne, Veldt grass, clovers and natural grasses have ensured the properties in their own right have produced quality calves and lambs along with quality wool.
The properties are well fenced with 100 kilometres of new cyclone and barb fencing replaced in the last three years.
There are also substantial laneways and quality structural improvements that add to the ease and comfort of management.
The properties are well watered via underground water that is pumped by electric pumps to tanks that reticulate to concrete troughs through mainly 38mm poly and 32mm poly pipe. There is also mains back up if required on all properties.
The properties represent an outstanding opportunity for the astute purchaser to acquire a large slice of versatile country in the state's upper south east.
Good underground water and improved pastures allow the vendors to sell stock most months of the year and the heavier ground offers the ability to crop for grain and hay production.