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Rural Property Sales

"Pera", Barraba NSW

Status: SOLD
Time & Date: 12 noon, Friday 8th December 2006
Venue: Quality Hotel Power House, Tamworth
Area: 3667 HA (9061 Acres). Freehold Title.
Rainfall: 28" (700mm). Please note - 90mm rainfall in October 2006.
Location: Centrally situated on the North West Slopes of NSW. Approximately 110km North of Regional Centre Tamworth, 35km to the South East of Barraba and 105Km West of Armidale.
Country: PERA is a picturesque property with country ranging from extensive valleys, rising to open plateau, via undulating hills. The soils range from soft red to heavy basalt types with a small area of trap. Elevation ranges from 2,200' to 3,300' above sea level. Timber consists of Apple Tree, White and Yellow Box, Kurrajong, Stringy and Ironbark which has been selectively cleared for shade and shelter. 350 acres presently under cultivation with approoximately 1200 acres that could be cultivated. Has a regular super history.
Fencing: All fencing is in good order.
Water: Water is a feature. Natural water is provided from numerous permanent springs and creeks. The property has been drought proofed through the prevision of 58 dams, 6 equipped bores and wells, plus 6 unequipped bores.
Improvements: The main PERA homestead constructed in the 1930's is approximately 50 sqaures. 5 bedrooms with the main having a fireplace, formal lounge and dining rooms, drawing room, kitchen and family room, 2 bathrooms, laundry and utlities room, guest area, separate office, atrium and wide verandahs. Air cooling throughout, with wood and gas heating for winter months. Set in over 2 acres of established gardens with swimming pool and tennis court.
Recently renovated 3 bedroom manager's cottage, with 2 other renovated workman's cottages, 6 stand woolshed with timber and mesh yards. Shearer's quarter's, new 21m x 12m machinery shed with lock-up concreted floor workshop, numerous out buildings including new chemical shed, 3 new sets of steel cattle yards, 2 large silos with 56 tone and 25 tonne capacity, a small feedlot and 2 air strips.
Services: Mail three times a week, school bus to Barraba Central and Public Schools. Barraba has public transport to Tamworth and Inverell.
Carrying Capacity: Property carries 1,000 breeding cows.
Agents Remarks: This is a rare opportunity to secure one of the largest properties in the renowned Barraba District. PERA is a well managed property and is presented in excellent condition with substantial improvements made over the past 6 years. Rarely does such a quality breeding and fattening property in this area become available for purchase. Ideally located central to all facilities offered by Barraba, Armidale, Gunnedah and Tamworth.
Cattle: The PERA breeding herd is regarded as one of the finest in the North.

Established in 1973 by the previous owner, the herd consists of approximately 1,000 cows and calves which are principally Hereford, Angus and Angus Hereford cross which has been developed from the foundation herd on PERA.

The current management programme is two calvings, Autumn and Spring. The steer calves are sold off as weaners, which regularly top the weaner sales each year. Top Hereford weaners at the Gunnedah Weaner Sale April 2006 sold to a top of $710 and the cull heifers are retained and fattened on winter crops each year.

Top quality bulls are selected annually with the Hereford herd based onIronbark blood lines. Angus are joined to Booroomooka, DSK and NED bulls with the Black Baldy cows being joined to Charolais bulls from Minnie Vale and Richmond Studs.

Approximately 1167 cows and heifers joined as at 30th September 2006, to calve in 2007.

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