Soil health integral to Binnu operation
Established in 1910 just south of Binnu, “Carsim Farms” has been developed, improved and increased over the years by three generations of astute farmers.
Comprising 4185ha, the complete operation includes four farms — the original home property, “Googoolili”, plus “Iona”, “Tynedale” and “Ruffins South” — across 12 titles, with highway frontage and a combined total of about 3114ha of arable land.
The croppable areas are level to slightly undulating and comprise a balance of heavy red loams, medium yellow sand over gravel and a portion of lighter yellow sandplain. Original vegetation for these soil types comprise york gum, jam, tammar, tea tree and pine.
The historically reliable rainfall suggests an average of 350mm annually. Soil management and health has been an integral component of the cereal, lupin and canola cropping program, with deep ripping and lime applications performed for many years.
Controlled traffic farming has also been instrumental in the program, with all machinery operating on a 13.6 metre, or 45 foot, swath width.
Complementing this is a four-bedroom, one-bathroom brick and tile home, with an undercover, below-ground pool and separate spa.
Seasonal accommodation is provided by way of a separate three-bedroom, one-bathroom 1950s fibro home.
Fertiliser, grain, fuel and machinery are all stored on “Googoolili”, through a combination of infrastructure. Grain storage capacity is about 200 tonnes over six silos, while fertiliser storage capacity is about 280 tonnes, in a cemented 18m x 12m shed.
There are two machinery sheds (32m x 15m and 18m x 12m), plus a 29m x 12m shearing shed that has been converted into a sizeable workshop with attached meat room and cool room.
A sea container housing a 13kva back-up diesel generator is also included in the sale.