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AQueens­land prop­erty with strong hay pro­duc­tion from

68ha of flood-free clay loam on the Daw­son River is now on the mar­ket.

The prop­erty is about 4km from Moura, a small town of about 2000 peo­ple in Ba­nana Shire, which sounds like the most ‘Queens­lan­desque’ name we could imag­ine.

It is cur­rently set up for fully ir­ri­gated grow­ing of Rhodes Grass to pro­duce hay, of which Ray White Biloela says 7000 bales were pro­duced in 2015-16.

Cur­rently ad­ver­tised on our sis­ter site Far­, the prop­erty is sup­plied with a rub­bish ser­vice and mail ser­vice if re­quired, as well as 3-phase power on the prop­erty.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the agency lists the fol­low­ing wa­ter sup­plies for the prop­erty:

• Sup­ple­mented Medium and High Pri­or­ity al­lo­ca­tions pumped di­rectly from the Daw­son River (un­der the Sun­wa­ter Up­per Daw­son Scheme).

• Sup­ple­mented al­lo­ca­tion (wa­ter har­vest­ing) pumped di­rectly from Daw­son River when flow con­di­tions al­low (reg­u­lated by the Depart­ment of Nat­u­ral Re­sources).

• Wa­ter is pumped through two pipelines from the Daw­son

River bank for the pump site.

• 600 KL high pri­or­ity from Moura town sup­ply pipeline. • Pipeline net­work sup­ply­ing ir­ri­ga­tion, houses and gar­dens.

The ir­ri­ga­tion sys­tem pri­mar­ily con­sists of un­der­ground PVC pipes and elec­tric pumps sup­ply­ing wa­ter to spray­ing sys­tems from the river.

Two 16ha Reinke elec­tric cen­tre pivot ir­ri­ga­tors from the ma­jor­ity of the prop­erty’s field ir­ri­ga­tion – mak­ing the two fields dis­tinctly recog­nis­able from above – while a new 436m Wade Rain side-roll ir­ri­ga­tor cov­ers an­other 9ha, and a 312m Pearce side-roll ir­ri­ga­tor wa­ters 6ha.

The home­stead fea­tures a fully air-con­di­tioned, large fivebed­room house with two bath­rooms, an ex­ter­nal laun­dry, large lounge room, of­fice and ve­ran­dah.

Out­side is a three-ve­hi­cle car­port and a small con­crete-block cot­tage, which has its own ex­ter­nal laun­dry and an­other car­port.

Both og the dwellings and their yards are fully fenced with steel panel fenc­ing.

In ad­di­tion, the prop­erty has a nine-bay hay stor­age shed with an open side for truck ac­cess, three open three-bay sheds with vary­ing fa­cil­i­ties for stor­ing machin­ery and work­ing, plus an ex­tra fully-en­closed three bay shed with a con­crete floor.

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