Mutchilba farms sold in sweet deal

Tablelands Advertiser - - NEWS -

TWO farms in Mutchilba have re­cently been ac­quired by Man­bul­loo Ltd.

The prop­er­ties are lo­cated at 57 Camp­bell Road and 62 West Daw­son Road Mutchilba.

The prop­er­ties were for­merly owned and op­er­ated by Ruth Tay­lor and boast stun­ning views across the Tablelands. Col­liers In­ter­na­tional ru­ral sell­ing agent Deb­o­rah God­frey said the farms fea­ture plant­ings of mul­ti­ple mango va­ri­eties as well as av­o­ca­does which are well known in the in­dus­try for pro­duc­ing ex­cel­lent qual­ity fruit.

Manag­ing Di­rec­tor Marie Pic­cone pur­chased Man­bul­loo’s first mango farm in the Kather­ine re­gion of the North­ern Ter­ri­tory back in 2005 and has been steadily grow­ing the fam­ily-owned busi­ness ever since.

Man­bul­loo is an Aus­tralian com­pany which is know for their Kens­ing­ton Pride man­goes which are grown on six farms across Aus­tralia.

Be­ing the largest grow­ers of man­goes, their farms are about 80 per­cent Kens­ing­ton Prides and 20 per cent R2E2 Man­goes.

Their old­est and largest farm, Man­bul­loo Kather­ine has about 65,000 mango trees. The farm oc­cu­pies four square kilo­me­tres and is lo­cated 22 kilo­me­tres out­side of Kather­ine in Aus­tralia’s North­ern Ter­ri­tory.

They also have five ad­di­tional farms in Far North Queens­land

In 2015 Marie was awarded the Entrepreneur Award at Tel­stra’s Fe­male Busi­ness Women’s Awards and in 2016, Man­bul­loo signed an 8-year con­tract to ex­clu­sively sup­ply to Coles su­per­mar­kets within Aus­tralia.

Man­bul­loo manag­ing di­rec­tor Marie Pic­cone.

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