Sale marks end of an era

Shepparton News - Country News - - REAL ESTATE -

AGENT Kevin Hicks Real Es­tate

PHONE Chelsea McKay on 0418 371 622

LO­CA­TION 201 Burke Rd, Moo­rilim

ONLINE CLEAR­ING SALE From Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 26 at 10 am to Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 28 at 2 pm

IN­SPEC­TION By ap­point­ment

With their long-held fam­ily prop­erty Hazelmere sold at auc­tion, Brian and Ber­nadette Burke have in­structed the Kevin Hicks Real Es­tate team to con­duct a clear­ing sale of the farm plant and equip­ment.

The online (timed) sale will start at 10 am on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 26 and con­clude at 2 pmon Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 28.

Af­ter a life­time of farm­ing in the Moo­rilim district, and a fam­ily con­nec­tion to the land stretch­ing back 80 years, the Burkes have de­cided it’s time to re­tire into the nearby close-knit town of Murchi­son.

Sell­ing agent Chelsea McKay said the cou­ple and their fam­ily have been heav­ily in­volved in the district’s com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions, hav­ing served on nearly ev­ery pos­si­ble com­mit­tee.

‘‘To have suc­cess­fully farmed in the area for so long is a tes­ta­ment to how Brian has op­er­ated and looked af­ter his ma­chin­ery,’’ MrsMcKay said.

Fea­tured lots in­clude a well-main­tained 2009 Massey Fer­gu­son 6480 Dyna 140 hp trac­tor with front-end loader and 5310 hours and a Ford 1985 model TW20 trac­tor with 9390.5 hours.

Lot 3 is a 1981 In­ter Acco truck with a 6 mtip­ping tray. This ve­hi­cle is sell­ing with­out a road­wor­thy cer­tifi­cate, and like the trac­tors is ready for work.

A must-have ve­hi­cle for the mod­ern farmer— a Land­boss UTV— is ex­pected to be sought-af­ter due to its re­li­able Perkins diesel en­gine and low 10,107 kilo­me­tres.

Griz­zly 36-plate off­set discs, a Lely Hibis­cus hay rake that cov­ers 7.25 m, a 6 m x 2.1 msheep crate with stand, Fur­phy 2.4 mland grader and mod­ern 3.6 m land plane are other items of in­ter­est.

Be­ing a mixed farm­ing op­er­a­tion there is a very good of­fer­ing of sheep han­dling equip­ment in­clud­ing an ar­row V-ma­chine sheep han­dler, por­ta­ble sheep yards, Gal­lagher lamb stalls, three lick feed­ers with 24 bag ca­pac­ity and sev­eral spray and fire­fight­ing tanks. Mov­ing into the shear­ing shed there is a TPW slim­line self-pin wool press, two wool ta­bles, three wool bag­ger frames, cop­per dou­ble end disc grinder and a Beiyuan shear­ing ma­chine.

MrsMcKay said be­cause the prop­erty had been sold, all equip­ment was for gen­uine sale and en­cour­aged farm­ers who were look­ing for qual­ity plant and equip­ment to reg­is­ter.

In­spec­tion of cat­a­logued items is by ap­point­ment only.

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