Northern Wheatbelt farmland
Mixed farming property Tangalina is just under 20km north of Beacon and offers a range of infrastructure.
With frontage to Bimbijy Road, the 1096ha property has good access to water, with a scheme meter and three reliable dams, the latter of which are strategically located to service all bar one paddock.
There is also a reliable underground water supply, with a renovated bore in existence but not currently being used.
Improvements are neat and well maintained, and include a modern four-stand, raised-board shearing shed.
This building can also be used for machinery storage, being 20m x 9m, and it features modern galvanised steel bugle sheep yards with about 1000-head working capacity.
A two-bay fertiliser shed of about 140-tonne capacity is 9m x 10m, while a workshop with three-phase power is 9m x 6m and another shed is 7.5m x 11m.
Five sealed grain silos include three by Moylan at 1500, 2000 and 2700 bushels capacity and two 2700-bushel DE Engineers silos.
The property has a 43,000-litre fiberglass Flexi-N tank and five water tanks that either collect rain or are filled by scheme water.
A four-bedroom, one-bathroom home built in the 1980s has been described as comfortable.
It features air-conditioning, an instant gas hot water system, a sunken lounge, open kitchen and dining and raked ceilings with exposed timber beams.
Soils types are described as 30 per cent heavy, 50 per cent medium and 20 per cent light, being lightly undulating and relatively elevated. The farm has been well fenced and divided into eight paddocks.
Recent fertiliser applications have included 50kg/ha of Agstar Extra and 20-30kg/ha of urea applied at sowing, plus Flexi-N applied during the season.
Farm records, available since 2004, indicate regular and extensive lime and gypsum applications and show up to 6t/ha have been applied to some paddocks during this period.
Wheat and barley were the dominant crops for this season, with the farm benefiting from good weed and disease management.