North­ern Wheat­belt farm­land

Countryman - - PROPERTY -

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.

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