Roma food bowl up for sale

The Western Star - - REAL ESTATE -

SYLVIA Downs is a highly fer­tile and ver­sa­tile prop­erty which is equally suited to grain crop­ping, fodder crop­ping for hay bal­ing or fodder crop­ping for suit­able live­stock fat­ten­ing.

The 226 hectares (558 acres) on a free­hold ti­tle is only 15km south­west of Roma, and will be go­ing to auc­tion on Fe­bru­ary 7.

Just off the Mt Abun­dance Rd, it has bi­tu­men frontage, along with an all-weather gravel ac­cess road to the house and sheds.

There is strong mo­bile phone re­cep­tion and the school bus pulls up at the front gate.

Slightly un­du­lat­ing and highly pro­duc­tive, this coun­try is all be­lah and coolabah black soils, and about 200ha is cul­ti­vated.

The own­ers, Adam and Lisa, have been us­ing it to grow wheat, bar­ley and mung beans, as well as spe­cialised fodder crops suit­able for mak­ing hay.

Hav­ing not used chem­i­cals on the prop­erty since 2015, their in­ten­tion was to make the switch to grow­ing or­ganic.

A two-bed­room trans­portable home sits in an el­e­vated po­si­tion on the land, pro­vid­ing sweep­ing views of the Roma land­scape with a back­drop of Bas­set Moun­tain.

The home has front and back cov­ered ve­ran­das, along with an at­tached two-bay Zin­calume car­port.

Close to the home, there is a 12m x 15m open steel-frame shed with a 20-foot con­tainer at­tached, with con­nected power and a blue metal floor.

Two hard stands, mea­sur­ing at 60m x 30m and 40m x 25m have also been put down and are suit­able for the con­struc­tion of two more sheds.

A hard stand pad for si­los is also nearby. Wa­ter is sup­plied to the home from a shared bore, equipped with an elec­tric sub­mersible pump, while two dams sup­ply stock wa­ter.

Sylvia Downs will be of­fered for sale at auc­tion next month, with the auc­tion held at the Over­lan­der Mo­tel on Thursday, Fe­bru­ary 7.

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