Roma food bowl up for sale
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.