Abun­dant wa­ter on Un­der­berg farms

Sunday Tribune - - AUCTIONS - – Auc­tions writer

VAN’S Auc­tion­eers is stag­ing a ma­jor two-day liq­ui­da­tion auc­tion of Un­der­berg dairy farms – with abun­dant wa­ter, cat­tle and farm­ing equip­ment – on Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day, at 11am on site on both days.

On Wed­nes­day, the farms – as well as Pen­warn Trout and Equine Es­tate on the Bush­man’s Nek Road near Un­der­berg – will come un­der the ham­mer, with the live­stock and farm im­ple­ments to be auc­tioned on Thurs­day.

The ad­ja­cent farms on of­fer in this auc­tion com­prise:

The 1 300ha Water­ford Farm with 1 800 cows in milk and about 2 000 young re­place­ment stock (“fol­low­ers”). There are over 100 dams on the prop­erty.

Wal­ton Farm (650ha) with a satel­lite dairy build­ing and staff cot­tage. An 11-tower Val­ley ir­ri­ga­tion pivot is in­cluded. River Farm (170ha) with 21ha of dragline ir­ri­ga­tion and 60ha of arable dry land.

The three farms will first be of­fered in­di­vid­u­ally and then auc­tioned as one lot.

Also on of­fer on Wed­nes­day will be Pen­warn Coun­try Lodge, pic­tured, an ad­ja­cent pic­turesque hol­i­day farm of al­most 1 000ha with wed­ding chapel, lodges, lux­ury suites and self-ca­ter­ing cot­tages.

The three farms and Pen­warn Es­tate it­self will all be sold on site at Pen­warn with live­stock and mov­ables auc­tioned at Water­ford Farm on Thurs­day.

For full de­tails and direc­tions, phone René on 086 111 8267 or visit www.vansa­cu­tions. co.za .

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