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KATHERINE 

Sold on 30 Apr 2008
  • Land: 3,439 ha (8,498 acres)
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Rural Property in KATHERINE

Katherine Cattle Transit Centre

  • Land: 3,439 ha (8,498 acres)

Area and Tenure
3,439 Ha (8,498 acres) Freehold
160 Ha of established irrigation land
650 Ha of improved pasture
2,630 Ha of cleared land
Location
'Katherine Cattle Transit Centre', is located approximately 10 kilometres west of Katherine with bitumen frontage off Florina Road, south of Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia.
Rainfall
The property is located in a 972mm average annual rainfall district.
Country
The property is generally near level to gently sloping and mainly comprising limestone based red to chocolate loamy red earths.
Water
'Katherine Cattle Transit Centre' is considered to be well watered with two licenses to take groundwater. The combined total of the licenses is 1,979 ML which is used for both irrigation and stock watering.
Irrigation
There are four centre pivot irrigators, each irrigating a 40 Ha area, providing the property with on farm fodder supply and hay bales.
Feed Yards
'Katherine Cattle Transit Centre' is licensed to hold 10,000 head of cattle. The feed yards have grooved low slip flooring and utilise both concrete feed and water troughs. The feed troughs are fed through a concreted laneway. The feed areas are largely sheltered by roof. The property layout provides ease of operation from paddock to the central feed areas.
Horticulture
With the extensive groundwater irrigation licenses, climate, already cleared land, the large cold storage areas and packing facilities, the property could diversify into horticultural pursuits providing another income stream.
Infrastructure & Buildings
Cattle Sheds - 2 x identical cattle shed shelters 5,068 Square Metres under roof
Dairy Shed - 1,092 Square Metres under roof
General Shed - 950 Square Metres under roof
Factory Building / Managers Quarters - 2,740 Square Metres under roof / Comprising cold rooms, workshop, dry storage, loading bay and detached managers quarters.
Feedmill Shed - 330 Square Metres under roof
Machinery Shed - 270 Square Metres under roof
Cattle Shelters - 4 x cattle shelters, approximately 245 Square Metres under roof
Steel Cattle Yards
Grain Silos - 2 x 50 tonne cone bottom silos
Fodder / Grain Storage - 15 Harvestores in total providing 1,051 Cubic Metres of storage
Hay Shed - 1,360 Square Metres under roof
Staff Quarters - Airconditioned, 3 bedroom with kitchen and bathroom
Florina Road House / Shed - 3 bedroom cottage with large storage shed
Cottage - 3 bedroom with kitchen and bathroom

This property is perfectly positioned to service Northern Australias horticulture and booming cattle industry with its on farm infrastructure and location.

Land:

3,439 ha / 8,498 acres

Suburb

KATHERINE

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