The opportunity to buy quality fattening country in the Wandoan/Taroom districts very seldom comes along but the opportunity has now arisen. Brian and Dianne Conway decided to auction ‘Coolibah’, an aggregation of five freehold properties in Brisbane. The Conway’s have thoughtfully developed the properties over the past 29 years of ownership. “Coolibah” aggregation consist of 2,800.18ha (6,919.24acres) with 1,618.77ha (4,275acres) of established Leucaena and was auctioned as one parcel.
“Coolibah” is located in a prime position to processing plants, feedlots and major selling centres with Roma only 200km away. Water is a feature with one sub-artesian bore watering the entire aggregation from a centrally located turkeys nest. The water then gravity feeds through a dosatron medication system to the entire aggregation via 2 inch poly pipe lines with cement troughs strategically placed around the property to water every paddock. The property is subdivided into 27 main paddocks and 4 holding paddocks plus an extensive laneway system connecting every paddock to one main set of steel cattle yards.
The cattle yards are equipped with a loading ramp, four way draft, hydraulically operated veterinary crush set on concrete base and besser block dip with draining pens. Other structural improvements include three bedroom air-conditioned homestead with polished floors, large verandah, surrounded by established lawns and gardens. There are also an additional three homes located on the other properties as well as numerous machinery sheds, hay sheds and silos.
‘Coolibah’ was passed in at Auction for $11 million following bidding from the floor, after the Auction negotiations continued and the property is now under offer.