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Carbon farming opportunity in Western Australia

Guest Author, February 16, 2024

CARBON players and local farmers are expected to vie for almost 7000 hectares of grazing and farming country listed for sale by Geraldton-based Australian Farm Investment Management.

AFIM is a majority-owned subsidiary of Planfarm and manages farmland (wheat, barley, canola and sheep production) in WA’s wheatbelt region that is leased to proven farmers.

LAWD agent William Morris said the four properties – Terara, Carramar East, Tenindewa and The Brook — have been listed for sale via offers to purchase.

Terara is a mixed farming opportunity

Terara is a mixed farming opportunity in Western Australia’s mid-west region suited to dryland cropping and livestock grazing.

The 2460ha are located near Ogilvie, 35km from Northampton and 80km from Geraldton.

About 2313 arable hectares are currently operated as a dryland cropping enterprise, with the undulating red sandy loam and deep yellow sands growing wheat, barley, canola and lupins.

Complementary livestock, predominantly sheep, are run on the balance of country.

Terara is situated in a 340mm average annual rainfall region and securely watered by five equipped bores supplying multiple holding tanks for spray and livestock purposes.

Improvements include a homestead, multiple sheds, a four-stand shearing shed, steel sheep yards and numerous grain silos.

Dryland cropping on Carramar East

The 1538ha Carramar East is a dryland cropping opportunity with some livestock infrastructure, 22km from Three Springs and 28km from Morawa and Perenjori, also in the state’s mid-west.

Around 1390ha are arable and growing wheat, barley and lupins on red sandy and some gravely loams.

Water is sourced from three dams and two equipped bores, supported by 313mm of average annual rainfall.

Tenindewa

Tenindewa is a dryland cropping opportunity situated 16km from Mullewa and 80km from Geraldton.

Of the 2071ha, 1860ha is considered arable and growing wheat, canola and lupins on areas of red and yellow sand over gravel and clay.

The property benefits from an average annual rainfall of 300mm, and water is also sourced from an equipped bore supplying two 50,000 litre water tanks.

Cropping with livestock at The Brook

The Brook is a 824ha mixed farming opportunity in the Great Southern region, 35km from Cranbrook and 40km from Kojonup.

The property is suited to dryland cropping and livestock breeding, backgrounding and finishing, underpinned by a reliable 590mm rainfall climate.

Around 570ha are arable and growing wheat, barley, canola and lupins, with the balance currently supporting sheep.

The soil types are a mix of sandy loam, gravel, gravely loam with some areas of pale deep sand, watered by a number of dams.

Improvements include a four-stand shearing shed, sheep yards, a fertiliser shed and a grain silo.

Harold Park and Carranya for sale at $4.58m

Charles and Shayne Wass have listed their productive dryland cropping and livestock opportunity in Western Australia’s mid-west farming region for $4.58 million.

The 2761ha Harold Park and Carranya are situated 9km from Coorow, 13km from the Marchagee Co-Operative Bulk Handling site and 75km north of Moora.

The country is undulating with mixed soil types including gravelly clays, red, brown and yellow loams and chert.

The property has a diverse history of dryland cropping rotations with the 2023 program consisting of wheat (230ha), triticale (118ha), lupins (26ha), canola (100ha) and pasture renovation (396ha).

Harold Park and Carranya are also used as a livestock operation with a focus on Dohne sheep. It is rated to run 900 ewes but is equally suited to cattle and other livestock pursuits.

The holding is watered by five equipped bores, reticulating to a tank and trough network in a 381mm average annual rainfall region.

Structural improvements include a home, various sheds, a shearing shed with adjoining yards and 340 tonnes of grain silo storage.

LAWD agent Simon Wilkinson is handling the sale.

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