Dudleigh Aggregation sale ends 115-year Morton family link

Property editor Linda Rowley, April 5, 2024


MORE than 115 years of Morton family ownership has ended following the sale of prime mixed farming country in New South Wales’ south-west slopes and Riverina regions.

The 1054ha Dudleigh Aggregation is located in the highly regarded farming area of Stockinbingal and is suited to cropping and livestock.

Elders agent Angus Macleod was unable to disclose the price paid; however, in October last year the property was offered with a guide of $11,000/ha to $12,500/ha or between $11.7 million and $13 million.

The purchaser is understood to be a local farming family.

The Dudleigh Aggregation has a strong agronomic history and has been growing a mix of wheat, barley and canola on more than 900ha.

The infrastructure includes a home, machinery and hay storage sheds, a 400,000l rainwater tank and more than 1000 tonnes of grain storage.

Mallanganee expected to make $12,500/ha

A productive cropping platform on the north-west slopes of New South Wales is anticipated to make more than $12,500 an arable hectare when it is auctioned on April 26.

The 1323ha Mallanganee, 25km east of Gurley and 35km south-east of Moree, is being sold to finalise the estate of Douglas Chick.

The property offers views of Grattai Mountain that forms part of the Nandewar Range in the Mount Kaputar National Park.

Mallanganee is situated in a 635mm average annual rainfall region. It offers level to gently undulating brigalow and belah country with alluvial brown clay to black loam soils.

Around 1065ha are arable with 559ha fallow and ready for a 2024 winter crop.

Moree Real Estate agent Paul Kelly said Mallanganee offers farmers an add-on or stand-alone opportunity.

Infrastructure includes an architecturally designed three-bedroom home, a worker’s cottage, two sheds, steel cattle yards, a bore and two dams.

Around $3 million expected for Toora Station

Sheep on Toora Station. Image – Nutrien.

AROUND $3 million is anticipated for a breeding and grazing enterprise with broadacre cropping capabilities in New South Wales’ far south-west.

The 8429ha Toora Station is located in the Anabranch South district, 50km north of Wentworth and 70km north-west of Mildura.

It is being sold by Colin Andrews after 112 years of single family ownership.

Nutrien Harcourts Mildura agent Michael Fernandez said Toora Station would be suitable as an entry level asset or expansion for existing landholders.

“It is rare for properties in this tightly held area to come to the market, with the last listing around 20 or 30 years ago.

“As a result, Toora has generated tremendous interest locally and from interstate producers, mainly from Victoria and South Australia,” he said.

Toora is being offered with a cultivation licence and a 62ML general security water licence for irrigation.

Around 1000ha of the soft red loam soil types are cleared and arable, and suitable for dryland cereal cropping.

The property features double frontage to the Great Darling Anabranch Creek (that drains into Lake Toora on a high river). It is also watered by the pressurised anabranch water supply and a private internal supporting pipeline system.

Toora has a history of breeding Merino sheep, but is equally suited to dorpers or cattle. Under average seasonal conditions, it has an estimated carrying capacity of 2600DSE.

Improvements include a four-bedroom home, a three-bedroom cottage, numerous sheds and sheep yards.

Expressions of interest close on April 26.


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