Last week’s property review looked at how goats are becoming a serious sideline to extensive dry-area beef and sheep operations in southern states. This week the theme continues, with particular emphasis on Queensland, and where the future lies.
GOATS – once considered the poor cousins of the livestock sector – are becoming a serious sideline to beef and sheep operations, and excellent prices mean more marginal western country suitable for running goats is now much more attractive to investors, reports property editor Linda Rowley.
Competition for grazing properties in southern areas of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia has become heated, with insufficient listings and the seasonal decline pushing significant rises in value.
The majority of Australian business managers are putting staff acquisition, staff retention and professional development for their staff at the top of their priority list for 2017, a recent survey has shown. Here’s eight areas that people managers across agriculture can focus on to achieve it.
Paraway Pastoral Co’s decision announced this afternoon to sell its Pier Pier Station aggregation near Coonamble in NSW is likely to generate significant interest from overseas and domestic institutional and high net-worth investors.
Queensland based rural accountants and advisers, Powers Agribusiness & Finance suggests clients should not adopt a ‘buy at any cost’ approach, despite the obvious attractions of adding to an existing grazing holding, should the opportunity arise.
Renowned Western Districts pastoral holding Beckworth Court is being offered for private sale for only the third time since settlement.
Former coffee salesman and parcel company owner George Millington will deliver more than a cup of optimism to Australia’s wool industry with his purchase of the Collinsville Merino stud and its station home base. He and wife Sophie have already committed to next year holding the stud’s first on-property ram sale in six years, within 10 days of the Royal Adelaide show in September.
The roll-out of the separation of land and water across the eastern states over the past ten years has some important implications, suggests rural land valuer Scott Fuller from Herron Todd White.
The latest monthly rural property report from national valuation firm Herron Todd White released this week points to increasing evidence of good sales in key agricultural regions and further signs of returning confidence, boosted in part by a week of good general rain across the eastern halves of Queensland and NSW last week.