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Four generations of same family builds big South Australian farm enterprise

Chris McLennan
By Chris McLennan
Updated May 1 2022 - 8:39pm, first published April 29 2022 - 9:00pm
FARM HISTORY: The same family has accumulated this large landholding at Robertson over four generations. Picture: Nutrien Harcourts.

It has taken four generations for this same farm family to accumulate such a large land holding at Seldominn at Robertstown, near Clare.

As seen from the record prices being paid for farmland in the Mid North, agents are bracing themselves for a rush of interest in such a rare offering.

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At almost 6000 hectares (14,800 acres) it is a unusual to find such a big farm on the market in this part of the world.

The Robertstown farm has been run as a mixed farming enterprise utilizing a rotational cropping program and running a self-replacing Merino breeding program.

Cropping and livestock compliment each other well over the varied land types and are still all within a 30 minute drive from the main homestead.

Stocking numbers with average seasonal conditions have been approximately 3000 (5400dse) head shorn in July consisting of ewes and hoggets.

The property's land type and area provides the ideal environment for Merino breeding and wool production, agents from Nutrien Harcourts say.

Stock numbers are building up across the pastoral country after a run of dry years.

Agents say the property is "recovering nicely and presents in excellent condition for the prospective purchaser".

The cropping country is west of Robertstown which is presented in good condition with a strong cropping record to back it up.

Good conservative management practices and a strong fertiliser regime have kept the land in good nick.

There are three lots involved in the sale - Mickeys, Limestone and Frebes.

The land has been used for hay, cereal and legume production.

The Robertstown property is being sold by registration of interest closing on June 1.

It is being offered as a whole or in six lots.

For more information contact Peter Marschall of Nutrien Harcourts Gawler on 0428 196935.

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Chris McLennan

Chris McLennan

National Rural Property Writer

ACM national rural property writer based in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria. Career journalist. Multi award winner.

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