QUALITY Namoi Valley cultivation country Elken Downs has hit the market, to be auctioned by Ray White Rural on September 28.
Covering 518 hectares (1280 acres), Maree Bird's first class property is located on Binalong Road about 16km south of Boggabri and 49km north west of Gunnedah.
Elken Downs features fertile, predominantly heavy black self mulching basalt types with areas of red and mixed profiles to the western boundary.
The property is predominantly open country which is principally level to slightly sloping. About 85 per cent arable with the balance being two grassed area with natural timber.
Regarded as a very productive property with a high yielding cropping history, Elken Downs is being offered with 430ha of fertilised wheat and barley crops.
Elken Downs was originally timbered with myall, rosewood, box and pine.
Water is supplied by two dams and a bore, which is equipped with an electric submersible pump. Elken Downs has an average annual rainfall of 625mm (or 25 inches).
There is an air-conditioned, four bedroom hardiplank home (c1970) with a rear outdoor covered entertaining area that is set in established lawns and gardens.
Other improvements include two machinery sheds, 505 tonnes of grain storage, and an older set of timber cattle yards.
Elken Downs will be auctioned by Ray White Rural in Gunnedah on September 28.
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