Quality Soils + Irrigation = Quality Property
Web Reference: SWDR0356
5716 Middlemarch-Sutton Road, Middlemarch, Dunedin
- 5716 Middlemarch-Sutton Road, Middlemarch
The combination of quality soils, irrigation and fertility results in a high producing finishing unit in the Strath Valley basin.
Littlebrook consists of 269.6152 ha of flat and undulating land located at 5716 Middlemarch-Sutton Highway being within easy traveling distance to Dunedin City.
Littlebrook contains two water rights, one being from the Taieri River and one from the Doughboy Creek. Additional to these rights, there is a large storage dam for the area irrigated by the Ocmis Guns. Approximately 160 ha is irrigated with either a centre Pivot 44 ha, Ocmis Gun 60 ha or K-line 56 ha.
The property has predominantly been utilised as a finishing property along with dairy support in the past. Annually in the past up to 8000 lambs have been finished, currently 350 beef calves wintered along with 1600 lambs wintered.
Improvements include a well-maintained homestead consisting of a spacious lounge, open plan dining and living area incorporating kitchen, 4 double bedrooms, family bathroom, additional shower, 2 toilets, laundry and large loft above garage. Singlemans quarters, 4 stand woolshed, 2 stables, 4 bay implement shed with one bay as workshop, excellent cattle and sheep yards complete the improvements.
The combination of Lucerne, new and mixed aged pastures along with winter crops allow the property to achieve excellent production with lambs and cattle finished to very good weights.
Littlebrook is an excellent stand alone finishing property or it could be a very good add on to another property, to achieve a better balance for a store property.
|Land Area||269.6152 hectare|
|Nearest Town||Middlemarch - 5km, Mosgiel - 56km, Dunedin 71km|
|Secondary School||Taieri College or Boarding schools in Dunedin|
|Secondary School Bus||Yes - to Taieri College|
|Sales Yards||Palmerston or Balclutha|
|Present Condition ( areas approx. )||* Rape - 28 ha * Fodderbeat - 16 ha * New Pasture - 35 ha * New Lucerne - 10 ha * Lucerne - 40 ha * Balance Pasture 135 ha Approximate|
|Soil Types||Quality soils from river silt to dryland lighter country.|
|Average RF||500mm p/a|
|Weeds & Pests||Minimal|
|Subdivision ( No of Paddocks ) Main||60|
|Fences||Predominately quality fencing|
|Water Supply||Fully reticulated troughs from the Dough Boy Creek. 3 x 20,000 litre Tanks|
|Irrigation||Dough Boy Creek 200,000 litres/hour - Consent No - 3701, Taieri River 200,000 litres/hour consent # 97301|
|Fertiliser||Soil tests availible|
|Access & Roads||Very good access from surrounding roads.|
|Homestead||Well maintained homestead of good size, spacious lounge, open plan dining and living area incorporating the kitchen. 4 double bedrooms, bathroom and additional shower, 2 separate toilets, laundry, large loft area above double garage.|
|Other Homes||Singlemans Quarters - 1 bedroom, lounge and kitchen.|
|Farm Buildings||4 stand woolshed, 2 bay stables, 4 bay implement shed with 1 bay workshop and closed in with roller door, storage shed|
|Yards||Cattle & Sheep yards|
|Wintered Stock Numbers ( approx )||8,000 Lambs finished 350 Beef calves wintered (first year) 1,600 Lambs wintered Has done dairy Heifer grazing in the past|
|Contour Description||Flat to undulating Contour|