SA slaughterhouse offers rare business opportunity
It’s not the type of property that would appeal to most househunters, but make no misteak – there is more to it than meats the eye.
The Wilmington slaughterhouse at 23678 Horrocks Hwy is offering prospective buyers a rare business opportunity.
Owned and operated by a third-generation butcher, the abattoir has been servicing the local area since it was built in 1983.
Selling agent James Wardle, of Wardle Co Real Estate, says ideally they will find a buyer who will continue to operate it.
“It’s 4km to 5km south of Wilmington,” he says.
“It would be a shame for the area to lose it because at the moment it produces a lot of local stock.
“It’s not a common thing but there have been a few slaughterhouses (on the market) over the past few years.”
The facility is on a 7.28ha block, with about 4.45ha of arable land, and has all current licences and accreditations.
It includes a bathroom with shower, toilet and basin, and has mains water and single phase power connected.
There are steel sheep and cattle yarns adjoining the building, while some of the equipment will be included in the sale, such as the refrigerated trailer, Fordson tractor and Hitachi winch.
While it might be a confronting listing to stumble across on realestate.com.au, Wardle says it is attracting a lot of interest.
“There has been some local interest, even from buyers down in Adelaide and up in the Adelaide Hills,” he says.
The property is listed with a $110,000 price tag.
This article from The Advertiser originally appeared as “Wilmington slaughterhouse one of South Australia’s most unusual properties on the market”.