80 Myrtle Scrub Scenic Drive, Yarrowitch,
Walcha, NSW 2354
Key property information
"Rushbrook" - A High Rainfall Productive Cattle Opportunity
- Located on the Oxley Highway
- Land area - 499 hectares
- Highly productive fattening country
Country: 1,233 Acres / 499 Hectares. “Rushbrook” ranges from gently undulating to sloping with approximately 750 acres and sown to pasture. The balance of the property is steeper timbered country and rainforest.
The current owners purchased “Rushbrook” in 1995 and have undertaken a superphosphate fertiliser program annually. Over the past 21 years “Rushbrook” has operated as a beef fattening operation, with both EU and MSA accreditation.
Pastures are predominately rye and clover with fescue and cocksfoot, with recent planting of “Impact 2” perennial ryegrass and high performance “Shogun” hybrid ryegrass being directly drilled at “Rushbrook”.
This continual fertiliser and pasture improvement program, accompanied with high rainfall and good soil fertility afford a carrying capacity of circa 500-600 head of cattle.
Rainfall: The Bureau of Metrology installed a weather station at “Rushbrook” in August 2012. Since then the average rainfall has been circa 1,350mms (53.14”). However, records over the past 20 years show average rainfall of circa 1500mms (60”). The driest year ever recorded at “Rushbrook” was 1,120mm (44.09”) in 2014.
Rushbrook benefits immensely from easterly rainfall. With an altitude of 1178m the area is also very susceptible to picking up additional showers from the south west. Surrounded by rainforest, Rushbrook enjoys its own micro climate with fewer frosts than in the neighbouring Yarrowitch valley or at Walcha.
Water: “Rushbrook” is well serviced for water, featuring 10 spring feds dams and running streams across the property with water troughs in 5 paddocks.
Location: “Rushbrook” is conveniently located less than 1 kilometre off the Oxley Highway, at Yarrowitch, one of the finest beef cattle grazing districts within the Walcha shire.
“Rushbrook” gives the impression of being a secret hideaway as it is screened from the Oxley Highway by a narrow strip of rainforest.
The town of Walcha is a 40 minute drive via the Oxley Highway with Yarrowitch Primary school only 8 minutes away.
Walcha is approximately 4.5 hours drive from Sydney via the scenic Thunderbolts Way, with Brisbane approximately 6 hours via the New England Highway.
The property is ideally located to source quality vendor bred cattle from the annual Walcha weaner sales to fatten. “Rushbrook” is also centrally located between the Wingham, Inverell and Scone abattoirs.
Homestead: The homestead and surrounding garden is a cornerstone of “Rushbrook”. The homestead comprises a brick veneer home with colour bond roof, 3 generous sized bedrooms with quality built-ins. Open plan living with combustion fire, high ceilings and blackbutt flooring and plantation shutters. The house is well positioned to capture the sun and the delightful views. The gardens have been designed to be enjoyed and complement the surrounding landscape. It features a wonderful collection of exotic trees, hardy perennials, and dry stonewalls. A large reflection pond with a wooden jetty and a secluded gazebo complements the majestic views over the property. Nothing needs to be done here, just relax and enjoy.
Working improvements: Hay shed 18m x 12m, Machinery shed 12m x 10m, Work shop 12m x 8m. Cattle yards with fully cemented floor. Constructed with steel post and saw timber rails. Fitted with electronic scales.
For Sale by Public Auction Friday 16 December at 2:00pm | Walcha Bowling Club, 14E Croudace Street, Walcha, NSW
For further details including access to the Information Memorandum and a Contract for Sale please contact the exclusive selling agents Matt Shaw of Colliers International (0477 100 082) or John Croake of Australian Wool Network (0428 977 589).
Property ID: 502182646Last Updated: 8 Aug 2017