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Cobar NSW 2835

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Area:
9,238Ha (22,875ac) - freehold & WLL titles

Location:
50km East of Cobar, 6km off Barrier Highway, 90km West of Nyngan.

Country:
Slight undulating red loam soil, to chocolate loam in Mulga Creek Basin. Approx. 16km of Mulga Creek disperses through from South to North. A water spreading bank system of approx. 210km, allowing approx. 8,000ac to be water shed. Highly fertile farming & grazing country, growing an abundance of soft natural clovers, crowfoot, trefoil and a natural variety of grasses. Florida old station has 1,916Ha (4,734ac) of cultivation consent, freehold, and has 470Ha pulled plus 1,570Ha of light regrowth.

Water:
Watered by 28 earth dams (341,000 cubic metres), 85kms of drains, house dam is 15,000 + 10,000 cyd, solar and mill system to the homestead.

Fencing:
Fencing 5 wire & barb, some Weston electric with also some hinge joint subdivided into 22 paddocks—90% all steel.

Improvements:
Homestead 1959 era—approx. 36sq, featuring a modern kitchen, lounge/dining room with an open fire, 4 bedrooms with aircon, office, veranda on 3 sides, 8' x 8' cool room, meat house, large veggie garden, fruit & stone fruit trees and an established lawn and garden—all fenced. The property also features 50,000L rainwater storage, workshop, machinery shed, garage, hay shed, 4 x 120 tonne silos, fuel shed, shearing shed—6 stand, shaft driven, electric pine & iron construction, steel & mesh sheep yards. 3 sets of steel and panel cattle yards strategically positioned throughout property. No power connected to the shed in quarters. 6 room camp quarters featuring kitchen, Metters wood stove, open fire, ablution block & rain water.

Services:
Mobile phone coverage, mail weekly, rural power, new 40 panel solar system. 6km off Barrier Highway, 30 min to Cobar—population approx. 4,000—5,000).

Carrying capacity:
Owner estimates 400 breeding cows & followers weaning at 6 months. Opportunity farming on developed country. Seasonal harvest of 500 to 800 goats P.A.

Rain fall:
400mm P.A.

Rates:
Approx. $3,500 P.A.

Agent’s Remarks:
Florida was established by the Mitchell family around 70 years ago. This property has been conservatively managed and developed by Kevin Mitchell, who focused greatly on ground cover and water spreading to increase carrying capacity.

There is only one Florida, so look now to appreciate a lifetime of pastoral dedication.

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