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RAMPSBECK Ebor/Guyra • New England • NSW

Commercial grazing in one of Australia’s most reliable, high rainfall areas


A rare opportunity to secure a substantial, commercial grazing property in one of south-eastern Australia’s most reliable, high rainfall regions. SCALE At approximately 3,300 acres (or 1,335 hectares) Rampsbeck is one of the New England’s larger holdings offering economies of scale increasingly difficult to achieve in this tightly held corner of NSW. Rampsbeck’s vendor assesses the property to have a current carrying capacity of approximately 850 cow areas, or about a cow area to four acres.

WATER Arguably the single most important factor in rural property acquisition criteria, Rampsbeck boasts an impressive 38 inch (950mm) average annual rainfall. This reliable rainfall is complemented by numerous dams, springs and gullies ensuring a high level of water security.

POTENTIAL With such high and reliable rainfall, excellent soils and a sound infrastructure base there is considerable potential to significantly increase Rampsbeck’s productivity through pasture development.

AREA Approximately 3,300 acres / 1,335 hectares

steeper slopes. Predominantly highly productive basalt and loamy granite soils.

LOCATION 50 km east of Guyra and 25 km west of Ebor on the northern side of the Guyra Ebor Road. Forty-five minutes drive to the regional centre of Armidale with its excellent schools and the University of New England, comprehensive shopping and full agricultural services and frequent, direct air services to Sydney. An hour and a half’s drive to the coast.

TIMBER Selectively cleared to offer open grazing with adequate shelter remaining. Timber species include New England stringy bark, apple, black sallee and various gums, the substantial, mature trees being testimony to the inherent fertility of the soil base.

COUNTRY TOPOGRAPHY AND SOILS Gently undulating plateau country, with no

FERTILISER HISTORY Rampsbeck has enjoyed a good fertiliser history under the current owner’s tenure, with a minimum of 100wt spread per acre every second year.


CLIMATE & WATER The New England region of northern NSW enjoys a stable ‘Mediterranean’ climate of cool to cold winters and warm summers; arguably one of the most comfortable climates in Australia. With an elevation of approximately 1,200 metres Rampsbeck experiences neither the high heat nor the high humidity of other regions. Coastal influences also create a softer climate with winters generally gentler than those usually associated with the New England, allowing pasture growth to June, dependent upon the season. With roughly equal westerly and easterly climatic influences, rainfall, reliably averaging approximately 38 inches (950mm) per annum, predominantly falls in

the spring, summer and autumn months, again allowing for a longer pasture growth season.

OPERATING INFRASTRUCTURE Four-bay, lockable machinery shed with power connected.

IMPROVEMENTS PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE A particularly well presented three bedroom, two bathroom residence, with modern kitchen and open plan living and dining areas with polished floors and adjacent office. The residence is set in mature gardens with excellent views across the property.

Three stand, modern steel woolshed with raised board and adjacent sheep yards.

SECOND RESIDENCE Older four bedroom cottage, in excellent condition.

Single set of wood and steel sheep and cattle yards, co-located together, with covered working area. Fencing; generally good to excellent throughout with property subdivided into 30 principal paddocks. Agricultural airstrip, with easy access to Guyra Ebor Road.


SALE DETAILS

Philip Jarvis and Associates Suite 24, 126 Beardy Street, Armidale NSW 2350, AUSTRALIA

All Expressions of Interest should be with the Exclusive

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+61 2 6772 9955

Marketing Agents, Philip Jarvis and Associates Pty Limited,

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+61 2 6772 9866

in writing by 1600hrs on Wednesday 31st March 2010.

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philip@philipjarvis.com.au

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+61 428 751 155

Disclaimer: The information contained herein has been furnished to us by the Owners of this property, for whom Philip Jarvis and Associates act as agent only. We have not verified whether or not the information is accurate and do not have any belief one way or the other in its accuracy. We do not accept any responsibility to any person for its accuracy and do no more than pass it on. All interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the correctness of this information which is not intended to form part of any contract.

(07) 3375 1868 www.LithoArt.com.au

Rampsbeck is offered for sale by way of Expressions of Interest.


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