Aberdour is located approximately 33 kms from both Keith and Bordertown and 10 kms from Willalooka. Willalooka is a prosperous agricultural district located 35km south of Keith on the Riddoch Highway.
It is adjacent the Cannawigara road and 5 kms from the sealed Riddoch Highway.
The position of Aberdour allows the owner to market livestock to the major selling centre of Naracoorte, to abattoirs at Murray Bridge, Bordertown, Naracoorte and various Victorian outlets. It is also has good access to feedlot markets in Eastern states.
Aberdour is flat to gently undulating strong grazing country interspersed with attractive pink gums.
There are four small areas planted to SA Blue Gums providing adequate shelter.
With a strong fertiliser history and excellent carefully managed pastures, Aberdour has an excellent livestock carrying capacity. ( based on current figures after a long hard summer)Currently the property is running 245 AA cows with calves at foot, joined to AA bulls and 106 AA heifers joined to AI and 8 Angus bulls.
There is a rubbled well fenced central laneway and a good reliable water system.
There is approximately 3kms of rubbled road and laneway
Aberdour is a carefully managed property with good improvements. Would be an ideal cattle property for Adelaide Hills based farmers or any local looking to increase carrying capacity and have little to spend.
Aberdour is situated in a Mediterranean type climate with cooler wet winters and warmer, dry summers. The mean annual rainfall is around 500mm.
The pastures have about 360 acres of established Sardi 7 winter active lucerne ( 6 paddocks).
Paddock 10 has been sown to Tetila ryegrass this season.
The balance of pastures are a mixture of phalaris, sub clovers and annual grasses.
Pastures have been sprayed with MCPA( not on lucerne) and Lemat in early July.
Aberdour soils are a grey loam over areas of limestone. It is strong healthy livestock country.
There has been a very good annual fertiliser program since the vendor purchased the property.
59 tonne of plain super has been spread in March at the rate of 100kg per hectare.
This amount has been spread every year or an equivalent amount of high analysis fertiliser since 2009
The fencing on the property is in excellent condition. It is fenced into 18 paddocks.
It consists mainly of 6 plain wires, two electric wires, pine posts and 3 droppers/spacers.
The electric energiser is located above the shed near the concrete tank where the submersible
pump is located.
There is some cyclone and some barb wire.
There are mainly double iron gates.
The central laneway allows for easy movement of cattle to the cattle yards and between
There is a hot wire around a lighter area in paddock four for protection. This area has been sown to veldt.
Aberdour is currently watered by an electric submersible pump that pumps to the adjacent
10,000 gallon concrete tank ( Mercury float switch controls flow). Water then gravitates to two
10,000 gallon concrete tanks and then onto concrete stock troughs. Ten troughs have
The bore was drilled in 2009 to a depth of about 20m. Water is normally at about 8m to 10m
There is a water pipe outlet with a sieve in the laneway which is used to fill boomsprays.
There is a second bore, drilled in 2010 ( unequipped) on allotment 9, situated at the tank on the division line
between the two sections.
An inspection can be arranged by contacting the listed agent.
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