HAVING provided one family with consistent returns for more than 140 years, Sunshine at Gerogery, NSW, is ready for the next.
Progressively yet carefully managed by the Quast family since 1870, Sunshine comprises 307ha of flat to gently undulating land ideal for cropping or grazing.
- SUNLEA AND SUNSHINE
- GEROGERY, NSW
- Property: grazing/cropping
- Size: 2ha (Sunlea) and 307ha (Sunshine)
- Price: $270,000 (Sunlea) and $4450-$4950/ha (Sunshine)
- Agent: Paull and Scollard, Albury
- Contact: Tim Ward 0428 362 561 or Stephen Paull 0409 578 283
- Auction: Thursday, April 5, 2pm
With its fertile but well-drained soils, Sunshine has provided current owner, Leo Quast, with the flexibility to move from farming mostly Merino sheep to prime lambs in the late 1980s.
The property also carried self-replacing herds of Hereford and then Angus for 80 years before Leo introduced terminal sires in the mid 1990s to boost productivity.
As a result, Sunshine calves regularly top the Wodonga markets and are known for their quality, selling agent Tim Ward of Paull & Scollard Albury said.
"The versatility of the property is further emphasised by the fact that it has consistently grown good cereal crops," Mr Ward said.
"Mr Quast was one of the first to embrace the bulk handling system with a 200 bag mobile bin being manufactured by local engineers, Kotzurs."
The farm has also regularly produced 30ha of oats annually and has a sound fertiliser history.
Working improvements include steel cattle yards, machinery shed/workshop, tool shed, two-stand woolshed with sheep yards, two haysheds, storage shed and silo.
The farm is fenced into 14 main paddocks, each with a dam, and the property connected to town water.
The adjoining Sunlea, 2ha with three bedroom home built in the 1960s, shedding, town water and road access, also owned by the Quast family, will be sold separately and makes for a handy lifestyle property.
The properties are just 26km north of Albury, midway between the townships of Gerogery (10km to the north) and Jindera (to the south) in 650mm average annual rainfall zone.