Kilkivan 141ha Kumbartcho Farm
Kilkivan 141ha Kumbartcho Farm
The farm "Kumbartcho " (local aboriginal language for Hoop Pine) is situated 2.5 km from Kilkivan, & 50 km from Gympie, & 1.5 hours from the amazing Sunshine Coast (Noosa, Coolum)!
Kumbartcho is 141 ha (350 acres) on two titles.
Kumbartcho has been managed biodynamicly/organicly since January 2014.
- Closest Town
- Kilkivan QLD 4600, Australia
- 141.0 Hectares
- Farm Type
- Annual Rainfall
- 500mm +
- Farming Operation
- A water allocation from Wide Bay Creek to irrigate 35 acres.
Underground water provides current stock, & irrigation requirements.
Irrigation bore has mains power, & pressure switch operated.
Stock water provided by solar pump on another bore.
Two houses, main with 4 bed rooms, 2 bathrooms, solar hot water, dlug, office, yoga room, & swimming pond.
2 x 5000 gal rain water tanks.
Second house, 3 bedrooms, kitchen, living room with wood heater, outside showers (2), & composting toilets (2), hotwater from wood fired piza oven.
Also outside kitchen area with 2 x rocket stoves, pizza oven, kitchen sink, & bench.
2 x 5000 gal rain tanks.
Both houses have 5 kw solar panels, 5 kw Tesla battery, & mains power.
The farm largely refenced with split wooden posts, & 4 barb post 2005.
Paddocks have some single wire electric subdivision fences, & set up for temporary electric fence for in ten s I've rotational grazing.
Stock water is from 2 header tanks, reticulated through 63 mm poly pipe to 20 troughs.
Cattle yards are steel, with crush unit.
No less than 5 colour bond steel frame sheds, 3 with concrete floors.
Other sheds are old dairy, & 2 piggery sheds in good condition.
More about the farm: https://www.youtube.com/embed/fU-ACibBv4k
- Many sheds, reticulated stock water, irrigation capability from the stock water system, 2 houses and good fences. The aforementioned infrastructure is mostly since 2005 so it is in good condition with little to spend here for running beef cattle.
For some extra detail...
- All sheds - steel frame colourblind and with rainwater tanks.
Workshop shed - 3 phase power and concrete floor.
Hay shed - gravel floor, light and power.
Machinery shed - gravel floor, light and power.
Another shed - concrete floor.
Old dairy shed - with power.
- Fences are a wood post and 4 barbs (2009 vintage).
- Other fences - 1 wire electric.
- Extensive retic water system with 63mm poly.
- Poly and concrete troughs.
- A pump on pressure switch from bore mains power.
- Solar pump from 2nd bore.
- Water system designed for high-density grazing with temporary electric fences.
- Stock water system - also capable of running a 15 sprinkler 150m long K-line irrigators anywhere along the line from the pump to header tanks (2).
- Yes, naught to spend on infrastructure except for temporary electric fences.
- I am also in process of putting in a solar pump for the stock water system and a Tesla 2 battery to go with 5kWh panel and inverter for feed into the grid.
- Next then, after the battery is to go stand-alone power system after monitoring for 12 months following the battery going in.
- No machinery at all - I have a quad bike, 50L spray pack, lawn mower, 2 wheelbarrows (now that is extravagant).
- What is the opportunity?
- The owner is open to any form of ownership transition model
- Lease To Buy Available:
- Lease Only Available:
- Accommodation Provided
- Is the farm currently profitable?
- YES. Kumbartcho is suited to many enterprises including beef cattle, dairy, vegetables, fruit & nuts, timber, bees, hay, seed production.
- Capital Requirements
- Future requirements
- Little investment other than infrastructure for chickens, pigs, sheep, goats in intensive pasture production systems.
- Shade tunnels for vegetable production.
- Plant and equipment for enterprises.
- What markets are currently being sold to
- The farm also lends itself for tourism, farm stays with hay shed set up for workshops, music gigs, conferences.
Currently, I host 2 schools for 3-week farm camp, & have 2 cabins for accommodation, with 2 showers, 2 toilet amenities block.
I have beef cattle, & hay enterprises currently operating.