74ha Lime tree farm west of Dimbulah

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74ha Lime tree farm west of Dimbulah

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The Farm

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Closest Town
Dimbulah QLD 4872, Australia
Size
74.0 Hectares
Farm Type
Broad Acre Cropping
Annual Rainfall
500mm +
Farming Operation
Lime tree farm. The farm was taken up in the 1930’s for the purpose of growing tobacco and this continued through to the shutdown of the Tobacco industry in 2002. In the early days it was dry land farming before the Mareeba-Dimbulah irrigation scheme came into existence in 1958 with the delivery of water per concrete channels and natural drainage systems from Tinaroo dam.

Future Requirements

What is the opportunity?
The farmer is open to a range of farm transition options from aspiring farmers.
Accommodation Provided

Financial Projections

Is the farm currently profitable?
Yes
Capital Requirements
All buildings are either new or extensively renovated The property has 2 homes and barracks – all renovated. The pump and 55HP electric motor (<10yrs old) are located on the irrigation channel – the water is pumped 800m through a 6” PVC mainline to a 250,000L tank located at the top of a hill – which allows for gravity feed the lime trees and back down to the houses and barracks. The mainline passes through the neighbouring property (for which there is an easement) and under the road and rail culverts. The farm has the necessary gear for the current running of the farm, ie 2 tractors 70HP and 35HP, forklift, slasher, mulcher, forage harvester and wagon (for making mulch) and spray tanks;
What markets are currently being sold to
Currently have 550 bearing lime trees, which are 7-8 years old and necessary packing shed and associated picking and packing equipment; The trees are grown on 5 acres of the property leaving 35 areas for expansion; Soil type is sandy to sandy loam – a soil map of the property is available;