Unit Lot 1/143 Ashton Road, Gilldora.
"The Jewel in the Mary Valley"
Cooloola Dairy A generational dairy farming powerhouse, home to the renowned Cooloola Milk range of products. Located in the heart of the Mary Valley, this picturesque farm has been built up to become Queensland's largest Jersey milk supplier to over 460 store outlets from Hervey Bay to Brisbane and as far west as Kingaroy. Through organic growth and distribution, this farm has developed a vertically integrated business to truly reflect a 'paddock-to-bottle' business. Belle Property are inviting buyers the opportunity to purchase the land component and its fixed assets only through Expressions of Interest, closing 21st July, 2023. Area 468 acres (189.63ha) 5 Freehold Titles + Road Lease L4 RP117502 – 80.41ha L1 RL4693 – 2.02ha L3 LX1798 – 2.59ha L1 RP195290 – 11.23ha L49 CP867960 – 36.61ha L2 RP169740 – 56.76ha Location Positioned in the rich farmlands of the Mary Valley 10mins - South of Gympie 45mins – Sunshine Coast 1.5hrs – Brisbane 6 mins drive to the Bruce Highway Average Rainfall 900mm - 1000mm / year Water Licence 572 ML Mary Valley Water Supply Scheme 9 Water Licences Soils Rich, dark loamy soils on the river flats rising to darker red volcanic soils on the ridgelines Country The property is predominantly situated on the eastern side of the Mary Valley highway in 4 titles consisting of elevated red volcanic scrub soil grading downwards to darker river flats ideal for intensive pasture growth & forage crops. A separate title exists on the western side of the Mary Valley road, crossing the Mary Valley Rattler railway, some 140 acres of wonderful elevated land with vast farmland views. This block has its own bore & trough, plus houses a very large lined steel tank which currently services the dairy & factory. Current Land use • ~ 60 acres under solid set irrigation • ~ 28 acres irrigated red soil cultivation • ~ 25 acres irrigated river flat cultivation (3 hydrants) • Balance improved pasture grazing Property Features • Over 1.5km exclusive frontage to the Mary River • Over 2.1km exclusive frontage to the Amamoor Creek • 10 major paddocks with two laneway systems leading to the dairy shed • Pasture improved & fertilised over the years for maximum production • Two large dams, three water bores and three large steel tanks, plus troughs • Bore 1 (5,000GPH); Bore 2 (1,800GPH); Bore 3 (1,200GPH) • Silage pit • Predominantly all timber split post fencing Irrigation • A multistage electric submersible pump on the Mary River feeding a high-pressure centrifugal pump for the solid set irrigation (60hp motor creating 90psi) • Travelling irrigator on the red soil country, supplied by Mary River & large dam • A considerable amount of pipework and fittings in general • Numerous valves to direct water to irrigate specific areas The Dairy • An all steel constructed, under cover Herringbone style dairy • Milking 40 cows per rotation, air operated suction cups & vat storage (7,500L) • All concrete floor with a full washout and drainage system • Automatic auger grain feeders, air operated feed dispensers • Additional molasses feeding system The Milk Factory • A purpose built milk bottling facility with a large cold storage • 3 load out bays, large dry storage shed, office, lunchroom & wash room • Large milk storage vats and fully equipped with a Homogeniser & Pasteuriser • Fully equipped laboratory with inhouse testing • Separate production facility ideal for cheese, ice cream or cultured products • Concrete hardstand Farm Infrastructure • Lowset, 4 bedroom / 1 bathroom rock block home with carport • Large machinery shed & workshop with truck pit, power connected • 4 bedroom Qld'er house located at the dairy • Calf rearing shed and smaller fenced paddocks • Numerous storage/hay sheds and grain facilities Agents Comments For two generations Cooloola Dairy has been operating as one of South East Queensland's largest bottled milk producers. The property is situated on some of the most productive Mary Valley land available. With varying elevations combined with such a large frontage to the Mary River in multiple titles, this is a huge opportunity to value add into the future. Expressions of Interest An Information Memorandum available upon request. Contact Stuart Hill 0418 764 158 firstname.lastname@example.org
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