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Ballarat District Farm Sold For Over $3.35M

By Phillip Lee

A large crowd of district farmers, stock agents, rural agents and solicitors turned up at the Miners Rest Hall on Friday 22nd August, 2014 for the auction of  Blowhard farm “Ellendale” .

Many bidders competed for the chance to secure the property which passed in at $6,610 per acre ($3.352M approx) and was SOLD after the auction for a higher undisclosed price.

Manager of Ray White Rural Ballarat Josh Todd conducted over 25 inspections of the property which was marketed extensively through the Ray White Rural network, digitally via specialised rural websites and in newspapers including Stock & Land, The Age, Australian Financial Review and The Courier.

Comprising 205.25Ha (507.2 acres), “Ellendale”, located at 277 Grills Road, Blowhard is a renowned versatile and productive farming enterprise located in a tightly held district.

Fully arable and comprising of 7 titles, the land consists of well drained productive red volcanic soils (90%) and the balance black and grey clay loams.

A permanent water entitlement of 66 Meg is delivered by bore (60Meg – to centre pivot – four hydrants), and irrigation dam (6Meg), and eight surface dams watering stock.

Improvements consist of a comfortable three bedroom home with formal and informal living zones, modern hay/machinery shed, additional two hay sheds, two stand wool-shed and yards, grain/potato shed and a vast array of sundry shedding including workshop and former dairy.

“Ellendale” is multi-purpose farming enterprise suitable for intensive farming – potatoes, pyrethrum, poppies, canola, lucerne, fat lambs dairy conversion etc. and is strategically located 4km North Miners Rest and the proposed new livestock exchange.

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