For sale in 4 portions or in one line, the Faversham aggregation is a highly regarded Merriwa district property totalling 13,566 Acres of heavy basalt country with good rainfall, and a proven track record of production. Comprising Moona (1,460 Acres), Montego (4,180 Acres) Chatham (5,665 Acres) and Faversham (2,261 Acres) the aggregation is located on the Southern foothills of the Liverpool Ranges in the Upper Hunter Valley of New South Wales. With country ranging from 480 metres to 800 metres above sea level, the aggregation is blessed with a variety of attributes, such as abundant water, rich chocolate basalt soils and reliable rainfall. In their own right, each property of the aggregation would be a valuable asset. When combined, the ideal balances of land, water and improvements are clearly evident.
Historically, Faversham has been used as a mixed beef cattle and sheep operation. Under previous ownership, the property consistently ran 1,200 breeding cows, and 6,000 sheep. 1,000 cattle were sold each year, along with 1,000 fat lambs, and 350 bales of wool. In more recent times, the aggregation has solely run cattle, with an estimated carrying capacity of approximately 1,500 breeders on a self-replacing basis. With further pasture improvement and fertiliser application, it would be realistic to estimate that this number could be significantly increased.
With long frontage to the Merriwa River, and numerous smaller creeks as well as 56 dams and equipped bores, Faversham is a very well-watered property. Rainfall is a feature and rises to as much as 1000 mm per annum on the range. Improvements on the aggregation include; six stand and two stand woolsheds, three sets of cattle yards, two sheep yards, two silos and five machinery sheds. There has been a long history of pasture improvement and fertiliser application with approximately 250 acres of arable country previously sown to fodder crops.
Privately located in its own watershed flanking the Merriwa River, Faversham is located approximately 30 kilometres north of Merriwa in the prized Upper Hunter Valley. The aggregation is perfectly positioned for easy access to domestic and export livestock markets, and is 3.5 hours from Sydney.