200 acres organically certified on the Gwydir River in NSW Australia

by steve gapes
(yarrowyck, new south wales, australia)


IRRABINA IS A 200 ACRE (79H) ORGANICALLY CERTIFIED CATTLE PROPERTY at 1,000 metres with a 1km boundary on the Gwydir River at the foot of Mt Yarrowyck (aboriginal paintings) next to Brown’s Mountain (koalas) in the New England Region of NSW, breeding traditional Galloway cattle based on Scottish bloodlines, half way between Sydney and Brisbane.

irr.a.bin.a: Anaiwan aboriginal dialect meaning “A Quiet Place”.

Settled in 1987 by the current owner:
* 1 km boundary to the Gwydir River, swimming, fishing (trout), gold panning, sapphires, platypus
* 4 dams with piping connected to the river
* bore, 125,000 litre concrete house tank
* average yearly rainfall 30 inches
* 11 paddocks improved with MINERALIZATION and BIODYNAMIC SPRAYS, PH level 6.5
* native natural pastures containing up to 40 species of grasses
* mains power
* solar hot water
* solar panels connected to the grid
* naturally treed with red gum, yellow box and applegum
* granite boulders and rocky outcrops
* wildlife corridor with kangaroos, wallabies, wedgetailed eagles, echidnas, platypus
* abundant birdlife with parrots nesting
* 5kms off the main road
* 40 minutes from Armidale, 20 minutes to Uralla, 30 minutes to the airport
* 5 hour drive to Sydney or Brisbane, 2 1/2 hours to the coast
* satellite internet connection plus wifi
* landline, mobile coverage, satellite internet, wifi, postal deliveries
* stock yards with safety gates, veterinary gates, 5 holding pens
* stock shed with 5 birthing pens, 2 water troughs, power, lights, shearing stand
* hay shed with 500 bale capacity, lights
* work shed with concrete floor, power, lights
* 1 neighbouring property
* 4wd Kodiak Ultramatic 4 wheel bike with towbar
* biodynamic mixer + spray tank + pump + trailer
* paddock trailer
* ride on Sabre mower
* Stihl FS85 whipper snipper, Stihl MS291 chain saw, Honda GX200 fire fighter pump
* Walk in- walk out for equipment, tools, irrigation, gates, loading ramps, portable cattle scales

* mudbrick, timber and sandstone cement blocks
* leadlight, 10-frame glass double doors
* timber and polished concrete floors
* 2 bedrooms
* 2 bathrooms
* split level lounge with cathedral timber ceilings
* kitchen
* office
* wooden deck from loungeroom
* verandah surrounded by grapevines
* nemesis termite monitoring
* sensor lights
* separate mudbrick studio across grapevine covered courtyard = power, lights, timber floor, heater

* 2 acres
* 5 ponds + 3 power outlets
* vegetable garden with irrigation system to rainwater
* poultry yard + 4 poultry sheds + water tank
* 4 bore taps + 1 rainwater tap
* frogs
* pawlonia trees
* apple trees


1985 – 2004

. angora goats
. mohair
. commercial cattle
. only Australian producer to grow and process mohair professionally in Australia
. national and international mohair sales

1999 – present

. stud cattle sales
. commercial cattle sales
. beef production

Phone 02 6773 3387 or 02 6775 5546 or 0428 755 546.

SLIDE SHOW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aanGpTg3szs
WEB SITE: www.irrabina.com

•Close to Transport
•High Ceiling
•Landscape Garden
•Mountain Views
•Security Parking
•Water Views

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