The 2266 hectares property west of Wycheproof had been in the Denney family for more than 140 years and was offered in nine lots.
Selling agents, Elders, Kevin Thompson said the chance to add to existing holdings was the catalyst for a large crowd of bidders that saw strong competition on all blocks selling to local buyers.
Lot one, Ennismore Homestead, comprising 340ha with improvements sold under the hammer for $2618 a hectare and was bought by Trevor Botheras and Sons. The same buyer paid $2445/ha for lot six, Kerrs comprising 129ha.
The chance to add to existing holdings was the catalyst for a large crowd of bidders that saw strong competition on all blocks.
Lot two, Campbells, comprised 259ha, in two paddocks with 226ha of barley stubble, went to G O’Sullivan for $2667/ha. The same buyer bought Lot 3, Tapps, of 218ha and adjacent to lot two.
It was passed in at auction at $2161/ha but sold immediately after at a higher undisclosed price.
Lot 4, Denneys, of 259ha with wheat and lentil stubbles and some improvements, sold at auction for $2494/ha bought by J & C Ison.
Lot 5, Mathesons, comprising 251ha was passed in at $1976/ha and later sold to an undisclosed higher price to Dominic, Donna and Joshua Pelligrino.
Whelans, lot 7, comprising 332ha, was also passed in at $2037/ha and later sold at an undisclosed higher price to W Humphrey.
Lot 8, Robroyston, comprising 259ha sold at auction for $2371/ha to J Allan> Lot 9, Grays, a 129ha paddock, also sold under the hammer for $2260/ha to R Lee.