Thomas Foods sells Texas Downs

Thomas Foods to sell mixed horticulture, viticulture and livestock operation

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FARM SALE: Thomas Foods International is selling its Texas Downs property, Menindee, NSW.

FARM SALE: Thomas Foods International is selling its Texas Downs property, Menindee, NSW.

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Thomas Foods to sell its Menindee citrus, wine operation.

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One of Australia's largest food producers, Thomas Foods International, is selling more than 5,000ha of rural land in New South Wales' Lower Darling region.

Located close to the Menindee township, Texas Downs is a 5,278ha rural property, currently operating as a mixed horticulture, viticulture and livestock operation.

It features 12.6ha planted to citrus, 80ha suitable for pivot irrigation and 12 hectares has been planted to wine grapes.

CBRE's Phil Schell and Angus Bills have been appointed to manage the sale process, through an Expression of Interest campaign, closing June 13.

"Texas Downs represents an outstanding opportunity for existing producers in the horticulture sector seeking crop diversity and seasonal spread with earlier harvesting in the region," Mr Bills said.

"The expansive modern infrastructure provides scope for production, packaging and distribution. The climate in the Menindee region is suited to growing many horticultural crops.

The property includes a Western Lands Lease No.11928 perpetual lease suited to agriculture and grazing, benefiting from a 550 megalitre High Security Darling water source.

Improvements on the property include a modern packing shed (2,730sqm) with multiple offices, cool room facility (500sqm) and workshop area as well as two homes supported by worker accommodation and farm shedding.

Originally part of the Tandou operation in the 1990s, the property was primarily planted to cotton.

However, the operation has since been improved for horticulture. 

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