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Brubri Shedding

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Brubri Farming
 & Irrigation

 "BRUBRI"

OVERVIEW

  •  990.5ha highly productive fertile improved pastures & centre pivot sites, regularly spread with compost and manure.
  • 300megalitre water licence, Upper Namoi regulated river water source.
  • Namoi River frontage with pumping station, including multiple electric pumps, with various shedded pumping stations.
  • All weather main roads access, with truck width cattle-grids, tarred road frontage to 2 separate B-Double route roads, and fully lockable gates.
  • 15x troughed paddocks, plus additional with dams or creek; most paddocks with double gates, access for large machinery.
  • Very well appointed cattle-yards with capacity to hold 500 head- covered crush working area, with storage shed, running water and troughs. 
  • 2x haysheds of large capacity and suitable for heavy machinery
  • Multiple bay machinery shed with power including 1 bay cement floor workshop
  • Small aircraft Hangar
  • 16x full working  poultry sheds with 5 year renewed contract.
  • 3x family homes and their features.


POULTRY COMPLEXES


FARM 1 ‐ Broiler Sheds “Brubri”

1. Features a good quality broiler shed development, with eight large broiler sheds erected in 2002, with concrete floors. 

-The eight sheds are all identical, and are constructed of steel clear span frame, insulated sandwich panel roof with  additional iron covering constructed 2011, sandwich panel walls, sandwich panel insulated ceilings, and concrete dwarf perimeter walls. 

-All sheds include control room for Rotem controllers/lights.

-All the eight sheds are 165 metres x 16 metres (2,640 sqm each).  That is 21,120 sqm in total gross broiler shed area.    

-We note that the net bird area for Baiada calculations as per grower contract is 2,508 sqm per shed i.e. total of 20,064 sqm. The sheds are usually stocking rate in a range of approx. 47,000 birds per shed. 

 

2. Climate Control- All the sheds are equipped with Rotem Platinum Plus climate control systems, (hardware upgrade 2014, software upgrade 2019), which operate the fully automated ventilation system. Each shed is equipped with 10x 142cm tunnel fans, currently specced at 2.7m/s, under static pressure.  

-Each shed is also equipped with tube radiant heaters, installed 2014.  

-The sheds are fitted with cool cell specced for over 3m/s windspeed.

-Mini vent system meeting all current standard industry requirements..  


3. Feed System- The sheds are equipped with four lines of Roxel pan feeders, meeting all current industry requirements, with electric winch up facilities.  

-Feed from the storage silos enters the centre of the building and is distributed along the feed lines from this central point.   

-The feed storage silo facilities include 3 x 40 tonne, per two sheds (12 silos overall).

-Truck fill points OUTSIDE production are excellent bio-security measure.


4. Water System- Each shed is equipped with five lines of Plasson nipple with cup drinkers meeting all current standard industry requirements. Water on demand wired to controllers also fitted.


5. Security- remote access cameras fitted to all egress and access areas.


6. Biosecurity- 

-Entry to production area via Change Room with shower, 2x toilets & foot bath.

-Vehicle entry to complex via automated wheel wash.

-Machinery washbay external to complex

-Fastfill water hydrant in complex


8. Large Workshop- 

-Concrete floor

-Power

-Includes elevated storage for spare parts for poultry sheds.

-Separate Chemical storage with bunded concrete floor.


9. Volvo backup generator 400kva.

-near new, low hours.


10. Upgrades Required- 

To meet current contract obligations in standard facilities, 1x tunnel fan p/shed is required, change of light globes to meet 20lux.  RSPCA approved perches to be fitted.


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This complex was designed and built with scope for upgrades and inevitable upgrading within poultry industry.  The original design was considered overspecced in many ways, therefore the following systems already meet contractual standards:

  1. Electrical mains
  2. cooling pads
  3. concrete floors
  4. minimum ventilation, 
  5. feeders
  6. drinkers


FARM 2 ‐ Broiler Sheds "Brubri"

1. Construction Features- There are 8 new sheds, constructed in 2013.  These are constructed of: Steel frame,  Concrete floor, and concrete dwarf walls; ‐  Sandwich panel insulated walls (40mm), galvanised and painted steel coated with super polyester larger metal sheets; ‐  Colorbond roof; ‐  Trimdeck ceiling with insulation, between ceiling and roof;  

Each shed has a control room attached to house controllers etc. 

The net bird area for Baiada calculations as per grower contract is 2,508 sqm per shed i.e. total of 20,064 sqm. The sheds are usually stocking rate in a range of approx. 47,000 birds per shed.


2. Climate Control- All the sheds are equipped with Rotem Platinum Plus climate control systems, software upgrade 2019), which operate the fully automated ventilation system. Each shed is equipped with 11x 142cm tunnel fans, currently specced at 2.8m/s, under static pressure.  

-Each shed is also equipped with tube radiant heaters.

-All the sheds are fully enclosed.  

-The sheds are fitted with cool cell specced for over 3m/s windspeed.

-Mini vent system meeting all current standard industry requirements..  


3. Feed System- The sheds are equipped with four lines of Roxel pan feeders, meeting all current industry requirements, with electric winch up facilities.  

-Feed from the storage silos enters the centre of the building and is distributed along the feed lines from this central point.   

-The feed storage silo facilities include 3 x 40 tonne silos per two sheds (12 silos overall).

-Truck fill points OUTSIDE production are- excellent bio-security measure.


4. Water System- Each shed is equipped with five lines of Plasson nipple drinkers meeting all current standard industry requirements. Water on demand wired to controllers also fitted.


5. Security- remote access Cameras fitted to all egress and access areas.


6. Biosecurity- 

-Entry to production area via Change Room with shower, 2x toilets, foot bath

-Vehicle Farm entry automated wheel wash.

-Machinery washbay at complex.

-Fastfill hydrant in complex.


7. Cummins Backup Generator 350kva

-near new and low hours.


8. Upgrades Required- 

To meet current contract obligations in standard facilities, 1x tunnel fan p/shed is required, change of light globes to meet 20lux.  RSPCA approved perches to be fitted.


This complex was designed and built with scope for upgrades and inevitable upgrading within poultry industry.  The original design was considered overspecced in many ways, therefore the following systems already meet contractual standards:

  1. Electrical mains
  2. cooling pads
  3. concrete floors
  4. minimum ventilation, 
  5. feeders
  6. drinkers

3. Water Sanitation/Filtration System & Storage
-All water filtered and treated before entering storage tanks
-filtration by self-cleaning screen filters
-Water treatment via Chlorine Dioxide. 
-Chlorine Dioxide Generator installed 2018 with remote monitoring for alarms, remote endpoint (end of drinker-line monitoring)
-Storage: water storage on farm in excess of 1 megalitre, 10x tanks for excellent redundancy.
-Water mains; delivery of water to farm via network of underground mains- 3 separate undergrounds, & 4x individual submersible pumps to provide excellent redundancy and ability to pump/store water in flood conditions.


4. Offices

- Office complex consisting of 2 offices, NBN Wireless installed, laminate floating floors. Office furniture remain. 

- Poultry office, with adjoining lunchroom, toilets, shower, NBN radio enabled, all alarm and poultry tech systems fully operational.


5. Accommodation

3x room itinerant employee accommodation block, laundry, kitchen bathroom, tiled rumpus area, with rainwater storage tank.

NBN wireless installed, and radio linked to Poultry office.


6. Stock supplies and Parts 

  •  Poultry shed spare parts 
  •  Extensive range of replacement parts, consumables 

 Critical Parts Stock 

  • Electrical components, motors, gearboxes, controller, and alarm components 
  • Extra Heaters, feeder and drinker systems 

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Brubri Offices & Accomodations

7. Machinery/Poultry operation working plant.

1. Case Skid Steer Loader 

Attachments; 2 cubic meter bucket, Forks, Day-old chick create 

 

2.  2x John Deere 2014 5075E tractors, with low profile wheels 

Attachments & Implements;  2 slashers, bedding spreader, spray unit, 2 Tipping trailers 

 

3. 2x John Deere 2013 1025R tractors 

Implements; shed setup feed wagon, mower deck, spray unit 

Two 2015 Frantu litter conditioners 

          

4. 1x John Deere Zero Turn lawn mower 

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Plant & Machinery

HOMES

1. BRUBRI HOMESTEAD: 5 bedroom original homestead


Constructed  of  timber  frame,  weatherboard  walls,  galvanised  iron  roof,  timber  floor,  and  parts  weatherboard, and plaster lined and ceiled.  NBN wireless installed.

-The homestead was renovated in 2016 taking care to retain original detail, and is in good  condition. The  lounge & living rooms  are  all  painted,  new  timber  feature doors, and architraves.  Accommodation  includes  five  bedrooms. A quality new ensuite with clawfoot bath has  been  added  to  the  main  bedroom,  which  has  been designed to fit with the age / character of homestead. Additional 2x bathrooms, spacious farmhouse kitchen, dining, wide  hallways, mudroom/laundry; Study with open fireplace, playroom/studio/office with access to enclosed veranda, formal lounge, large dining room with gas fire, family lounge currently used as home theatre.  

- Period features such as picture rail, wide cornicing, original  pressed metal ceiling roses in main hall.  Reverse cycle units throughout, gas points in main  living. New floating floors and carpet throughout. 3m verandas 3/4 around enclosed veranda,  laundry,  and  full  perimeter  verandah. Semi permanent gardens, with room for professional landscaping, beginnings of kitchen garden.

- Building Area (approximate):  Main 329 sqm verandah  237 sqm  Porch  8 sqm. 

- Ancillary  improvements  include  a  detached double garage with cement floor constructed  of  steel  frame,  pressed  metal cladding,  with additional new skillion carport constructed  of steel frame, 2 x galvanised iron walls, and galvanised iron roof, with earth floor, and 44000lt rainwater storage. Garage Building Area: (approximate) 86 sqm, carport  51 sqm   

· Ground improvements include large areas of lawns and  garden.

- Area surrounding used for Grassbrook Walers horse stud for last 11 years, and is equipped with sizeable holding paddocks, watertroughs, electrics, sightwire, white cap fencing, tack shed, hitching rails, and paved washbay.


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Brubri Homestead

 

2. BRUBRI RESIDENCE: 3 bedroom brick and tile home


Large and roomy with study, ensuite, polished wood floors, open plan living/dining/kitchen, with sunroom. NBN wireless installed

-Built in 2003 and is constructed of brick veneer walls, concrete tile roof,  timber flooring on steel bearers, and mainly gyprock plasterboard lined and ceiled.  Features brush box timber flooring, exposed beams, and feature  walls. Accommodation  includes  three  bedrooms,  main  with  ensuite, a large living area incorporating kitchen, meals,  family and dining, office, bathroom, laundry, separate  WC,  foyer,  larger  open  and  enclosed  verandah(sunroom). Incorporated  into  the  double  garage  area  is  another  bathroom with shower, WC, and vanity.     - The homestead is equipped with ducted reverse cycle  air‐conditioning.   attached double lockup garage, cemented verandas and very well established gardens and 40000lt cement rainwater storage. 

-Ground improvements include large areas of lawns and gardens with an automated watering system. Lovely aspect & flanked by troughed grazing paddocks. 

-Building Area (approximate):  Main  237 sqm  Verandah  143 sqm  Double lockup garage     54 sqm.

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Brubri Residence

3. BRUBRI COTTAGE: Iron and Hardiplank 3 bedroom cottage:


Originally permanent staff accomodation currently renovating, at 90% complete, for family, with inclusion of spacious living & dining, roomy kitchen and decked verandas.  Galvanised  iron  roof, timber  floor  on  brick  piers,  aluminium windows, and fibro lined and ceiled.

- Accomodation includes 3 bedrooms, kitchen, loungeroom, 2x half bath, laundry, verandah/covered patio, the cottage is equipped with reverse cycle air-conditioning..  

- Building Area (approximate):  Main     71 sqm  Patio     24 sqm  Verandah     52 sqm   

- 20000lt rainwater storage. Backs onto pivot site and a holding/horse paddock.



SHEDDING

1.  Brubri Draft Shed

Woolshed Original Heritage-styled Draft Horse Barn:

To be utilised as a woolshed, the building would 

require  new  catching  pens,  timber  grating  floors  and  sheep  yards, etc.

-Currently employed as rustic shed with raised deck converted for conference/function/wedding/, lights, power, toilets, catering truck access,  parking room. 

-Includes one semi-finished loosebox and room for at least 3 more. 

Converted from draft shed, to shearing shed constructed of sawn timber frame, galvanised iron roof & walls, part timber floor, part earth floor.  

-Original features such as slip rail brackets remain.

-Approximate area:  428 sqm. 

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2. Hayshed 1:

Constructed of steel frame, 2 x pressed metal walls, pressed metal roof, and earth floor.      Approximate area:  787 sqm. 





3. Hayshed 2:

Constructed of steel frame, 2 x galvanised iron walls,  galvanised  iron  roof,  earth  floor,  and  one  poly  tank  attached.      Approximate area:  234 sqm.



4. Machinery Shed

Constructed  of  steel  frame  with  timber  purlins,  

3  x  galvanised  iron  walls,  galvanised  iron  roof,  and  part  concrete / earth floor. Older style five bay shed      Approximate area: 296 sqm.  



5. Aircraft Hangar:

Constructed of steel frame, fully enclosed, pressed metal cladding, and earth floor, hangar doors front and back.     Approximate area:  78 sqm 

STOCK/CATTLE/FARMING AMENITIES

1. Grain Silos:

Two old steel self‐emptying silos.  See Farming Album


2. Cattle Yards:

  • Fully operational stockyards yards, 500 plus head capacity.
  • Steel post-rail construction, and incorporating steel crush, race, loading ramp. 
  • The loading ramp and race recently upgraded with new concrete floor, steel frame, and man access.   
  • Crush work area with new covered iron roof. 
  • New vet-shed  constructed of steel frame with concrete floor, & running water


3. Irrigation

  •  Centre Pivot site 1, 30ha hydraulic pivot
  • Centre Pivot site 2: 40ha electric pivot
  • Centre Pivot site 3: 40ha electric pivot, new, installed 2019. 
  • Approx 39ha covered by irrigation mains for currently unequipped sideroll irrigation system.
  • Further 50ha set-up with underground mains for currently unequipped travelling irrigator.

4. Roadways & Driveways
- Main driveways are allweather, compacted shale base
- Property has onsite shale pit of high grade shale