Free range pork farm in Victoria's Greta West listed with $2 million hopes

Free range pork farm in Victoria's Greta West listed with $2 million hopes
Free range pork farm in Victoria's Greta West listed with $2 million hopes

A free range pork business at Greta West in Victoria has been listed with expectations of at least $2 million. 

The Greta Valley Free Range Pork property is at 1003 Docker-Greta Road Greta West. 

It is about 20 km south of the regional city of Wangaratta with bitumen road access to the property.

The farm’s freehold has fencing, most electrified and has all facilities and includes a refurbished four-bedroom brick veneer family home.

On offer on a walk-in walk-out basis is all the farming and pig enterprise facilities including a comprehensive inventory of vehicles, feeding systems, feed silos and plant and machinery.

The marketing is being done by agents Pat Rice & Hawkins. 

The property will be sold on a walk-in walk out basis by expressions of interest closing on November 8 unless sold prior.

The current pig stock number around 755 pigs with an estimated value of $274,000.

The farm is licensed for 100 sows and up to 781 pigs. 

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Owners Brian and Kim Smith have successfully built the business in only a few years. 

It trades as Greta Valley Free Range Pork and holds all the necessary Council permits and is APIQ Free Range Certified an adverse turn in their health has brought their property and the pork enterprise for sale.

Kim Smith said that the Council permit to operate as an outdoor rotational or free-range pig production centre is of considerable value as permits of this type are expensive to obtain and are as rare as the proverbial hen’s teeth.

The farm has both permanent and temporary farrowing sheds with heaters, creep areas and adjoining paddocks. There is a large eco-shelter where the pigs have access to four adjoining paddocks, plus there are up to 35 portable farrowing shelters or huts that are skid mounted for easy transfer.

The pig paddocks are regularly soil tested and managed with pasture or cereals to provide an ideal environment and are currently judged to be at dairy farm fertility.

There are 65 paddocks around a laneway access system.

Pat Rice & Hawkins selling agent Matt Childs says that Greta Valley Free Range Pork is an established quality brand name and the product is sought for their quality.

"With the Smith’s wanting to retire there is an opportunity here for the purchaser to take the enterprise to the next level.

The Greta Valley Free Range Pigs are sold to the domestic accredited abattoir in nearby Benalla where they are processed, packed and delivered to a selection of quality butcher or meat retailers and restaurant clients in Melbourne.

Their pork is available on a retail basis at major Melbourne markets like Prahran and many retail butcher shops and locally in the north-east region with most of the resellers having standing orders for their desired number of pigs each week.  

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