Growth Farms buys on Kangaroo Island from billionaire Kerry Stokes

Growth Farms buys on Kangaroo Island from billionaire Kerry Stokes
Growth Farms buys on Kangaroo Island from billionaire Kerry Stokes

The agricultural fund manager Growth Farms has bought the largest farming aggregation on Kangaroo Island from the billionaire media mogul Kerry Stokes.

Stokes and veteran cattleman Peter Murray sold their Cygnet Park Farms aggregation reportedly for about $25 million through Elders.

It was listed in late 2017.

The cattle, sheep and cropping aggregation on the 7,821 hectare Cygnet Park Farms, which Stokes and his long-time business partner had accumulated over the past decade, was being offered on a walk in, walk out basis in one line or in individual allotments

Murray is one of Australia's most experienced cattlemen.

With annual average rainfall ranging between 600-900mm, it was currently running approx 3,000 Angus cows, 2200 weaner calves and 300 yearlings/bulls.

NSW-based Growth Farms is headed by David Sackett who manages assets on behalf of a global network of high net worth individuals, family office and institutional clients.

It was established in 1999 by Angus Taylor and his brother Richard .

It has investments in sheep and cattle, cotton, sugarcane, winter crops with farms totalling more than 100,000 hectares.

 

 

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