Farming equipment up for public auction

29 September 2017

Acland Pastoral Company is making its surplus farming plant and equipment available to purchase for a second time this year, auctioning items via Landmark’s online public auction site Auctions Plus.

Auction items will include windmills, ploughs and other farming implements.

A small number of surplus farm houses, sheds and silos will also be up for auction.

Acland Pastoral Farm Manager Steve Erbacher said APC was hoping to consolidate its holdings, much of which was purchased as buffer land when New Acland Mine opened 15 years ago.

"Over the last couple of years Acland Pastoral has transitioned from fattening beef cattle into a cattle breeding and fodder cropping operation," Steve said.

"Part of that transition meant upgrading our holdings with things like new fencing and a water pipeline network that feeds our watering troughs.

"Because our holdings were a number of smaller farms amalgamated into one large operation, some of the farming equipment we own is duplicitous and therefore surplus to our needs."

Mr Erbacher said an online auction was the most equitable and transparent method of making the surplus equipment available to other local landholders.

"Potential buyers will be able to register for a site tour and inspection over four days in October and November," Steve said.

"We’re running a bus out to our holdings so landholders who are interested can look at the items and decide what they’d like to place an offer on.

"The auction items come from the smaller farms around the mine site that we have acquired over the years.

"None of our auction items are from the Acland township but if people are interested in learning more about the history of the town, New Acland Mine hosts free public tours that provide great information on the town’s history, and the history of coal mining in the area."

Auction items will be listed online at Auction Plus at http://auctionsplus.com.au/auctions