This property is set on approx. 35 ha land. The surrounding rural landscape offers a special blend of peace, privacy and paradise.
This 12 year old approximately, 4 bedroom + study lifestyle house with large European style kitchen provides more than enough capacity to handle a very large scale party. Bar can let you drink and chat with friends in relaxation. Looking out through the window, you will notice that a large piece of grass land is surrounding the property, just like a house in a story book.
It is only an approx. 7 min drive to M1 freeway, a mean that reaches Melbourne CBD in less than 90mins drive. 2 km from Longwarry train station with shops, banks and school, will be able to satisfy all your living needs.
Property is fit and ready to run either a cattle farm or dairy farm, with a list of full inclusions ready upon request.
4 Bedroom + 1 study (2xBIR, 2xWIR)
Total 2 bathrooms with 3 toilets
Twin Vanity Ensuite in Master-bedroom
Large European style kitchen – Miele appliances
Bar with sink
Cinema Room with enough room for 100CM+ projector screen
Large size internal-laundry
Internal access to massive double garage
Property Type: House
Land Area: 348,700 m2
COW’S & GALLSTONES-Fortune $$$
The sole purpose for gallstones is in Asian alternate medicines.
One of the responses seen on social media since Monday’s gallstone theft report, which suggested gallstones can be worth up to $20,000 a kilogram, has been that processors must be making a fortune from them, at beef producers’ expense.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Firstly, they are extremely rare. Think oysters: you’ve got to open an awful lot of oysters to find just one natural (i.e. non-cultured) pearl. It’s the same with gallstones.
The Australian cattle industry’s entire production of gallstones each year amounts to about 200kg, one of the country’s largest dealers in the commodity says. The world leader is Brazil, which manages to produce just 1500kg each year.
Gallstones can form in the gall bladder of cattle, and are retrieved at the abattoir during the bile extraction process.
They are most commonly found in older slaughter animals – cows and bulls – but their presence, frequency and quality can be influenced by a wide range of factors, such as access to bore water, for example. Plants killing young yearling type cattle, like Nolans at Gympie, find very few, and those that are found are only pea-sized examples.
One source suggested that Lakes Creek in Rockhampton – arguably representing the largest weekly cow kill in Australia – probably produces more gallstones than any other Australian plant. But even at Lakes Creek, the presence of gallstones is known to be ‘very, very low’ relative to the number of cattle killed.
So is there a fortune being made by meat processing plants in harvesting the objects from slaughter cattle?
Monday’s article quoting prices as high as $20,000 per kilogram failed to point out that that is the ‘peak cycle’ retail price, in a glass jar in a Chinese medicine store somewhere in Asia.
Brokers in Australia were reluctant to share their pricing details on what the stones are worth at purchase at the plant, but said it was nothing like that. And prices vary dramatically, depending on quality, shape, size and other parameters.
“But then the price started to rise, and the abattoirs themselves knew that they were losing money by not claiming them as part of the animal by-product stream. But some abattoirs still take the money from the gallstone salvage and divide it among the workers, perhaps towards the Christmas party,” she said. “Historically, there has been a tradition of sharing that value with the kill floor staff.”
“But processors certainly are not making any significant amount of money from gallstones, in my opinion, despite what people might have thought. These days, the processor is intent on making money out of every last item on that beast, whether it be foetal blood, bile, or gall stones. They’d be crazy if they didn’t.”
Owners Jim and Jo McGuire have been involved in Limousin cross commercial cattle since 1985, as of 2006 Parkdale Willows have included Limousin stud cattle into their breeding plan. The stud has a strong line of excellent sires and dams from local and interstate leading breeders, Parkdale Willows top sires include Willow Park Extra KoolKid.
The Parkadale Willows Limousin cattle is grazing on rich fertile country that provides excellent quality feed. In addition, we use modern animal nutrition technology, to achieve the optimal development and best potential of our stock. We pride ourselves on breeding healthy, extremely good tempered, well structured and superbly muscled Limousin cattle. Of course our priority is to further improve the genetic makeup of our herd via AI and embryo transfer.
We are happy to giving you the Free Business Proposal for cow farm.
Book for an inspection today, you will be impressed!
- Only an approx. 7 min drive to M1 freeway and reaches Melbourne CBD in less than 90 mins drive, 2 km from Longwarry train station with shops, banks and school.
385 Edgar Rd, Longwarry VIC 3816, Australia