Colin and Pam Willmott have sold their 214 acre farm in Glen Alvie, a farm that has been in the Willmott family for almost 80 years. The couple has lived at the farm for the entirety of their 52 years of marriage and are moving to a one-acre residential property in Wonthaggi.
A LANDMARK clearing sale at Willmotts Road, Glen Alvie attracted great numbers on Friday, with many local farmers picking up a bargain.
Colin and Pam Willmott have sold the 214 acre farm, which has been owned by the Willmott family for almost 80 years, and are moving to Wonthaggi.
Pam said the couple has mixed feelings about leaving the farm they have lived on for their 52 years of marriage.
“It’s going to be a big change. We’re going from 214 acres to one acre,” she said.
“Colin was born here and has been here all his life.
“The farm was on the market for over four years and we thought we’d never sell it, then out of nowhere it was sold. Nothing’s forever in life.”
Sam Walker from Melbourne has purchased the property as well as a neighbouring 100 acre property and will run Chianina Cattle on the farm.
He exports beef to Italy, packages meat around Melbourne and sells to restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne.
“He’s only young and he’s got a young family, but I’m sure they’ll do well and we’re very happy that they’ve bought it,” Pam said.
Items on offer at the clearing sale on Friday included a Kubota tractor, a ride-on mower as well as a lifetime of ‘odds and ends’.
The sale also featured two tractors from outside vendors.
The Glen Alvie Ladies Auxiliary was on hand with a sausage sizzle, sandwiches and coffee enjoyed by all.