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Sustainable Grazing Practices, High Rainfall
- Land: 118 ha (292 acres)
Highly productive scrub country located in a high rainfall belt on the eastern fall of the Mount Alma range in the locality of Bracewell. Mixed income streams from beef and hay production. Quality improvements and great location to major centres whilst maintaining a private country lifestyle.
Real Property description: 118 hectares (292* acres) on 4 adjoining freehold titles.
Location: Situated 21 kilometres south west of Mt. Larcom, 45kilometres west of the city of Gladstone and 70 kilometres south of the city of Rockhampton. Biloela is approximately 1 hour.
Rainfall: The mean rainfall average for Mount Larcom Post Office is 894mm 35* inches, refer attached rainfall records. The owners estimate the property records 40 inches on average.
Services: 3 phase electricity, mobile phone coverage, land line telephone and internet. School bus to primary and secondary Schools at Mt. Larcom. Mail service 3 times per week.
Cattle markets: Abattoirs located at Rockhampton and Biloela. Store selling centres at Gracemere, Biloela and Miriam Vale.
Country: Former softwood bottle tree undulating scrub country with creek flats at the front. Soils are red and dark scrub loams and sandy aullival loams along the creek flats.
Developed and sown to improved pastures of rhodes, creeping blue and legumes.
Irrigation: 13* acres serviced by irrigation underground mains from a bore equipped with a electric submersible pump. The bore standing water level is 5 metres and the pump delivers 3,800GPH running 14 spraylines with 11/64 nozzles.
Irrigated land: 5 acres sown to Lucerne and 8 acres sown to Northern Territory lucerne, cavalcade rhodes, burgundy bean, butterfly pea and creeping blue grass. On average 9* cuts of hay per year.
Ponded pasture: 52* acres of ponded pastures which collects overland flow and flood out from the creek. The sides of scrub hills have been laser ripped to reduce run off of rain water. The ponds directly influence the underground water table.
Residence: Situated on an elevated ridge with panoramic views across the creek flats and the hills and ranges the home comprises 3 bedrooms and a sleepout or an office. Large modern kitchen and dining room, separate lounge, 2hrooms, wide verandahs on 3 sides and entertainment areas. Other features include airconditioning, built in robes and wood heater. The lawns and gardens are fenced.
Sheds: High clearance 14* metre x 10* metre x 5* metre high steel framed lock up shed with workshop, truck parking, 3 phase power, saddle room and storage loft. 2 older storage sheds.
Cattle yards: Good set of steel and timber stock yards with drafting pound, weighing crush, vet crush and loading ramp. Water troughs in the yard.
Fencing: Subdivided into 8 paddocks with wooden or steel posts and 4 barb wires. Fencing is in good condition. Laneways service the yards from all paddocks.
Water: Water is a feature of the property with a permanent creek; bore equipped with windmill and tank at the rear of the property and 2 large open dams. The irrigation bore pumps to an elevated tank that supplies the house, gardens, yards and some troughs, a windmill on a bore also supplies this tank.
Carrying capacity: The country is prime fattening country but will also do an excellent job of breeders. The owners comfortably carry 80 breeders with plenty of grass in reserve, currently 81 breeders are on the property. If running dry cattle equivalent of 150 head.
118 ha / 292 acres
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