Central Burnett Breeding
Country: A mixture of creek flats, open grazing country and spotted gum ridges. Originally timbered with blue gum, broadleaf ironbark, beefwood, brigalow, wilga, spotted gum, narrow leaf ironbark and wattle. The owners estimated 450 to 500 acres of steeper ridges. St Johns creek traverses the property.
Development: The property has been cleared and developed to buffel, bissett creeping blue grass, green panic seca stylo, wynn cassia and native grasses. Areas have been ripped with a cutter bar.
Soils: Sandy and heavier loams along the flats with pebbly gravel along the ridges.
Water: Permament holes along St Johns creek, 6 open dams, bore equipped with diesel engine and jet pump to 2x6,000 gallon poly tanks that gravity feed to 6 troughs, the yards and house. Unequipped bore reported rated at 3,500 gallons per hour.
Irrigation: 30 hectare licence from St Johns Creek. Old cylinder installed in the creek but is silted up. Cost $70* per year.
Yards: Large set of yards with timber in the older section, new steel force and race. Vet crush and calf race and cradle.
Fencing: Subdivided into 8 paddocks, mixture of older and new fencing.
House and sheds: Lowset residence with 2 bedrooms and sleepout. Lock up shed with electricity connected. Older hay and machinery shed.
Carrying capacity: The owners carry 240 breeders, 10 bulls and horses. Currently 172 cows and calves, 115 No.6 heifers, 8 bulls and horses.
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