Comanche - Central Queensland Premier Rural Operation
Comanche Road, Glenroy via Rockhampton
Location: Comanche is located in the Glenroy district 1* hour drive to the City of Rockhampton (86* kilometres) and 1* hour to the township of Marlborough (72* kilometres).
Area and tenure: 7,599.592* hectares - 18,778* acres, tenure is freehold.
Markets: 2 export abattoirs situated in Rockhampton (Teys Australia and JBS) and Borthwicks
Mackay. Central Queensland Livestock Exchange at Gracemere.
Country: Excellent mixture of frost free softwood, brigalow and belah scrub, rich alluvial river flats
with bottletree and bauhinia. Comanche enjoys 9* kilometres single frontage to the Fitzroy River.
2,500* acres has previously been cultivated and a further 4,500* acres
sticked raked since 2015.
Pastures: Improved pastures of Green Panic, Bambatsi Panic, Biloela Buffel, Gayndah Buffel, and
Callide Rhodes, Urachloa and soft native grasses. 424* acres of established Cunningham Leuceana of
which 400* acres is under 3 centre pivots. Legumes of Butterfly Pea, Seca Stylo, Amigo Stylo and
Water: An electric submersible pump located on the Fitzroy River supplies 6 x 10,000 gallon poly
Tanks, a dam equipped with a solar pump and a diesel backup pump also supplies this system.
Semi-permanent creeks and river access, 16 dams and 5 other tanks. 5 bores that are not currently
Irrigation licence: Water allocation of 864 megalitres nominal volume from the Fitzroy River.
90* hectare (220* acre) T&L hydraulic centre pivot, sown to Cunningham leucaena.
2 x 36* hectare (90* acres each pad) centre pivots, sown to Cunningham leucaena.
Feedlot complex: 12 feedlot pens with feed bunks and cement aprons. Milling complex, grain and
Fencing: Laneway system including squares that service all paddocks. Subdivided into 27* main
paddocks plus holding paddocks with 4 barb fencing , steel gateways and assemblies.
Cattle Yards: Large set of steel cattle yards constructed in 2007 with a capacity of 1,000*
head. The yards are covered by a high clearance roof allowing good airflow and the work areas are
concreted. The vet race is equipped with a hydraulic Breckon crush and 5 way hydraulic draft off the
vet crush. Scales and Edit NLIS race reader.Morrisey hydraulic calf cradle and race.
Accommodation: The main homestead is a architecturally design lowset home with wide screened
verandahs and living areas and is set in a picturesque setting overlooking the Fitzroy River flats and
ranges. Other accommodation comprises the Manager's residence, 2 cottages and quarters.
Sheds: Comprehensive list of machinery sheds, workshop, vehicle sheds and storage sheds.
Airstrip and hangar: Airstrip length 800* metres, width 17* metres, coordinates 23 degrees 20' 14"
S 149 degrees 52' 5" E. 15* metres x 15* metres steel frame hangar.
Carrying Capacity: Inspection of Comanche' will show that the owners stock the property
conservatively averaging 3,500 adult equivalent (average liveweight of 400 kilograms and 1 to
6.25 acres), cropping and irrigating of the leucaena will improve carrying capacity, plus there is the
opportunity to utilise the feedlot.
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