End of an era for Peel family’s Blackall grazing operations + VIDEO

Beef Central 27/04/2016
Northhampton Downs will be offered next month with about 1500 Santa cattle

Northampton Downs will be offered next month with about 1500 Santa cattle


THE sale of two highly-regarded Blackall properties will bring to a close almost 30 years of Western Queensland downs country grazing operations for Len Peel and family.

Peel Pastoral Co’s two local properties, Northampton Downs and Inverness, will be auctioned individually by Ray White Rural on 27 May in Brisbane.

Since they bought the Northampton Downs property in 1987, the Peels have carried out extensive development work structurally and with land clearing and pasture development, improving carrying capacity and ease of management.

Northampton Downs is almost 20,000ha freehold, mostly undulating black soil Mitchell grass downs, shaded with boree, gidyea, wilga and mimosa and including 6000ha of developed gidyea country with established buffel grass.

The holding is watered by 3 capped artesian bores that disperse water to tanks and troughs. Structural improvements include a three-bedroom air-conditioned homestead, two bedroom guest quarters, machinery sheds and shearing shed and quarters. The property will be sold with 1465 Santa & Santa Charolais cross cattle and station plant.

Inverness, totalling about 22,600ha, is a later addition to the portfolio having been purchased in 2010. It has a strong reputation in the Blackall area of turning off quality cattle. The freehold property consists of developed gidyea country with a large percentage having been blade ploughed and established to buffel.

It is watered by two capped artesian bores dispersing water to 33 troughs and 40 cup and saucers. The structural improvements include a six bedroom air-conditioned homestead recently renovated, two machinery sheds and numerous other station buildings. There are also two sets of steel cattle yards, one of which was constructed in 2014. Inverness will be sold bare of livestock and plant.

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  • Contacts: Bruce Douglas – Ray White Rural Queensland on 0417 602 603 or Paton Fitzsimons – Ray White Rural Blackall on 0427 574 355



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