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Big selection in recent Queensland property listings

Property editor Linda Rowley, 05/06/2024

THIS week’s property review includes this wrap-up of interesting recent listings in Queensland, and a separate article on sales in New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania.

  • Feedlot & farming on QLD-NSW border
  • High carrying capacity country near the coast
  • Maranoa development opportunity
  • Versatile southern breeding & backgrounding
  • Fully exclusion fenced Dirranbandi property heads to auction

The 3529ha Myranee Feedlot and Maidenhead Station are located 12km south-east of Bonshaw, 36km south-east of Texas and 56km south-west of Tenterfield.

 

Feedlot & farming on Qld-NSW border

Lotfeeders seeking expansion, corporates and private large-scale operators are expected to compete for a commercial scale accredited feedlot and quality mixed farming enterprise on the Queensland – New South Wales border.

The 3529ha Myranee Feedlot and Maidenhead Station are located 12km south-east of Bonshaw, 36km south-east of Texas and 56km south-west of Tenterfield.

The Border Rivers region is renowned for the lotfeeding of cattle for both domestic and export markets due to its favourable climate characteristics.

Developed by Lyle and Jo Bellingham over their four-years of ownership, the couple reside at the adjoining Maidenhead Station which is suited to breeding and backgrounding cattle or sheep, as well as producing fodder (oats and barley) or cash cropping.

The newly constructed Myranee cattle and sheep feedlot is built to 5600 Standard Cattle Units, with a licence for further construction to 10,000SCU and fully built to 9000 Standard Sheep Units.

Currently, the yard has 1200 head of cattle and 6000 lambs on feed, offering the incoming purchaser significant growth potential.

There are five centre pivot irrigation sites spanning 106ha plus 340ha of dryland cropping, with the productive alluvial soils along extensive river flats on the Dumaresq River transitioning to yellow and yellow mottled trap soils on the slopes.

The balance totalling 3083ha is grazing country, currently used for agistment, that can run 600 cows and calves and up to 150 replacement heifers (10,000DSE).

Reliable water is supplied by a 300ML water allocation from the Dumaresq River, 13km of river frontage, 494ML of bore water licences across two bores, an additional four bores, plus numerous dams and creeks.

Infrastructure includes a modern homestead, manager’s residence, two workers quarters, modern feedlot infrastructure including roller mill, 1000 tonnes of grain storage, numerous sheds, two cattle yards, sheep yards and a shearing shed.

LAWD agents Darren Collins, Simon Cudmore and Grant Veivers are handling the private treaty sale campaign.

 

High carrying capacity country near the coast

A south-east Queensland property described as a ‘jewel in the crown’ is being offered for sale by Tony Dingle after five years of ownership.

The 1121ha Brooyar Station is situated near Woolooga, 40km north-west of Gympie. Noosa and the Sunshine Coast are just an hour and a half drive.

Bambling Property agent John Bambling said the property offers high carrying capacity country.

“The fully improved, undulating rolling pastures are running more than 800 breeders. This type of property is difficult to find locally and should attract cattle producers, as well as investors and lifestylers,” Mr Bambling said.

The holding also offers a land banking opportunity. Brooyar is divided into 11 freehold titles giving a new owner the potential to selling them off as individual farms.

Situated in a high rainfall area, Brooyar has double frontage to the permanent Wide Bay Creek and 15 dams.

Infrastructure includes a grand, four-bedroom, 100-year-old homestead, a two-bedroom manager’s home, two sheds and two sets of cattle yards.

Brooyar is currently participating in the Australian Carbon Credit Unit Scheme and has an additional income stream with newly established Brooyar Eco Lodge and Caravan Park. It will be auctioned on July 5.

The 1121ha Brooyar Station is situated near Woolooga, 40km north-west of Gympie. Noosa and the Sunshine Coast are just an hour and a half drive.

 

Maranoa development opportunity

A cattle breeding, backgrounding and finishing operation in south-west Queensland’s Maranoa has been listed as a development opportunity with upside.

Offered to the market for the first time in more than 20 years by the retiring vendors, the 5793ha South Coogoon is located near Ballaroo, 62km west of Surat and 72km south of Roma.

The deep red and grey soils are established to prolific stands of buffel, with areas of box, mulga, brigalow and belah, capable of running up to 1400 head of cattle.

Situated in a 573mm average rainfall area, good quality water from an artesian bore is piped to tanks and troughs, supported by seven dams and seasonal Basketyard Creek hollows.

Infrastructure includes two homes, two steel cattle yards, numerous sheds and a recently completed, fully exclusion-fenced boundary.

The offers to purchase campaign for South Coogoon closes on July 4. Leichardt Group agent Scott Kostecki is handling the sale.

 

Versatile southern breeding & backgrounding

A versatile southern Queensland breeding and backgrounding property with farming potential, is being sold by the Wells family after 16 years of ownership.

The 4028ha Totara is located 30km west of Talwood and 80km south-east of St George.

Recently, it has been leased and operated as a cattle breeding venture, supporting more than 450 breeders on abundant buffel and native grasses.

Nutrien Harcourts agent Andrew Jakin said the weightgain country would also suit a calf production facility or a mixed farming and grazing operation.

The gently sloping country has soft red soils in the belah, wilga and kurrajong hollows. These transition to red box and iron bark soils in the elevated areas.

Described as high-quality soils, they are suitable for both forage and cash cropping, with a significant portion available for potential cultivation.

Water is a feature at Totara, with a private artesian bore supplying water to the entire property.

Infrastructure includes a three-bedroom home, a five-bedroom shearers’ quarters and steel cattle yards.

Expressions of interest close on July 3.

Cattle on Totara

 

Fully exclusion fenced Dirranbandi property heads to auction

Dirranbandi’s Cookson family is selling the fully exclusion-fenced Mulga Downs in south-west Queensland after seven years of ownership.

The 20,158ha holding is situated halfway between Dirranbandi and Bollon and is being sold after the family purchased another property closer to their home block, Koomalah.

Equally suited to cattle, sheep or goat breeding, Mulga Downs is offered with a 12,000DSE or 1400AE carrying capacity.

Nutrien Harcourts GDL agent Nick Dunsdon and Dirranbandi Pastoral Agency agent Stephen Burnett have been appointed to handle the sale.

They said the forward-thinking vendors have set up an opportunity for the incoming purchaser to take advantage of multiple, diverse income streams.

“Mulga Downs a turnkey livestock enterprise offering scale, diversity, value, excellent water facilities and well thought out paddocks,” Mr Dunsdon said.

The agents are anticipating good interest from locals and interstate families looking to expand or relocate.

The country comprises a mix of red loam soils with mulga, box, wilga and gidgee timbers, and grey alluvial flood plains from the Mungallala and Nebine Creeks.

Currently presenting with a good body of feed, Mulga Downs grows natural herbages and clovers in all seasons, as well as buffel and natural grasses in the summer.

It is watered by two new (natural flowing) artesian bores piped to 31 new tanks and 46 new troughs, supported by 400mm of average annual rainfall.

Infrastructure includes two homes, numerous sheds, two cattle yards, two sheep yards, a five-stand shearing shed and shearers’ quarters.

The former Cobb & Co changing station is home to a 100-year-old Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) registered weather station.

Mulga Downs comes with a registered carbon project and Gypsum Mine royalties plus an opportunity to purchase the mining lease.

It will be auctioned on July 12.

Currently presenting with a good body of feed, Mulga Downs grows natural herbages and clovers in all seasons, as well as buffel and natural grasses in the summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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