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'Sardine Creek' - an efficient and low cost EU accredited Calf Factory
- Land: 23,900 ha (59,057 acres)
Sardine Creek' is being offered for sale on a bare basis, presenting the rare opportunity to acquire an efficient and low-cost breeding EU accredited property in close proximity to markets. EU accredited breeders and bulls are available to the purchaser.
23,900 hectares (59,056.9 acres)
RPD: Pastoral Lease - Lot 5317 Plan: WT805970
Approximately 50km's North of Injune and 123km's South of Rolleston. The property is located 21km's along Yellowbank Junction Road which turns off the Carnarvon Highway.
Historical property rainfall of approximately 700mm (28" inches) in a area regarded for consistent rainfall at the base of the Carnarvon Ranges.
The following services are available within the surrounding region;
- Rural supplies, medical, and groceries, available at Injune
- Schooling from Prep to Year 10 - Injune
- STD telephone and facsimile lines connected.
- Airstrip alongside Yellowbank Junction Road, which is well maintained.
- High school, shopping, professional and business services, hospital and health services, airport available at Roma.
The property is dissected by the tributary "Sardine Creek" which it is named after. The land either side of the creek has been selectively cleared on the flats and hollows before rising into ridges. These areas were timbered with Wilga, Broad Leaf Ironbark, Sandalwood, Box and pockets of Brigalow which have been cleared using mechanical or chemical means.
Approximately 6,000 hectares has been developed to shaded grazing with the balance rising into ridges of remnant forest. The whole property has been aerial seeded with improved pastures with Buffel and Rhodes grass flown on the cleared country and Green Panic over the gullies and higher country. These improved pastures are supported by Bluegrass, Native Couch, Rhodes and Summer Grasses. Seca has been added over the past 5 years at 0.5kg per tonne of cattle supplement.
CARRYING CAPACITY: Vendor has run 1,800 breeders and replacement heifers, recent work undertaken has enhanced the productivity.
The property is watered with six (6) equipped bores with another that is unequipped, sixteen (15) catchment dams and numerous permanent and semi-permanent holes in Sardine Creek.
- Corner Bore
- Yard Bore (15 Mile)
- 10 Mile Bore
- 20 Mile Bore
- Zamia Bore
- No.4 Bore
The bores are supported by fifteen (15) dams positioned throughout the property.
The property is generally fully boundary fenced, excluding some areas of natural boundaries towards the higher ridges on the north-eastern boundary.
There have recently been fifteen (15) kilometres of new boundary fence installed using steel posts, four barb and steel end assemblies.
There is a 40ft air-conditioned container converted into quarters with a kitchen, bathroom and living quarters under a steel skillion with 240 volt rural power connected.
There are two sets of cattle yards made of timber and steel. They have 5-way draft steel pound systems, new Morrissey crushes and new calf branding races under cover.
23,900 ha / 59,057 acres