Run 3000 cattle 100km's from Rockhampton - The Beef Capital of Australia
"Rookwood" 8,600 hectares (21,250 acres)100km's west of Rockhampton carrying 3,000 cattle presently, vendor has run 3'500 background cattle for a number of years.
Being in close proximity to a regional city you benefit from all associated services including a regional airport with up to 16 daily flights to Brisbane, University, numerous primary & secondary schools both private and government,hospitals, large shopping centres, all business professionals. You are only 40km's further to Yeppoon and the beach.
"Rookwood" has a good balance country including developed scrub and forest country with buffel, rhodes grass, green panic, seca & verano stylo spread throughout the property. Along with natural water there is an extensive gravity fed water scheme feeding 25 troughs throughout the property and an additional 8 dams and 2 bores.
COUNTRY Rookwood has a good balance of country from Brigalow, Belah, Ooline and softwood scrub running through the central valley of the property with soft alluvials off Paddy's Creek and associated watercourses running onto gentle soft forest rises with Beefwood, Broadleaf Ironbark and scrubby influences. There are mixed flats and tableland of Ironbark, Bloodwood forest running adjacent to Melaleuca Creek inside the eastern boundary with narrowleaf ironbark rosewood forest interspersed with areas of brigalow/softwood scrub on undulating easy to moderate slopes in the areas fringing the scrub country.
666 mm (26.6 Inches) per annum
AREA AND TENURE 8,600 hectares (21,250 acres) Lot 7 on Survey Plan 118531, County of Leura Parish of Boomer Perpetual Pastoral Lease (PPL 0/222137)
WATER Along with natural waters the property has an extensive gravity fed reticulation system fed from Paradise Dam via four pipeline schemes supplying 25 troughs. There are also an additional 8 dams and 2 bores. Stock watering facilities are in very good condition and overall the property is considered to be very well watered by comparison to district standards. The comprehensive watering system has been designed to water all paddocks plus house and yards by gravity (no pumping required), feeding from the 35,000m3 Paradise Dam, via approx. 43km of 75mm and 63mm underground poly pipe, supplying 25 troughs currently watering 3,000 cattle. Paradise Dam (front cover) The whole scheme is designed with back up from 3 or 4 alternate supply sou
CATTLE YARDS Homestead Yards The homestead yards are the main station yards. A large set of solid timber in good condition featuring an air squeeze crush, scales, concrete plunge dip and large cooler. 1500 head capacity. Bullock Paddock Yards Located in the centre of the property, the Bullock Paddock Yards service all the scrub country with good access for trucking. There are three cooler type yards made of wooden posts and cable and barb wire that fed into a central area where portable panels are used for drafting and handling of the cattle.
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