ADDRESS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST, LONGREACH
95,276 Acres in 6 Freehold Titles
Longreach Regional Council Rates – $10,520 half yearly.
Additional one leasehold title.
Excellent mix of country with attractive open pebbly downs, lightly timbered with Whitewood, Boree, Vinetree and Bauhinia blending into well shaded pebbly Gidgee and False Sandalwood country with areas of Gidgee scrub and stony outcrops.
The soil types range from heavily grassed grey and brown cracking clays to lighter grassed quick responding pebbly ridges. This lighter country will carry a good cover of edible summer or winter herbages when in season.
The grasses are predominately Mitchell and Flinders with a spread of Buffel along many of the Coolibah creek systems.
Significant water improvement have taken place since current owners took over management, 71 concrete troughs and 16 poly tanks have been installed linking into extensive pipeline system. There are 15 dams with very good by-washes, ranging in size, which most are equipped with mills, tanks and troughs.
Bringagee bore was drilled down 400m in 2018 (June). Ergon power submersible pump 120 metres, delivers water to six tanks. Mono delivers water along 8km to five tanks in five paddocks.
Crows nest bore was drilled down 400m in 2018 as well (June), equipped with solar submersible 150 metres delivers water to two tanks and waters three paddocks.
Murramarra bore, original hole was checked in 2015 and was all clear. Ergon energy submersible pump at 120 metres and delivers water to three tanks. Grundfos pump delivers water three kilometres to four tanks on a hill where it gravitates from there to three tanks in eight paddocks.
Whycharra bore original hole, equipped with comet windmill with draw plunger pumping from approximately 85 metres pump.
fireplace, large kitchen with storeroom, office and verandah set in well shaded garden surrounds. The 3-bedroom managers cottage has a large living room, new kitchen installed in 2011, office, telephone and mobile phone aerial. The older style 5-bedroom homestead has 3 bathrooms, large sitting room with fireplace, cold room, two verandahs and its own phone line. All houses are air conditioned and have satellite TV and NBN satellite internet with Wi-Fi installed.
Other buildings include the school room/governess quarters, jackeroo’s quarters, cook quarters, meat house and old school room. Shearer’s quarters have 6 twin share rooms and a single cook’s room, kitchen, dining and a breeze way with verandah. A separate ablution block has 2 toilets, 3 showers, wash tubs, hand basins and electric hot water system.
A very well maintained, good condition 6 stand shearing shed is connected to rural power and has cover for up to 1,000 head of sheep. There is a hay shed 7.5m x 17.5m x 3.4m high with 4 open and 1 enclosed bay. 24,000 litre molasses tank on stand.
Large fully enclosed machinery shed with sliding doors, vehicle parking area, hangar and a cemented workshop. There is a second 4 bay open vehicle shed and numerous other sheds including motor bike, saddle and fuel/oil storage shed.
A chemical/auxiliary power shed with large generator that will power the 3 homesteads at times of electricity outage. 12kw solar on machinery shed.
Well fenced into 24 main paddocks plus numerous holding paddocks with an extensive laneway system that links most areas to the shearing shed and cattle yards.
Most fences are well maintained condition with a new section of boundary fence completed recently. There are 4 sets of steel sheep yards that include the main yards at the shearing shed. The cattle yards that work 1000 head are a mixture of portable panels and fixed panels including the loading ramp.
425mm or 17” long term district average.
The safe carrying capacity is rated at 18,000 DSE or cattle equivalent. Currently stocking at 2,000 steers to be sold as heavy feeders and replaced with similar number by current agistee, 200/300 dorpers of owners which will go with the sale. (cattle will be turned over in April)
“Marmboo” is a very well improved functioning property with an excellent mix of country that will successfully run either a sheep or cattle enterprise or a combination of both. There has been a mix from light to excellent start to the season with patchy storms over a fair area of the property. It currently holds 2,000 cattle and 200 dorper’s, currently not stocked at capacity. Patchy storms have seen good growth in many paddocks, with some paddocks still needing some rain to grow a larger block of feed. This property was in one family ownership for 70 years, before the current owners took over and have made many improvements over the last five and a half years.
Walter Cooper | RPL
0427 781 054