“Athol Station” Blackall —– SOLD
RPL in conjunction with Andrew McCallum GDL Ruralco as exclusive agents are extremely proud to present.
To be sold as whole or the option of 3 separate portions.
“Athol” airstrip co-ordinates: S 24’30’3 E 145’11’2 Runway Length 1200m 16/34
9176 Isisford Road Blackall Queensland 4405.
Lot 1 WOO20
Lot 2 WOO20
Lot 14 WOO65
LOT 3 W0097
Total Area: 36,275.23 Ha or 89636.09 acres plus 5000 acres of stock route.
Rates detail: to organize
Local Government: Blackall Tambo Regional council
The property is well placed 32 km west of Blackall on the Isisford road, and has bitumen frontage.
Rural Power, telephone, broadband internet, mail twice a week. Education facilities include state school education to Year 12, Catholic education system to Year 7. Blackall is well serviced with daily buses, Qantas flights 3 times a week, sporting and culture facilities, banking and retail outlets. Blackall livestock selling centre is Organic and Eu certified, has regular fat and store cattle sales and has become well renowned for its quality monthly weaner sales. The bitumen road frontage offers good access to local and eastern markets, feedlots and abattoirs.
A quality mixture of soft country, well renowned for its natural doing ability, perfect for breeding, fattening or backgrounding. Extensively developed scrub country, 4000 acres being blade ploughed, 8000 acres pelleted with a large percentage of the property being stick raked and chained, leaving selectively developed shade lines and cattle camps. A good balance of timbers include Gidyea, Bauhinia, Boree, Myall and Coolabah spread throughout the creek country. Grasses include Buffel, Mitchell grass, Button grass, Flinders grass, Gidyea burr, herbages and native grasses.
Water is a feature with 3 capped artesian bores that are interlinked with approximately 175km poly pipe, ranging from 100mm down to 50mm with the majority being 63mm and 50mm. There is nil pumping required, which is distributed to 40+ 5000 gallon tanks and 70+ troughs all set on cement pads. The majority of the water infrastructure has been completed in the last 8 years. The water infrastructure is complimented by the waterholes along the Ravensbourne creek and its Ana branches.
Excellent fences, the majority have been completed in the past 10 years, predominately 4 barbs and steel posts, with a percentage of 3 barb and steel post fences. Subdivided into 25 main paddocks with an average paddock size of 3000 to 4000 acres all connecting to the 60km inter connecting laneway system working cattle towards the yards.
Large two storey homestead, Circa 1910, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, with recent renovations to the kitchen, lounge, dining areas on the ground level, fully air conditioned, large entertainment area, 2 bedroom guest quarters adjacent to homestead set in established garden. Other improvements include large 2nd home with 2 bay garage, original shearing shed has been converted to a 3 bedroom workers quarters, unique renovation with all modern appliances and facilities. 3 steel sets of cattle yards, all equipped and each capable of handling 800 to 1000 head.
The property has the capacity to run 3500 breeders with weaners or up to 6000 backgrounders in an average season.
The Butler family vision in 2000 to develop an efficient, low cost management operation, has been the success in their journey. Athol a name synonymous in the grazing industry for consistently producing results.
Inspections Recommended and only by appointment through selling agents.