“Melrose Station Aggregation”
First time offered in 148yrs
130km west of the town of Longreach.
STD Phone, internet, Longreach School of Distance education, state and private primary school Longreach, Longreach Base Hospital, two supermarkets.
Melrose: 11,957Ha – 29,533Ac Freehold
Werite: 19,500Ha – 48,165Ac Leasehold
Highfields/Yandilla: 41,590Ha – 102,727Ac Leasehold
73,047Ha – 180,426 Ac
Melrose is predominately open Mitchell grass downs, with normal annuals such as pig weed, button grass, flinders, grow’s excellent herbages in winter rain events, moving into the Gidyea and Mulga ridge country which will grow native grass species, buffel in water courses and normal herbages such as gidyea burr and other salines in season. Highfields, Gidyea Mulga which a large area is pulled approx. 25,000AC. Creek systems include Maneroo Ck and Katherine Ck channels.
Yandilla majority open undulating downs country running back to Mulga and Gidyea ridge country. Werite is Mulga tableland.
Approximately 60,000Ac of downs, 60,000Ac of Gidyea Country mostly developed, 60,000Ac of Mulga.
Watered by 26 Dams, house dam equipped and 3 sub-artesian bores.
Extensive trough, tank and pipeline improvements in the last few years.
All good condition, large set steel yards at house with shaded weigh/vet crush, shaded calf branding, good load out facilities, weaner preparation with laneways extending to the southern properties part of the aggregation. Steel cattle yards at Highfields all connected by laneway back to the house. First class 10 stand shearing shed with sheep cover, half the sheep yards are cemented. Several Holding paddocks.
Large 7 Bedroom homestead with large living area, all air-conditioned with separate staff kitchen, 2 sets of quarters, two self-contained married quarters, set in large garden, three large sheds with aircraft and helicopter hangar, numerous other buildings and machinery sheds.
Melrose has consistently run 1500 breeders plus 2000 weaners from Tonkoro.
Also at times 8-10,000 sheep.
The Melrose Aggregation offers tremendous diversity and security for the discerning cattleman. A good balance of shaded and open downs, creek country, gidyea and the added safety of mulga reserves. Would suit breeding, backgrounding as a stand alone operation or as a depot for the larger breeding operation.