868,452 acres. Of which 803 Sq/Km is Occupational Lease.
Situated on the Vergemont Channels, 140km West of Longreach. Currently approximately 500,000 acres has been developed for grazing which comprises an excellent balance of country types:
- Sweet heavy and red pebbly downs with good coverage of Mitchell, flinders, Buffel and herbages.
- Lightly shaded downs mainly pebbly red with Whitewood, Beefwood and Gidyea with Mitchell and Flinders Grass and 3 varieties of Buffel.
- Approximately 20,000 ha of Gidyea pulled and sown with Buffel.
- Vergemont Creek country for 90km through the property with channels and numerous feeder creeks. This system carries an abundance of feed including Cloncurry Buffel, Lignum and Blue Bush on fertile alluvial soils.
- The balance is mainly soft red soil country supporting Bloodwood, Mountain Coolibah, soft Mulga, Spinifex and Buffel Grass that has been recently introduced and spreading.
- The country not currently grazed ranges from soft mulga to hard mulga and rougher mountain country. The West Vergemont paddock is the most suitable for development.
Telephone, mail service, satellite TV & Internet. Schools in Longreach, Longreach Pastoral College, Major selling centre in Longreach, Longreach Base Hospital, rural power.
“Vergemont” is very well watered by 7 dams from 25,000 to 50,000 yards. 5 bores and numerous permanent natural waterholes. Considerable attention has been given to water improvement eg. new dams, desilting, fencing, trap squares and holding paddocks, turkey nests and troughs.
The Bode Family has in 2013 put in 11 new bores transforming the drought tolerance of the property. All have been equipped with electric submersibles with associated infrastructures being 100,000 G pioneer style tanks and concrete troughing.
New four bedroom home, air conditioned, enclosed verandah and staff dining room. Staff quarters and ablution block. guest quarters. Staff kitchen. Large steel framed machinery shed 180’x30′ partially enclosed, concrete flooring, vehicle service pit, and workshop. Aircraft and vehicle storage. Helicopter Hangar/vehicle shed, saddle room/ oil room. 4 stables. Butcher’s shop.
Fenced into 11 major paddocks, 6 smaller paddocks, plus coolers/trap fenced and holding paddocks. A major fencing program of steel and 3 barb has been carried out in recent years. Fencing is mainly new.
2 set new steel yards to handle 2,000 head at the homestead, 1 set of steel yards at Merrick’s Dam plus old bronco yards. New yards at Central. Merrick Yards again operational. Extensive work done on the clearing and re-fencing of creek crossings. (Flood gates)
Currently assessed at 10,000 steers or 5,000 cows and progeny. Further development would increase the carrying capacity significantly.
Vergemont is truly a unique property with a history of successful cattleman owning it. The Bode Family has done a tremendous job with the waters and general station maintenance to improve the property to what you see today. In their own words there is still work to do but the bores are done, 11 bores which will sustain the property in the hardest of time.
Vergemont can do this because of its unique balance of feed. From the lush channels which can run from rain 200km away to gidyea downs growing Mitchell and buffel grass, to the mulga country which will keep cattle going when things get tough. There is proof in the cattle as they all do well and in my opinion is one of the best backgounder properties in the state.
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