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Bettsvale, Pentland

Well located breeder & grower property

$1.6 million bare

ID #1579

Land Size

5256 hectares

Property Description

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Henry Slaney

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Bettsvale is a very well located breeding and growing property which has been well developed, conservatively stocked with a view to sustainable long-term animal performance. Location: Bettsvale is located approximately 5km south of Pentland along the ‘Milray Road’. The road is bitumen to the northern boundary grid and provides all weather access to the Flinders Highway running east-west through Pentland. Pentland is located approximately 100km west of Charters Towers and 240km west of Townsville. Services: Pentland has a Police Station, Hotel, Service station, Caravan park, Post Office and convenience store. Townsville is one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing regional cities with a population of 200,000 and a comprehensive array of large & diverse industry. Additionally, Townsville’s North Queensland seaside location is a major positive for employment and lifestyle needs. For cattleman, the weekly liveweight selling centre in Charters Towers, Live Export and Townsville Meatworks are all major attractions for this location. Tenure: GHPL lease … Lot 5 on CP907838:GHPL11/678 Parish of Pentland Special Lease … Lot 6 on GF33: TL0/211144 Parish of Pentland Area: GHPL 5256.02ha (12982.37ac) approx Special lease Country: Bettsvale offers a balance of alluvial creek frontages, undulating open forest and some low gravelly ridge country. The main creeks traversing in a north-south direction are Betts Creek, Larry Creek and Spear/Dingo Creeks however there are numerous shallow gullies and floodout areas dominated by Box, Ironbark, Gum and Bloodwood whilst the small ridges are timbered with Quinine, Silver-leaf Ironbark Yellow Jack and Tea-Tree. Predominant pasture species are Black Spear, Urachloa, Kangaroo and Red Natal grasses with a healthy coverage of stylo. In all the property carries a large body of healthy pasture. The NW corner of the property (estimated 500-1000ac) is fenced out due to the presence of Heart-leaf. This area has never been used by the current and previous owner. Carrying capacity & productivity: The vendors’ management programme is low-cost with a conservative stocking rate, rotational grazing, maintenance of healthy pasture coverage, spelling and supplementary feeding late in the ‘dry’ season. The Vendor estimates carrying capacity at 800 AE or 600 head breeding herd. Since purchasing the property in 2005, Bettsvale has undergone considerable improvement with additional fencing and considerable water infrastructure. The outcome has meant better stock management and an improvement is pasture strength and species diversity. An additional improvement for the future might be some further seeding with Stylos. The herd is control mated with an estimated calving rate of 80% and Bulls joined at 3%. Weaners and cull cows were previously sent to another fattening property for later sale to feedlots and meatworks. As the property is ‘Tick free’ it allows immediate transport to ‘clean’ areas. As testimony to the quality of the property, and it’s pastures, the vendors have also chosen to breed a low content brahman herd using mainly Red Poll, Santa and Droughtmaster Bulls. Tick status: Tick free. Rainfall: Pentland township long term annual average 660mm (approx 26 inches). See Attachment … Pentland rainfall data Infrastructure, Cattle yards, Fencing & Water: Today a feature of the property is stock water. With approx 6km frontage to the Betts Creek, a substantial house bore and several small dams each of the seven main paddocks has reliable water. Simplicity is the key to Bettsvale stock water. The mains powered house bore, located on the banks of Betts Creek, is equipped with a submersible pump and transfers water to the homestead, yards and nearby holding paddocks before heading down a central pipeline running east-west across the property. The water is pumped approx 3km to the first of two 8000 gallon poly tanks placed on ridges. From the Road Paddock tank all water is gravity fed west to the Middle Paddock tank and several cement troughs located along the pipeline. Potential … this pipeline stock water system could be easily equipped with a Water Medicator (eg. Norprim) to provide water based supplementary feeding as needed. All this could be done from the convenience of homestead complex. Cattle Yards and fencing: There is a large, good quality set of steel cattle yards, with loading ramp, crush and branding cradle located near the Homestead complex. Bettsvale has been subdivided into 4 main paddocks, 2 larger holding paddocks and several smaller management/holding paddocks close to the yards and homestead. Internal fencing is generally of 3-barb construction and in good condition, whilst the boundary fencing is old, well maintained and stock proof. The property can be easily mustered by two people using either bikes or horses. Homestead complex: The house is 3-bedroom, highset, in good condition and set in a small, neatly presented garden located on the banks of Betts Creek. Located nearby the house is a 4-bay, newly constructed, car shed and a larger 3-bay newly constructed machinery and hay shed. The house bore is located adjacent the house and pumps to a house tank and the rest of the property. Plant and Equipment: Basic plant may be available for purchase. Cattle: Cattle may be available for purchase.

Bettsvale is a very well located breeding and growing property which has been well developed, conservatively stocked with a view to sustainable long-term animal performance.

Location: Bettsvale is located approximately 5km south of Pentland along the ‘Milray Road’. The road is bitumen to the northern boundary grid and provides all weather access to the Flinders Highway running east-west through Pentland. Pentland is located approximately 100km west of Charters Towers and 240km west of Townsville.

Area: GHPL 5256.02ha (12982.37ac) approx plus Special lease (2.02ha) and Stock route

Rainfall: Pentland township long term annual average 660mm (approx 26 inches).

Services: Pentland has a Police Station, Hotel, Service station, Caravan park, Post Office and convenience store. Townsville is one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing regional cities with a population of 200,000 and a comprehensive array of large & diverse industry. Additionally, Townsville’s North Queensland seaside location is a major positive for employment and lifestyle needs. For cattleman, the weekly liveweight selling centre in Charters Towers, Live Export and Townsville Meatworks are all major attractions for this location.

Country: Bettsvale offers a balance of alluvial creek frontages, undulating open forest and some low gravelly ridge country. The main creeks traversing in a north-south direction are Betts Creek, Larry Creek and Spear/Dingo Creeks however there are numerous shallow gullies and floodout areas dominated by Box, Ironbark, Gum and Bloodwood whilst the small ridges are timbered with Quinine, Silver-leaf Ironbark Yellow Jack and Tea-Tree. Predominant pasture species are Black Spear, Urachloa, Kangaroo and Red Natal grasses with a healthy coverage of stylo. In all the property carries a large body of healthy pasture. The NW corner of the property (estimated 500-1000ac) is fenced out due to the presence of Heart-leaf. This area has never been used by the current and previous owner.

Carrying capacity & productivity: The vendors’ management programme is low-cost with a conservative stocking rate, rotational grazing, maintenance of healthy pasture coverage, spelling and supplementary feeding late in the ‘dry’ season. The Vendor estimates carrying capacity at 800 AE or 600 head breeding herd. Since purchasing the property in 2005, Bettsvale has undergone considerable improvement with additional fencing and considerable water infrastructure. The outcome has meant better stock management and an improvement is pasture strength and species diversity. An additional improvement for the future might be some further seeding with Stylos. The herd is control mated with an estimated calving rate of 80% and Bulls joined at 3%. Weaners and cull cows were previously sent to another fattening property for later sale to feedlots and meatworks. As the property is ‘Tick free’ it allows immediate transport to ‘clean’ areas. As testimony to the quality of the property, and it’s pastures, the vendors have also chosen to breed a low content brahman herd using mainly Red Poll, Santa and Droughtmaster Bulls.

Tick status: Tick free.

 

Infrastructure, Cattle yards, Fencing & Water: Today a feature of the property is stock water. With approx 6km frontage to the Betts Creek, a substantial house bore and several small dams each of the seven main paddocks has reliable water. Simplicity is the key to Bettsvale stock water. The mains powered house bore, located on the banks of Betts Creek, is equipped with a submersible pump and transfers water to the homestead, yards and nearby holding paddocks before heading down a central pipeline running east-west across the property. The water is pumped approx 3km to the first of two 5000 gallon poly tanks placed on ridges. From the Road Paddock tank all water is gravity fed west to the Middle Paddock tank and several cement troughs located along the pipeline. Potential … this pipeline stock water system could be easily equipped with a Water Medicator (eg. Norprim) to provide water based supplementary feeding as needed. All this could be done from the convenience of homestead complex.

Cattle Yards and fencing: There is a large, good quality set of steel cattle yards, with loading ramp, crush and branding cradle located near the Homestead complex. Bettsvale has been subdivided into 4 main paddocks, 2 larger holding paddocks and several smaller management/holding paddocks close to the yards and homestead. Internal fencing is generally of 3-barb construction and in good condition, whilst the boundary fencing is old, well maintained and stock proof. The property can be easily mustered by two people using either bikes or horses.

Homestead complex: The house is 3-bedroom, highset, in good condition and set in a small, neatly presented garden located on the banks of Betts Creek. Located nearby the house is a 4-bay, newly constructed, car shed and a larger 3-bay newly constructed machinery and hay shed. The house bore is located adjacent the house and pumps to a house tank and the rest of the property.

Plant and Equipment: Basic plant may be available for purchase.

Cattle: Cattle may be available for purchase.

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