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Gamma Station, Charters Towers

Lifestyle, cattle & tourism close to town

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ID #2109052

Land Size

1382 hectares

Property Description

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Henry Slaney

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Recent rain - four inches.! Green grass - plenty of feed. Location: 22km west of Charters Towers along the Flinders Highway with about 1.5km gravel road to the property entrance. Area & Tenure: 1382ha (3413acres). Gamma Holding Lot 11 DV601 on PH 11/4293. Lease expiry 31.3.2017. The lease renewal application has been submitted to DERM and no renewal problems are expected. See attached letter. Rates: $2706pa Land Rental: $621/qtr Country: Gamma consists of a mix of red soil to alluvial creek frontage and gravelly ridge country timbered by Ironbark, Bloodwood, Box, Wattle and Lancewood. The property has been very well managed. Gamma is an outstanding example of good pasture health and species diversity. Typical pastures include healthy stands of Blue Grasses, Forest Mitchell, Green Panic, Buffel, Black Spear, Urachloa, Indian Couch, Wynn Cassia and extensive Seca & Verano Stylo coverage. Carrying capacity: Currently Gamma is used to trade and value-add cattle which are commonly sourced from the weekly Charters Towers Sale. Annual turnover is around 3-400hd with weight gains in the order of 0.4kg/hd/day on a 365day basis. The class of cattle varies considerably from light-medium weight heifers grown to live export weights, cows value-added to slaughter weights and cows & calves. The property is also capable of growing steers. The present owners practise 'cell grazing' with cattle rotation around the 20 paddocks throughout the year. This 'graze and rest' management practise, coupled with a stocking rate matched to season ensures sound and predictable cattle performance. A feature of this 'graze and rest' management is the comprehensive grass coverage/composition and its impact on erosion. PMAV: Gamma has a PMAV in place for 365ha (approx 900acres) Improvements: The Gamma homestead is a lowset, 4-bedroom home with open plan dining, lounge and kitchen with verandas on two sides and is set in a tidy garden with views to the east. The homestead complex has a large 3-bay lockable machinery shed, is about 220sqm in size and has a Granny Flat newly added Cattle yards: Well maintained and constructed of steel posts and lancewood rails with branding facilities, loading ramp and 200hd capacity. Paddocks & Fencing: Gamma is fenced into several main paddocks of 3-barb construction and ring-lock & barb. Electric fencing has been extensively used to subdivide these paddocks for rotational grazing and in total there is 20 paddocks plus permanent holding paddocks. Fencing is maintained in good condition. Water: Gamma is well watered by 3 bores and two dams. Using 2 inch poly pipe the bores are reticulated to 7 troughs. The homestead is supplied via bore water. The largest dam is often used for recreational purposes. Comment: The current owners have identified, and documented some of Gamma's ecological value (birds & wildlife list available). Gamma has the additional ability to be of interest to tourists and, being close to Charters Towers and all weather access to the Flinders Highway, a tourism business could be developed. Gamma has significant aspects of interest and possibly sufficient to support a Farm Stay business with both a cattle industry and ecological focus. The rocky platform overlooking the dam and the red rocky bluffs abound with Rock Wallabies, numerous birds, lizards and native flora. There is significant variety of land types to provide a diverse ecological experience.

Recent rain – four inches.! Green grass – plenty of feed. Location: 22km west of Charters Towers along the Flinders Highway with about 1.5km gravel road to the property entrance. Area & Tenure: 1382ha (3413acres). Gamma Holding Lot 11 DV601 on PH 11/4293. Lease expiry 31.3.2017. The lease renewal application has been submitted to DERM and no renewal problems are expected. See attached letter. Rates: $2706pa Land Rental: $621/qtr Country: Gamma consists of a mix of red soil to alluvial creek frontage and gravelly ridge country timbered by Ironbark, Bloodwood, Box, Wattle and Lancewood. The property has been very well managed. Gamma is an outstanding example of good pasture health and species diversity. Typical pastures include healthy stands of Blue Grasses, Forest Mitchell, Green Panic, Buffel, Black Spear, Urachloa, Indian Couch, Wynn Cassia and extensive Seca & Verano Stylo coverage. Carrying capacity: Currently Gamma is used to trade and value-add cattle which are commonly sourced from the weekly Charters Towers Sale. Annual turnover is around 3-400hd with weight gains in the order of 0.4kg/hd/day on a 365day basis. The class of cattle varies considerably from light-medium weight heifers grown to live export weights, cows value-added to slaughter weights and cows & calves. The property is also capable of growing steers. The present owners practise ‘cell grazing’ with cattle rotation around the 20 paddocks throughout the year. This ‘graze and rest’ management practise, coupled with a stocking rate matched to season ensures sound and predictable cattle performance. A feature of this ‘graze and rest’ management is the comprehensive grass coverage/composition and its impact on erosion. PMAV: Gamma has a PMAV in place for 365ha (approx 900acres) Improvements: The Gamma homestead is a lowset, 4-bedroom home with open plan dining, lounge and kitchen with verandas on two sides and is set in a tidy garden with views to the east. The homestead complex has a large 3-bay lockable machinery shed, is about 220sqm in size and has a Granny Flat newly added Cattle yards: Well maintained and constructed of steel posts and lancewood rails with branding facilities, loading ramp and 200hd capacity. Paddocks & Fencing: Gamma is fenced into several main paddocks of 3-barb construction and ring-lock & barb. Electric fencing has been extensively used to subdivide these paddocks for rotational grazing and in total there is 20 paddocks plus permanent holding paddocks. Fencing is maintained in good condition. Water: Gamma is well watered by 3 bores and two dams. Using 2 inch poly pipe the bores are reticulated to 7 troughs. The homestead is supplied via bore water. The largest dam is often used for recreational purposes. Comment: The current owners have identified, and documented some of Gamma’s ecological value (birds & wildlife list available). Gamma has the additional ability to be of interest to tourists and, being close to Charters Towers and all weather access to the Flinders Highway, a tourism business could be developed. Gamma has significant aspects of interest and possibly sufficient to support a Farm Stay business with both a cattle industry and ecological focus. The rocky platform overlooking the dam and the red rocky bluffs abound with Rock Wallabies, numerous birds, lizards and native flora. There is significant variety of land types to provide a diverse ecological experience. Inspection Times Contact agent for details

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