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McAusland Road, Toobanna

Excellent cattle fattening block Toobanna

$1 million bare

ID #94053

Land Size

134.68 hectares

Property Description

Interested in this listing or have any questions? Please contact using info below:

Henry Slaney

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The McAusland Road property offers opportunity for cattle fattening … with little cost. High stocking rates, no fertiliser, natural water, very little animal health inputs … and 0.5 – 1.0kg/day weight gains.

Location: The property access is via McAusland Road, which in-turn comes off the Bruce Highway approximately 5km south from town of Ingham and 95km north of Townsville. The property boundaries Cattle Creek with frontage for approximately 2.0km and accesses all the services of the Ingham township, population approx 4500 people. Schooling encompasses preschool, primary and secondary and the usual hospitals

Ingham is an historic town and supports the very well-established sugar industry and to a lesser degree beef cattle. Nearby are the beachside hamlets of Forrest Beach, and Lucinda offering the boatee close access to the Great Barrier Reef, Hinchinbrook Island and a multitude of fishing and sailing opportunities. Townsville is a vibrant city of approx 200,000 with diverse industry and opportunity for employment, business and higher education.

 Area & Tenure:

Freehold, Lot 15 on RP899184

Area: 134.68ha (approx 332.7acres)

Rainfall:

Average 2166mm pa.

The feature of the McAusland Road property is the simplicity. As a cattle trading or fattening property used in the post wet season period between April and December there is little to do other than watch them grow!

During the Fairley families ownership since 2015 the property has been operated in conjunction with their Pennas Road property. The breeding herd is retained at Pennas Road until the flood waters recede, in about April each year, then the herd is trucked to the McAusland Road property. The cattle remain until approximately Nov-December when sale cattle are sold and the balance trucked the short 5km distance back to Pennas Road.

Cattle are generally sold through Charters Towers saleyards or Townsville Meatworks.

Infrastructure:

There is little in the way of infrastructure … only cattle yards and fencing.

Cattle Yards:

A small set of portable panel yards are located on the property and include approx 60 panels and a loading ramp. The current owners remove and reinstall the portable yards at the end and start of each grazing season.

Fencing:

The property is just one large paddock with 3-barb fencing and water used for the boundary. Depending on the year (ie. How wet?) then the need for permanent fencing is flexible.

Country:

This is a natural flood plain of Cattle Creek and is 100% covered by Hymenachne and Paragrass. Note that 100% of the property floods. There are large, shaded areas timbered with Tea Trees and the area is punctuated by the odd lagoon which provides for the livestock water requirements.

The owners have excavated soil to create both an elevated passage allowing boundary fencing out of flood reach and, dry land for cattle and vehicles should out-of-season flooding occur.

It important to note the presence of estuarine crocodiles in Cattle Creek.

Water:

Livestock water requirements come entirely from the cattle creek frontage or lagoons within the property. The Ingham area is in a 2000mm annual rainfall belt.

 Livestock & carrying capacity:

The property is being offered Bare HOWEVER, there is a number of cattle (approx 150head) of high-quality Brangus Cows & progeny, plus 4 Brangus & Brahman Bulls, running on the property. All are available to purchase at market value.

Sustainable carrying capacity should be approximately 3-400 adult equivalents (AE) depending on season. The vendor has run approx 500 dry cattle on occasion in earlier years. It is important to adhere to cattle entry weight of 300kg + as mature cattle are required for this wetter country.

Agent Comment:

On the basis of a wet season destock, and dry season grazing, nowhere is there lower cost cattle production. The introduction of ‘terminal’ cattle suitable for the year-end turnoff markets in Townsville Live Export or Meatworks markets it could not be simpler.

Disclaimer: The above report has been prepared by Slaney & Co based on information supplied by the property owner and other credible sources. Every endeavour has been made to verify its accuracy. Whilst we trust the information to be correct, we make no warranties or guarantees and prospective purchasers must rely on their own enquiries & research.      © Copyright Slaney & Co

The McAusland Road property offers opportunity for cattle fattening … with little cost. High stocking rates, no fertiliser, natural water, very little animal health inputs … and 0.5 – 1.0kg/day weight gains.

Location: The property access is via McAusland Road, which in-turn comes off the Bruce Highway approximately 5km south from town of Ingham and 95km north of Townsville. The property boundaries Cattle Creek with frontage for approximately 2.0km and accesses all the services of the Ingham township, population approx 4500 people. Schooling encompasses preschool, primary and secondary and the usual hospitals

Ingham is an historic town and supports the very well-established sugar industry and to a lesser degree beef cattle. Nearby are the beachside hamlets of Forrest Beach, and Lucinda offering the boatee close access to the Great Barrier Reef, Hinchinbrook Island and a multitude of fishing and sailing opportunities. Townsville is a vibrant city of approx 200,000 with diverse industry and opportunity for employment, business and higher education.

 Area & Tenure:

Freehold, Lot 15 on RP899184

Area: 134.68ha (approx 332.7acres)

Rainfall:

Average 2166mm pa.

The feature of the McAusland Road property is the simplicity. As a cattle trading or fattening property used in the post wet season period between April and December there is little to do other than watch them grow!

During the Fairley families ownership since 2015 the property has been operated in conjunction with their Pennas Road property. The breeding herd is retained at Pennas Road until the flood waters recede, in about April each year, then the herd is trucked to the McAusland Road property. The cattle remain until approximately Nov-December when sale cattle are sold and the balance trucked the short 5km distance back to Pennas Road.

Cattle are generally sold through Charters Towers saleyards or Townsville Meatworks.

Infrastructure:

There is little in the way of infrastructure … only cattle yards and fencing.

Cattle Yards:

A small set of portable panel yards are located on the property and include approx 60 panels and a loading ramp. The current owners remove and reinstall the portable yards at the end and start of each grazing season.

Fencing:

The property is just one large paddock with 3-barb fencing and water used for the boundary. Depending on the year (ie. How wet?) then the need for permanent fencing is flexible.

Country:

This is a natural flood plain of Cattle Creek and is 100% covered by Hymenachne and Paragrass. Note that 100% of the property floods. There are large, shaded areas timbered with Tea Trees and the area is punctuated by the odd lagoon which provides for the livestock water requirements.

The owners have excavated soil to create both an elevated passage allowing boundary fencing out of flood reach and, dry land for cattle and vehicles should out-of-season flooding occur.

It important to note the presence of estuarine crocodiles in Cattle Creek.

Water:

Livestock water requirements come entirely from the cattle creek frontage or lagoons within the property. The Ingham area is in a 2000mm annual rainfall belt.

 Livestock & carrying capacity:

The property is being offered Bare HOWEVER, there is a number of cattle (approx 150head) of high-quality Brangus Cows & progeny, plus 4 Brangus & Brahman Bulls, running on the property. All are available to purchase at market value.

Sustainable carrying capacity should be approximately 3-400 adult equivalents (AE) depending on season. The vendor has run approx 500 dry cattle on occasion in earlier years. It is important to adhere to cattle entry weight of 300kg + as mature cattle are required for this wetter country.

Agent Comment:

On the basis of a wet season destock, and dry season grazing, nowhere is there lower cost cattle production. The introduction of ‘terminal’ cattle suitable for the year-end turnoff markets in Townsville Live Export or Meatworks markets it could not be simpler.

Disclaimer: The above report has been prepared by Slaney & Co based on information supplied by the property owner and other credible sources. Every endeavour has been made to verify its accuracy. Whilst we trust the information to be correct, we make no warranties or guarantees and prospective purchasers must rely on their own enquiries & research.      © Copyright Slaney & Co

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