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Pomona Road, Toobanna

Coastal grazing Ingham

$1.35 M

ID #94231

Land Size

180.97 hectares

Property Description

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Henry Slaney

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The Pomona 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 the bitumen Pomona Road, which in-turn comes off the Bruce Highway approximately 10km south from town of Ingham and 95km north of Townsville. The property 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

Area: 180.97ha (approx 446.99acres)

 Rainfall:

Average 2166mm pa.

The feature of the Pomona Road property is the potential 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 Barnes family ownership since 1996 the property has been operated as a Cane farm with varied success. There is approximately 160acres in the NW corner which is relatively flood free and has successfully grown sugar cane … the balance to varying degrees is flood prone.

Infrastructure:

There is little in the way of infrastructure …

The owner has excavated large drainage channels and a substantial pumping system to drain water from the paddocks. There is no paddock fencing but there are two very large elevated shed pads with an array of sheds and shipping containers in poor condition. These ‘platforms could provide locations on which other future infrastructure is built.

Elevated roads have been constructed thus enabling vehicle transit across the property and long the boundary fence with The Fairley Property on the southern side.

Country:

This is a natural flood plain covered by Hymenachne and Paragrass. Additional pasture options might include Pangola Grass in the less flood prone areas.

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 close proximity to the property.

Water:

There are drainage channels from which cattle water requirement could be met. The Ingham area is in a 2000mm annual rainfall belt.

Livestock & carrying capacity:

Due to the previous farming enterprise the cattle carrying capacity is unknown however, an estimate based on similar country stocking rates could suggest a sustainable carrying capacity of approximately 400 adult equivalents (AE) depending on season, once fully pastured. It is important to adhere to cattle entry weight of 300kg + as mature cattle are required for this wetter country.

The property will need to be destocked pre-wet season (Nov-Dec) every year and then restocked post-wet season in about April … these exit and restock dates vary depending on length and amount of rainfall.

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 Pomona 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 the bitumen Pomona Road, which in-turn comes off the Bruce Highway approximately 10km south from town of Ingham and 95km north of Townsville. The property 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

Area: 180.97ha (approx 446.99acres)

 Rainfall:

Average 2166mm pa.

The feature of the Pomona Road property is the potential 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 Barnes family ownership since 1996 the property has been operated as a Cane farm with varied success. There is approximately 160acres in the NW corner which is relatively flood free and has successfully grown sugar cane … the balance to varying degrees is flood prone.

Infrastructure:

There is little in the way of infrastructure …

The owner has excavated large drainage channels and a substantial pumping system to drain water from the paddocks. There is no paddock fencing but there are two very large elevated shed pads with an array of sheds and shipping containers in poor condition. These ‘platforms could provide locations on which other future infrastructure is built.

Elevated roads have been constructed thus enabling vehicle transit across the property and long the boundary fence with The Fairley Property on the southern side.

Country:

This is a natural flood plain covered by Hymenachne and Paragrass. Additional pasture options might include Pangola Grass in the less flood prone areas.

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 close proximity to the property.

Water:

There are drainage channels from which cattle water requirement could be met. The Ingham area is in a 2000mm annual rainfall belt.

Livestock & carrying capacity:

Due to the previous farming enterprise the cattle carrying capacity is unknown however, an estimate based on similar country stocking rates could suggest a sustainable carrying capacity of approximately 400 adult equivalents (AE) depending on season, once fully pastured. It is important to adhere to cattle entry weight of 300kg + as mature cattle are required for this wetter country.

The property will need to be destocked pre-wet season (Nov-Dec) every year and then restocked post-wet season in about April … these exit and restock dates vary depending on length and amount of rainfall.

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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