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Vanlee Station, Georgetown

Large scale calf factory.... with significant production upside Georgetown

$8.0M including Cattle & Plant

ID #9114

Land Size

96609 hectares

Property Description

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

Henry Slaney

  • T: 07 4787 1811
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  • AH: 07 4787 2985

Location:  Vanlee is well located being approx 75 km North-east of Georgetown and 104 km west of Mt Surprise with access via a council maintained gravel road. The station is also situated approx 250km SW of Atherton, 330 km SW of Mareeba, 420 km East of Karumba and 500 km north of Hughenden.

Services:  Vanlee has direct access, via 60km gravel road, to the east-west bitumen Savannah highway, linking Cairns to Normanton. Services include a twice-weekly mail service to the homestead from Mt Surprise, rural power, telephone, satellite television and broadband internet. An all-weather air strip is located near the homestead complex. Georgetown has a population of approximately 200 people and supports a hospital, motels, hotels, government and all basic food, produce and fuel supplies. A State School offering weekly boarding facilities from Grade 1 to Grade 10 is available.

Van Lee has convenient proximity to important markets such as Mareeba & Charters Towers Saleyards, Karumba and Townsville live export ports, JBS Townsville abattoirs and grass fattening on the Atherton Tablelands and northern coastal pastures.  

Area/Tenure:  96,609 ha (238,720ac) Pastoral Holding.  

Country:  At almost 240,000 acres, Vanlee has a broad range in topography, and soil and vegetation types and includes fertile creek and river frontage country running from the Einasleigh River and other creeks out to red basalt ridges. The double frontages to Parallel Creek, Martins, Dickson, Two Mile, Bullock and Cattle Creeks add value in terms of season waters and nutritious grazing for much of the season. Spread throughout the property are several springs which again serve to spread livestock throughout the property. Broadly speaking Vanlee has large areas of red soils, small patches of black soil, and substantial areas of low sandy ridges and decomposed granite country. Range country surrounds Vanlee on the northern and southern boundaries.

The Einasleigh River tracks north-west for approximately 35km through the property and splits it about 70% north and 30% south of the river. Vanlee is timbered with Ironbark, Bloodwood, Beefwood, Box, Eucalypt, White Mimosa, Breadfruit, Ironwood, the occasional Lancewood ridge and low growing shrubs. A large body of Black Spear grass, and a good balance of Forest Mitchell and scrub browse all combine with a smaller presence of Seca and Townsville stylos and Urochloa to give Vanlee substantial carrying capacity.

The big opportunity in all this country is the vigorous introduction of Stylo pastures.

Van Lee has no known noxious plants that are a threat to livestock. Rubber Vine is present in creeks and rivers.

The homestead, sheds and principle access roads are located on the southern portion of Vanlee. Due to the geographic location of the Einasleigh River where most of the property is situated to the north of the river, it is necessary to locate tools, vehicles, materials across the river if work is to continue during the wet season. The Einasleigh is a large and wide river and runs parallel to Parallel Creek so collectively they run a large amount of water for a long time, in normal seasons. There are two sets of cattle yards north of the river, one of which has road train access via Mt Surprise.

 Rainfall:  Annual rainfall approx 750mm. 

 Infrastructure:  Homestead: Older but comfortable, 4-bedroom, air-conditioned homestead with separate detached kitchen which is located beside the homestead. It is set in a well-shaded, easy care garden with established trees and lawn. The homestead complex is located on the banks of the Einasleigh River with water drawn from the river using electric Jet pump.

Located adjacent complex is an RFDS approved 1000m airstrip.

Donga: air-conditioned

Cottage: The 2-bedroom workers cottage is a highset timber and iron dwelling with kitchen, upstairs veranda and open area underneath. The cottage is located adjacent to the main homestead within a separate enclosed fenced area.

Sheds:  Three main sheds – 30m x 10m machinery shed and workshop, 25 x 20 machinery storage shed, and a Hay shed.

Fencing:  There are seven main paddocks and six holding paddocks. The House yards have weaner tailing laneways. Boundary fence sound and all internal fences under 12 years old, constructed of 3-barb and 4-barb with steel pickets.

A 60km 3-barb, new fencing programme has commenced in November 2017. The intention is the subdivide some existing larger paddocks into five smaller paddocks thus providing greater herd control and to facilitate pasture spelling as required.

Yards:  There are three sets of cattle yards…

  • Homestead yards – 1200hd capacity, constructed of steel and timber
  • Black soil yards – 600hd capacity, mainly portable panel construction
  • Queeko yards – 600hd capacity, portable panels. There is a comfortable camp setup with flush toilet, hot water, kitchen and airstrip.

All yards have branding cradles, vet crush, loading ramps with both Homestead and Queeko yards having Road-train access.

Waters:  There is permanent water along the Einasleigh River and Parallel Creek and semi-permanent waterholes along Red River.  There are 28 dams, 13 springs  and 10 bores on Vanlee.

All livestock bores are equipped with solar panels and submersible pumps and pump to an elevated poly tank for gravity fed water supply to troughs. Most bores are in the 45m +/- range and are pumping 600 -1200gals/hr. There are shallower and higher volume bores. The abundance of springs around Vanlee does leave open the possibility of establishing more bores as required.

The location of bores and solar infrastructure, is such that each can be extended with polypipe and then gravity fed to new areas as the fencing programme develops. The 2017/18 fencing programme will create an additional five paddocks, so the water plan will flow in concert.

Carrying Capacity:  Under its current development the property will comfortably run 5000 breeding females. Vendor estimates carrying capacity of 7000 breeders (including replacement heifers) with further development.

A moderate Seca Stylo seeding programme has been ongoing at Vanlee for several years. It is acknowledged, and DPI documented that the introduction of substantial levels of Stylo will lift carrying capacity, weight gains and calving rates considerably. See attached DPI reference.

Cattle:  The herd consists of good quality, high grade Brahman cross cattle. Included, with the sale will be …

  • Breeders & No.6 heifers – 2200 head
  • Heifers – No.6 joined
  • Bulls – 70 head
  • Progeny – unweaned calves given in

 Plant & Equipment: Contact Agent


 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.

 

                                                                    

Location:  Vanlee is well located being approx 75 km North-east of Georgetown and 104 km west of Mt Surprise with access via a council maintained gravel road. The station is also situated approx 250km SW of Atherton, 330 km SW of Mareeba, 420 km East of Karumba and 500 km north of Hughenden.

Services:  Vanlee has direct access, via 60km gravel road, to the east-west bitumen Savannah highway, linking Cairns to Normanton. Services include a twice-weekly mail service to the homestead from Mt Surprise, rural power, telephone, satellite television and broadband internet. An all-weather air strip is located near the homestead complex. Georgetown has a population of approximately 200 people and supports a hospital, motels, hotels, government and all basic food, produce and fuel supplies. A State School offering weekly boarding facilities from Grade 1 to Grade 10 is available.

Van Lee has convenient proximity to important markets such as Mareeba & Charters Towers Saleyards, Karumba and Townsville live export ports, JBS Townsville abattoirs and grass fattening on the Atherton Tablelands and northern coastal pastures.  

Area/Tenure:  96,609 ha (238,720ac) Pastoral Holding.  

Country:  At almost 240,000 acres, Vanlee has a broad range in topography, and soil and vegetation types and includes fertile creek and river frontage country running from the Einasleigh River and other creeks out to red basalt ridges. The double frontages to Parallel Creek, Martins, Dickson, Two Mile, Bullock and Cattle Creeks add value in terms of season waters and nutritious grazing for much of the season. Spread throughout the property are several springs which again serve to spread livestock throughout the property. Broadly speaking Vanlee has large areas of red soils, small patches of black soil, and substantial areas of low sandy ridges and decomposed granite country. Range country surrounds Vanlee on the northern and southern boundaries.

The Einasleigh River tracks north-west for approximately 35km through the property and splits it about 70% north and 30% south of the river. Vanlee is timbered with Ironbark, Bloodwood, Beefwood, Box, Eucalypt, White Mimosa, Breadfruit, Ironwood, the occasional Lancewood ridge and low growing shrubs. A large body of Black Spear grass, and a good balance of Forest Mitchell and scrub browse all combine with a smaller presence of Seca and Townsville stylos and Urochloa to give Vanlee substantial carrying capacity.

The big opportunity in all this country is the vigorous introduction of Stylo pastures.

Van Lee has no known noxious plants that are a threat to livestock. Rubber Vine is present in creeks and rivers.

The homestead, sheds and principle access roads are located on the southern portion of Vanlee. Due to the geographic location of the Einasleigh River where most of the property is situated to the north of the river, it is necessary to locate tools, vehicles, materials across the river if work is to continue during the wet season. The Einasleigh is a large and wide river and runs parallel to Parallel Creek so collectively they run a large amount of water for a long time, in normal seasons. There are two sets of cattle yards north of the river, one of which has road train access via Mt Surprise.

 Rainfall:  Annual rainfall approx 750mm. 

 Infrastructure:  Homestead: Older but comfortable, 4-bedroom, air-conditioned homestead with separate detached kitchen which is located beside the homestead. It is set in a well-shaded, easy care garden with established trees and lawn. The homestead complex is located on the banks of the Einasleigh River with water drawn from the river using electric Jet pump.

Located adjacent complex is an RFDS approved 1000m airstrip.

Donga: air-conditioned

Cottage: The 2-bedroom workers cottage is a highset timber and iron dwelling with kitchen, upstairs veranda and open area underneath. The cottage is located adjacent to the main homestead within a separate enclosed fenced area.

Sheds:  Three main sheds – 30m x 10m machinery shed and workshop, 25 x 20 machinery storage shed, and a Hay shed.

Fencing:  There are seven main paddocks and six holding paddocks. The House yards have weaner tailing laneways. Boundary fence sound and all internal fences under 12 years old, constructed of 3-barb and 4-barb with steel pickets.

A 60km 3-barb, new fencing programme has commenced in November 2017. The intention is the subdivide some existing larger paddocks into five smaller paddocks thus providing greater herd control and to facilitate pasture spelling as required.

Yards:  There are three sets of cattle yards…

  • Homestead yards – 1200hd capacity, constructed of steel and timber
  • Black soil yards – 600hd capacity, mainly portable panel construction
  • Queeko yards – 600hd capacity, portable panels. There is a comfortable camp setup with flush toilet, hot water, kitchen and airstrip.

All yards have branding cradles, vet crush, loading ramps with both Homestead and Queeko yards having Road-train access.

Waters:  There is permanent water along the Einasleigh River and Parallel Creek and semi-permanent waterholes along Red River.  There are 28 dams, 13 springs  and 10 bores on Vanlee.

All livestock bores are equipped with solar panels and submersible pumps and pump to an elevated poly tank for gravity fed water supply to troughs. Most bores are in the 45m +/- range and are pumping 600 -1200gals/hr. There are shallower and higher volume bores. The abundance of springs around Vanlee does leave open the possibility of establishing more bores as required.

The location of bores and solar infrastructure, is such that each can be extended with polypipe and then gravity fed to new areas as the fencing programme develops. The 2017/18 fencing programme will create an additional five paddocks, so the water plan will flow in concert.

Carrying Capacity:  Under its current development the property will comfortably run 5000 breeding females. Vendor estimates carrying capacity of 7000 breeders (including replacement heifers) with further development.

A moderate Seca Stylo seeding programme has been ongoing at Vanlee for several years. It is acknowledged, and DPI documented that the introduction of substantial levels of Stylo will lift carrying capacity, weight gains and calving rates considerably. See attached DPI reference.

Cattle:  The herd consists of good quality, high grade Brahman cross cattle. Included, with the sale will be …

  • Breeders & No.6 heifers – 2200 head
  • Heifers – No.6 joined
  • Bulls – 70 head
  • Progeny – unweaned calves given in

 Plant & Equipment: Contact Agent


 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.

 

                                                                    

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