48,408Ha which is entirely used for grazing. There is also a 1,330Ha stock route through the property.
512mm average per annum
The “Boongoondoo” aggregation comprises the leasehold land parcel “Boogoondoo” and adjoining freehold land parcel “Strasburg”.
The Boongoondoo and Strasburg aggregation has a layout as follows:
- 19 main paddocks for cattle grazing
- 4 holding paddocks
- 30 kms of laneways
- 2 main sets of cattle yards
The properties generally comprise mixed soft desert forest broken by creek channels and flats, which are generally associated with gidyea and brigalow scrub.
Vegetation & Soils
Boongoondoo aggregation is made up of the following vegetation across the property:
|Developed brigalow scrub||723|
|Developed Gidyea scrub||2,168|
|Dev Ironbark/box forest||2,123|
|Dev Ironbark/box/gum forest||2,890|
|Inferior spinifex & heartleaf||263|
The property also has 1,330 hectares of stock route running through it.
Approximately 27,000 Ha (55%) consists of soft desert forest with box, ironbark and patches of scrubby brigalow/gidyea/dead finish. Mainly grassed with forest mitchell and other native species. Around 2,123 Ha of this country type, has been pulled and seeded to buffel.
Approximately 7,390 Ha (15%) is brigalow scrub with box, sandalwood, blackbutt and yapunyah, broken by narrow forest ridges and watercourses, with some gidyea. Around 787 Ha of this country has been pulled and is well developed to buffel.
Approximately 4,204 (9%) on Boongoondoo (western side) is gidyea and brigalow scrub, with some coolibah, on clay soils and is associated with the Dry Alice drainage system. Around 2,168 ha has been pulled and is well developed to buffel.
The balance of the country (20%) is poorer quality desert forest on sandier soils, timbered with ironbark, box, desert oak and gum. spinifex and forest mitchell pastures. Around 2,890 Ha pulled and seeded to buffel. There are small areas of Bendee/Lancewood rocky slopes and ridges on the eastern end of Boongoondoo.
Certified PMAV’s (Property Map of Assessable Vegetation) registered on title for cleared country.
Livestock Carrying Capacity
The Year-In-Year-Out (YIYO) carrying capacity is 4,200 Adult Equivalent (AE) cattle in normal seasons
There is a range of water infrastructure across the property to carry out the grazing activities. A summary is outlined below:
|Tanks – 5/10k||35|
|Tanks – 20/50k||2|
|Pumps – Solar||10|
|Pumps – Elect/Diesel GS||4|
|Pumps – Windmills||6|
Most dams were cleaned out in 2015 and water tanks, troughs and dams are in good order.
Approximately 90% of the property is covered by watering points 3 km radius apart.
Natural waters also include a near permanent waterhole at the homestead.
The fencing used across Boongoondoo consists of predominately 3 barbed wire fencing with some boundary fencing 4 barbed with steel posts. The boundary fences are in good order with most built or renewed in recent years. The internally fences are virtually new with only a few kilometres still to replace.
Buildings & structures
There are 10 buildings and structures across Boongoondoo and Strasburg including dwellings, storage and structures for management of the livestock operations on the property.
The cattle herd currently running on Boongoondoo are a quality Santa Gertrudis breeding herd, that have some Droughtmaster and Red Brahman infusion.
Boongoondoo is breeding country and each year steer weaners, cull cows and heifers are sold. Long term average weaning percentage is approximately 70%.
As at 30 June 2019, Boongoondoo was carrying 2,409 head of cattle and 30 horses (approximately) which are included in the sale.
Plant & equipment
The plant and equipment on Boongoondoo is sufficient and suitable for a commercial breeding property of this size. All plant is included in the sale.
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