Cattle Breeding
& Backgrounding

1893 Degulla Road, Alpha, QLD 4724

Hobartville is located approximately 50km north west
of Alpha and 70km north east of Jericho.

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55,800Ha of which 34,903Ha is used for grazing. The balance is fenced out county affected by Heartleaf.


550mm average per annum

Property Description

The property comprises one (1) term lease pastoral lease which is situated over Hobartville Pastoral Holding.

The property has a layout as follows:

  • 27 main paddocks
  • 2 main cattle yards
  • 26 km of laneways

Vegetation & Soils

Hobartville is made up of the following vegetation across the property:

Type Hectares
Box forest 157
Bendee/Lancewood ranges 12,437
Fair quality ironbark forest 14,867
Pulled box forest 5,330
Inferior forest with heartleaf 4,228
Pulled brigalow scrub 3,014
Poor sandy forest 5,600
Pulled ironbark forest 2,497
Inferior ironbark forest 5,398
Brigalow scrub 2,272
Total 55,800

The majority of Hobartville (31%) comprises of fair quality ironbark forest with box, ironwood, desert oak and some gum. Broken by softer box/ironbark/blue gum creek flats and hollows. Grassed with forest mitchell, black spear and buffel. Located in the central portion, around 2,497 Ha has been pulled, partly burnt and seeded to buffel and seca.

A further 22% is rough lancewood/bendee ridges, slopes and ranges located mainly on the western side, with around 1,057 Ha on the eastern boundary.

Additionally 10% is inferior ironbark and scrubby brigalow/gidyea patches and located off Lagoon Creek in the eastern central part of Hobartville. The majority of this area, around 5,330ha, has been pulled, partly burnt and well developed to buffel pasture. Blade ploughing totals approximately 2,079ha to date being an estimated 1,000ha of pulled Brigalow with the balance of ploughing Box/ironbark.

Another 10% of Hobartville is comprised of inferior ironbark, quinine, bloodwood, ti-tree forest on white sandy soils, growing mainly spinifex and white spear grass. Located in scattered patches on the western and eastern sides of the property. A further 10% is poorer quality ironbark forest with desert oak, cypress pine, gum and some box. Mainly spinifex and white spear grass pastures.

The balance of Hobartville is comprised of 9% Brigalow scrub with wilga, bauhinia, box, blackbird, sandalwood and gidyea. Associated with Lagoon Creek, in the eastern central area of the property. Areas of melon hole influence. Around 3,014ha has been pulled, partly burnt and well established to buffel pastures. The remaining 8% is comprised of Inferior red sandy forest with yellow jack, wattle, quinine, ironbark and heartleaf poison. Located in scattered patches on the western and eastern sides.

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 4,350 Adult Equivalent (AE) cattle in normal seasons.

Water Infrastructure

There is a range of water infrastructure across the property. A summary is outlined below:

Type Number
Dams 23
Bores 10
Tanks 26
Troughs 65
Pumps – Solar 11
Pumps – Elect/GS 4
Poly lines 25.6 km

There is significant water infrastructure across the property with significant investment evident and only a few further watering points constructed would give the usable country full water coverage. Storage tanks, bores, dams and troughs are in very good order.

More than 90% of the useable country is covered by watering points with a 3km radius (excluding the fenced out heartleaf areas).

Natural waters include 2 permanent waterholes in Lagoon Creek and a spring in the rougher unused country on the western side of Hobartville.


The fencing used across Hobartville consists of predominately 4 barbed boundary fencing and 3 barbed internal fencing and holding paddocks.

The waters are 95% fenced with 4 barb fencing. The trap yards into the holding paddocks use 4 rail spears in and out. There have been upgrades to steel traps and strainers in the last 4 years.

Internal fencing comprises around 90% 3 barbs and steel picket fencing, with 4 barbs in holding squares and trap spears, being in good condition. Balance old 2 barb with 2 or 4 plain wires, on wood posts, in poor condition. Subdivided into 23 main paddocks, holding paddocks, with an extensive laneway system feeding to the Cattle Yard.

The property has had significant fencing improvements undertaken with much of the fencing on the property upgraded in the last 15 years. Approximately 30 – 40km of older fencing is all that remains across the property.

Buildings & structures

There are 4 buildings and structures across Hobartville including dwellings, storage and structures for management of the livestock operations on the property.

Cattle Herd

The cattle herd currently running on Hobartville are a quality Santa Gertrudis breeding herd, that have some Droughtmaster and Red Brahman infusion.

Hobartville is a breeding and backgrounding property that produces approximately 1,500 to 2,000 weaners per annum. Feeder steers are sold on to the open market using AuctionsPlus. Cows are sold to meat processors.

As at 30 June 2019, Hobartville was carrying 3,737 head of cattle and 5 horses (approximately) which are included in the sale.

Plant & equipment

The plant and equipment on Hobartville is sufficient and suitable for a commercial breeding property of this size. All plant is included in the sale.

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