Cattle Breeding & Backgrounding
(also set up for sheep & wool production)

9009 Illfracombe Aramac Road, Aramac, QLD 4725

Powella (which includes “Tuaburra”) is situated 22.5 kilometres
(by road) west of Aramac.

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Size

45,163Ha which is entirely used for grazing.

Rainfall

424mm average per annum

Property Description

The “Powella/Tuaburra” property aggregation consists of seven (7) freehold titles and one (1) state lease.

The property has a layout as follows:

  • 37 paddocks
  • 2 main cattle yards

Vegetation & Soils

The Powella/Tuaburra aggregation is made up of the following vegetation across the property:

Type % Hectares
Downs 80.3 38,040
Alluvial Flats 8.6 4,094
Stock Route 4.6 2,200
Gidyea scrub 5.3 2,510
Pulled Gidyea 1.1 520
Total 100.0 47,364

This includes  an estimated 2,200ha of country in the stock route that runs east to west through Powella.

Approximately 38,040ha (84%) is open to lightly shaded mitchell grass downs. The southern and eastern portions comprise 22,245ha of open gently undulating downs, with the north-western portion (mainly on Tuaburra) being 15,205ha undulating mitchell grass downs with areas of semi-open boree, broken by lighter sandstone ridges with vine tree, sandalwood and whitewood, with heavier buffel influence, intersected by coolibah lined creek channels/floodplains, mainly along Cockatoo Creek. Around 590ha of open plains located on the Special Lease (Reserve).

Approximately 4,094ha (9%) creek channels and floodplains, with coolibah and gidyea to open floodout areas with lignum and swamp wilga. Associated with Aramac Creek, with Bullock and BelItopper Creeks on the eastern end. Includes approximately 355ha on the Special Lease. This Creek system runs east to west through the southern/central portion of the property.

Approximately 3,030ha (7%) gidyea scrub to woodland, with some boree, in 2 main patches, on either side of Aramac Creek, with around 945ha on the Special Lease. Around 520ha has been pulled and developed to buffel pasture.

An additional estimated 2,200ha of fenced in Stock Route is grazed in conjunction with the aggregation and includes around 100ha of gidyea scrub, 1,550ha of open downs/plains and 550ha Aramac Creek floodplains and channels.

The soils are grey and brown cracking clays to alluvial clays. The pastures are predominately mitchell, bull mitchell, flinders, buffel and seasonal herbages.

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 4,500 Adult Equivalent (AE) cattle in normal seasons.

Water Infrastructure

There is a range of good water infrastructure across the properties to carry out the grazing activities. A summary is outlined below:

Type Number
Dams 4
Artesian Bores 3
Bores 1
Tanks – 5/10k 40
Troughs 60
Pumps – Elect/Diesel GS 2
Poly lines 122.6 km
Bore drains 33.9km

There are another 3 off property artesian bores from which Powella gets water – a total of 6 flowing bores (3 owned + 3 neighbours – Leichardt/Glenample/Marathon). The partnership has an equitable interest in the Marathon artesian bore (Myrtle Farm) through membership of the Marathon Bore Water Group Agreement by owning grazing land in the defined bore area.

The property is very well watered and is considered to be above the district average. More than 80% of this property aggregation is covered by watering points with a 3km radius. Continued water development is on-going and a further $100,000 spent would have 3km water circles on 100% of the properties.

In the centre of the property, bore drains, mostly serve these paddocks.

 

Fences

Fencing used along the boundaries of Powella is mostly 2 barb and ring lock, with 7 kilometres 4 barb and 21 kilometres of dog fence.
All internal fencing is 2 barb and ring lock and 4 plain or 3 barb.

A total of 34km of the northern side boundary with Glenample is currently being replaced with plans in place to also replace 10km of the Summer Hill Boundary and a further 24km of internal 3 barb fencing in the current budget cycle.

Buildings & structures

There are 27 buildings and structures across Powella including dwellings, storage and structures for management of the livestock operations on the property. There are two woolsheds in working order on the properties.

Cattle Herd

The cattle herd are a quality Santa Gertrudis commercial breeding herd, that have some Droughtmaster and Red Brahman infusion. In addition, a small stud of Santa Gertrudis Cows, stud Sires plus grower bulls is also operated on Powella.

Powella is a breeding and backgrounding property. Cull Heifers are sold into the domestic cattle market and cull cows and bulls are sold to meat processors. Steers are sold as feeder steers to domestic feedlots further east. Weaning percentage ranges between 70% and 80% depending on the season.

As at 30 June 2019, Powella was carrying 466 head of cattle and 3 horses (approximately) which are included in the sale.

Plant & equipment

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

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