Ray White Rural Townsville
NORTH QUEENSLAND BREEDER COUNTRY
- Land: 65,300 ha (161,360 acres)
Gregory Range is a large forest cattle breeding property located on the southern water shed of the Great Dividing Range on the Gregory Tableland forming the Headwaters of the Woolgar River within the northern Mitchell Grass Downs region of Queensland.
Approximately 140km north of the Town of Richmond, with Hughenden 115km and Charters Towers 350km to the east. Richmond provides retail trading and essential amenities and the Dalrymple Saleyards are located in Charters Towers.
AREA & TENURE
65,300ha (161,291 acres)
PTA Lot 1 CHL 843256:PT PH 23/5401Heath Holdings: Par Hampstead, Heath
PTB Lot 1 CHL 843256:PH 23/5401
County: Chudleigh Parish: Heath
Term of Lease 50 years commenced 01/01/1985 Expires 31/12/2034
Local Authority: Large portion in Richmond Shire, balance in Etheridge Shire
Title Reference: 17667176
Rates: $1870 per annum
Twice weekly mail service, STD telephone, facsimile and data provisions.
Gregory Range would receive approx 600 – 700 mm annually. The rain falls mainly from storms late in the year or from monsoonal influences early the following year.
Average to good quality breeding country in the south and east, generally steep to inaccessible gorge country in the central and south west and fair to average forest in the north. The southern portion of the property is where the better country is located, timbered by Yellow Jacket, Ironbark, Bloodwood over deep red earth typically grassed with White Spear, Kangaroo and Wire Grass with patches of Indian Couch along with introduced grasses and stylos including seca and Eurochloa.
The central portion comprises of steeply sloping rough hills and gorges generally inaccessible through the gorge area and lightly carrying through the balance. The Northern portion is a mix of red soil tableland, sandy heath country and steeply sloping fair forest range country. The central and northern portions of the property are largely underdeveloped.
The property remains largely in a natural state with only minor areas having been cleared including fence lines and dam sites.
Structural improvements on Gregory Range are limited to donga style living quarters and 1 mustering hut (Heath Hut) in the northern portion. Donga 1 contains kitchen, living dining and bedroom and donga 2 contain 4 single room living quarters kitchen, living/dining. Heath Hut is a fair quality semi enclosed mustering hut/shelter.
There are 2 sets of cattle yards at Gregory Range.
Modern mixed panel yards comprises receiving yard, yarding up yard, forcing yard, 6 way draft pound, 3 drafting yards, waiting pen to two panel race and crush/head bale and 2 panel timber loading ramp, calf yard to three panel race to calf cradle. These yards provide good function and utility and are well contrasted and provide the property with mustering facilities in the southern portion.
Portable panel yards located in the eastern portion of the property. Comprising of receiving yard, backyard/yarding up, forcing yard, 4 way race draft with crows nest. 3 drafting yards, calf yard with race to branding cradle and race to steel portable loading ramp.
The property is divided into 8 main paddocks and several holding paddocks. The majority of the eastern boundary is fenced and a portion of the northern boundary is fenced, however the southern, western and balance of the northern boundaries are not fenced. These boundaries have natural barriers and therefore do not require fencing.
Typically the fencing comprises of 3 or 4 barb wire, steel posts and 15 metre panel.
There is approximately 60 km of internal fencing and laneway systems.
Gregory Range is provided with natural supplies from semi permanent swamps in the southern portion and springs through the central portion gorge country through the Woolgar River system, however this water is difficult to access.
In addition to the limited natural supplies, there are 9 permanent and semi permanent dams and reticulated pipeline supplied via Davies Dam.
Davies Dam is a large walk-in dam, approx 20,000m³ equipped with Southern Cross Diesel engine and pump. Davies dam supplies domestic supply together with 50mm pipeline network as follows:
Bloodwood Dam: Small dam – approx 500m³, supplied via a 2km branch line pipeline to ironwood yards.
Ironwood Water: Trough in Ironwood Paddock supplied via approx 3 km pipeline on Bloodwood Dam line which has an additional branch line to a trough at Ironwood Yards.
Zables Line: Supplies 2 troughs at Zabes yards via 6 km pipeline to a shared trough in double Swamp and Zables Paddock together with a 2km branch line to a shared trough in Zabes Paddock and trough in Zabes Yards.
Additional Waters include
Double Swamp: Permanent supply approx 10,000m³, natural depression dammed and enlarged.
Boundary Swamp: Semi permanent supply – approx 5,000m³, small natural swamp enlarged.
Wattle Dam: Semi permanent supply approx 2,000m³
Woolgar Dam: Considered permanent in normal season – approx 5,000m³, small dam adjacent to eastern boundary.
Brumby Dam: Semi permanent supply – approx 2,000m³
Red Dam: Newly constructed – approx 15,000m³ permanent supply.
White Dam Lasts normal season approx 2,000m³, small dam towards the northern portion of the property.
Heath Dam Lasts normal season – approx 5,000m³ adjacent to Heath Hut in northern portion.
Gregory Range is currently carrying approx 1500 cattle including approx 1200 breeders.
These cattle are being offered with the property on an under or over basis. The Vendor will muster the cattle and count over to the purchaser who will pay only for the cattle counted at a pre determined price which will be market value.
For further information or inspection details contact
KEVIN CURRIE 0428 149 760
JOHN SOUTAR 0429 770 018
RAY WHITE RURAL TOWNSVILLE 07 4721 2000
65,300 ha / 161,360 acres
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