Approximately 10,000 acres of Burdekin prime grazing land only 10 minutes from Home Hill. Leichardt Downs is only a little over an hours drive to Townsville and the live cattle export port for North Qld and close to saleyards and meatworks. The property has been in the current family for 40 years having had extensive clearing and pasture improvement with applications of Seca, Verano, Buffalo and Flinders as well as the excellent varieties of natural grasses which thrive on the rich fertile plains of the property.
The property currently carries approximately 1850 head of cattle but its real potential is the future possibilities for extensive agriculture including sugar cane etc. Because of the suitable soils and the proximity to the Sunwater current and planned water for Bowen distribution system the prospect of a Sunwater allocation is a possibility.
The property contains four lots – Lot 107 2022.03ha, Lot 108 1883.76ha, Lot 2 178.76ha and Lot 5 17310m2.
The two main lots are 107 and 108 which are approximately 5,000 acres each and could be operated separately or as a whole.
Lot 108 has approximately 4km of frontage to the Elliot Sunwater irrigation distribution channel which makes the prospect of a water allocation feasible for the large quantity of arable land on it. Water supply for cattle is catered for by dams, 8 concrete troughs and 8 windmills. Ergon power runs along the boundary and the steel and timber yards have a 1000 head capacity with excellent tree shading. They also include race, Warrick cattle crush, drafting pound, calf cradle, loading ramp and water trough. Lot 108 is divided into 3 paddocks and 2 holding paddocks. Fences are 3 barg and all in good condition.
The homestead block 107 has a large 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom and 3 toilet Queenslander with sleepout and front verandah. Nearby is the horse yards and the men’s quarters with shower and toilet. There is a second one bedroom home with sleepout, kitchen, dining and lounge room.
There is a 8 bay shed with power, partly concreted and enclosed as well as a hay shed, machinery and saddle shed. The yards here are of steel and timber construction and will carry approximately 600 head. They too include race, Warwick cattle crush, drafting pound, calf cradle, loading ramp, water trough and have excellent tree shade. This block is divided into 5 paddocks and 3 holding paddocks with all fences 3 barb and in good condition.
The whole property is locked in with white zone with PMAV and has no clearing restrictions. It is less than 1 km from bitumen road at the entrance and has bus service from a pick up about 3km from the house to schools in Home Hill. It is a highly productive property with excellent returns and well recognised as a fattening and breeding block.