"Holmleigh" Prairie Muttaburra Road, Prairie
Vendors moving East - Versatile breeding country! Livestock - Property ID: 918398
Vendors moving East. Versatile breeding country. Property extremely well watered.Good body of feed at present. Excellent cattle yards. Well fenced.Tick free.
Holmleigh consists of mainly red soil open forest country, black soil flats and pulled gidyea country. Timber types consist of Silver Gidyea, Iron Bark, Corkwood, Bloodwood, Beefwood, Bauhinia, Leopardwood and Boree. Grasses include Native Bluegrass, Mitchell, Flinders, Bull Mitchell, Buffel, Spinifex, Seca and Verano Stylos. Homeleigh is presently well grassed.
Most boundary fencing is in good condition, consisting of four barbs. The property is subdivided into nine paddocks with holding paddocks, all with waters.
Holmleigh is 85km South of Prairie, 120km North of Muttaburra and 420km from Townsville.
The homestead and bore are on rural power, mail service twice weekly from Hughenden, primary school at Prairie, phone, fax and satellite internet available.
Holmleigh has a highset four bedroom, two bathroom homestead which is fully air-conditioned and has an exterior 10 metre skillion . Outbuildings include an old corrugated iron shearing shed and old quarters used for storage, 20m x 40m machinery shed and 10m x 10m saddle shed.
Cattle yards are capable of holding and handling 1500 head and are in good condition. Included is a five way draft, crush, calf cradle, single loading ramp and dump ramp. A second set of yards equipped to handle 300 head includes a race, calf race and cradle and loading ramp.
Holmleigh is very well watered by an artesian bore pumping to tanks and troughs (2200 GPH), four large dams (1 x 15,000 yards, 2 x 20,000 yards, 1 x 30,000 yards) and semi-permanent holes in Tower Hill and Station Creek. Carrying capacity 800-1000 breeders, average annual rainfall 16 inches. 48mm over half the property in recent months.
Holmleigh was purchased in 1988 by the present owners, as drought relief. It has served the owners well as a breeding operation carrying 800-1000 breeders, enjoying 85% calving percentage, using lick all year round. The property has a very good mix of country, is well watered and has good grass coverage. The owners have priced Holmleigh to sell.