"ROCKY SPRINGS', BREEDING & FATTENING 15KMS EAST OF MOUNT SURPRISE

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Listing Added Wed - 27 Mar 2024
Listing agent
luke (23)
Mobile Number: 0413 408 953
Office Number: (07) 47 413 085
Position: LIVESTOCK & PROPERTY SALES
Email: lu..........show

Agent Comments

Available for Private Sale

Rocky Springs offers production, location and security of water all uniquely packaged into one Freehold parcel, located 15km from Mount Surprise. This exceptional opportunity allows for ownership of one of the scarce Freehold grazing properties in the vicinity. The property comes inclusive of 1,400 breeding cattle and their offspring, plus 500 dry cattle ensuring immediate cash flow. Abundant water sourced from the spring-fed Elizabeth Creek ensures year-round water reliability. The diverse soil composition, featuring chocolate, black, and red basalt soil alongside areas of granite, supports lush pastures suitable for rotational and intensive grazing practices. 

While currently operating as a breeding facility, the property also offers potential for backgrounding and fattening of dry cattle. Extensive infrastructure, including ample accommodation, sheds, water facilities, extensive fencing and yards, complete a well-equipped station. Additionally, its close proximity to other attractions in the area opens doors for potential tourism ventures.

Please contact:

Luke Westaway 0413 408 953 [email protected]

James Coates 0427 333 007 [email protected]

Ashley Naclerio 0400 448 679 [email protected]

Listing details

Status Available
Selling Method Type Private Sale
Property Name Rocky Springs
Area 9,962ha or 24,616.64ac
Tenure Freehold
Rates Approx. $6,500
Location Located adjacent to the township of Mount Surprise, 15kms to the homestead. Approx. 20km of frontage to the Savannah Way.
Improvements 3kms of new 62mm poly pope, new troughs, interconnection of bores. New 50,000-gallon poly lined tank. New 10,000-gallon poly lined rainwater tank installed at the homestead. New boundary fence adjacent to Mount Surprise Campdraft/Rodeo grounds. Homestead & cottage have been recently repainted internally and externally.
Country Type Rocky Springs boasts an excellent combination of both Forrest and Basalt country, characterised by predominantly flat to gently undulating Basalt terrain featuring fertile creek flats and basalt ridges. The property showcases a variety of grasses, including Seca & Verano Stylo’s, Wynna Cassia, Sabi Grasses (Improved Urochloa), and an impressive abundance of legumes. The property has had significant pasture improvement since the 1980’s with native grasses fully established. There has also been Leucaena planted since 2010 on approximately 250 acres. Leucaena is utilised to provide a good protein source through winter months. The success of the Leucaena utilisation suggests the potential for further developing the property into lucrative fattening or backgrounding proposition. Rocky Springs is interspersed with predominately Ironbark, Bloodwood, Morton Bay Ash, Apple and Whitewood.
Water Rocky Springs is an exceptionally well-watered property with both below ground and surface water. The property is adorned with numerous running springs, Elizabeth Creek, and a spring-fed watercourse with multiple substantial water holes that traverses the landscape. Water reticulation around the property is complemented by electric and solar bores and a well-developed trough system. Considerable enhancements have been made to the water infrastructure, including the installation of 3 kms of new 62mm poly pipe, the addition of new troughs, and the interconnection of bores to maximise water efficiency. A newly positioned 50,000-gallon roofed poly-lined tank at a higher elevation facilitates a gravity-fed water supply throughout Rocky Springs. At the homestead, a new 10,000-gallon poly tank has been set up to collect rainwater. Rocky Springs features 30 troughs, 11 tanks, 2 dams, and numerous waterholes dispersed across its expanse. In conjunction with the permanent running springs, there are 8 operational bores. Two of these bores are powered by mains electricity, while three utilise solar power to feed a tank and trough system. Prior to the installation of two new solar pumps, 5 bores were refurbished. Although there are several windmills on the property, they are no longer in use due to the advanced bore water infrastructure.
Irrigation 180 MGL Irrigation license from Elizabeth Creek.
Rainfall Yearly average 850mm or 33 inches. – Mount Surprise Post Office
Fencing Rocky Springs is well fenced and divided into 8 main paddocks plus a holding paddock. Internal and external fencing is mainly 3 barb and steel picket in good to very good order with large sections renewed in the last 5 years. There is a new boundary fence adjacent to Mount Surprise Campdraft/Rodeo Grounds.
Predominant Use Cattle Breeding & Fattening
Carrying Capacity/Stock Conservatively 1650 AE. Currently running over 2,000hd mixed cattle. Price includes a guaranteed over 2,000 branded and unbranded cattle.
Plant & Equipment Full list of plant & equipment available in IM.
Services Rocky Springs has rural power, phone, Satellite internet and next G mobile service and weekly mail service. Mt Surprise is a friendly community next to Rocky Springs that services the surrounding grazing industry. The town has all the essential services including: a Hotel/Motel, cafes, service stations, sporting grounds, basic medial, school and caravan park.
Number of Dwellings Homestead, Cottage, Workshop Shed, Machinery/Hay Shed, 4-bay Shed.
Features Rocky Springs offers production, location and security of water all uniquely packaged into one Freehold parcel, located 15km from Mount Surprise

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Mount Surprise

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Advert ID: 21638
Displayed: 2817
Expires: Thu - 27 Mar 2025
In categories: Pastoral/Stations

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