Selling Method Type
68,500 ha or 169,263 acres
Pastoral Holding (20 years to run)
Lot 2 PH 9/246 on Survey Plan 116768
County of Lynd and Tate, Parish of Ardrossan, Oaks and Thoa.
Term of Lease 20 years
Expiring on 31/12/2034
$25,030 approx Yearly
$22,000 Approx Yearly
Large set of cattle yards capable of handling up to 2000 head are in good working order.
The yards are well set up with a with:
Five way overhead draft
Covered calf / weaner branding cradle
Two vet crushes
Fully operational cement and block cattle dip
Suspended crush for scales to enable fast live weight weighing
Connected water throughout the yards.
The yards are constructed from bore casing railway line posts and cable. Scraper tyres have been used for large coolers in conjunction with cable.
Horse stables and covered round yard. Feed / saddle shed.
Large modern, low set homestead of brick construction. Comprising 4 bedrooms including 3 with ensuites built in 1968. The home has expansive verandah and entertaining area
Springfield has an amazing diversity of country that will support Breeding and Backgrounding all on the same property.
The country ranges from easy undulating sandy granite soils to gently sloping to undulating open forest country. Fertile red and black basalt ridges give way to large areas of black soil basalt flats. There are expansive areas of softer frontage country along numerous waterways and also a lot of soft box timbered hollows and open areas.
The real strength of this property lies in its variation and balance of red and black basalt soils mixed with granite base loams, in some of the open forest areas.
It is estimated that around 60% of the total area is made up of basalt based soil types. Vegetation and pasture species include a variety of trees comprising Bloodwood, Messmate, Ironbark, Ti Tree, Moreton Bay Ash and Ironwood with a large amount of soft Box fertile flats.
Grasses consist of black spear, kangaroo, couch, red natal, blue grass and fire grass with some buffel mixed throughout. Legumes include seca and Townsville lucerne plus summer grasses.
Due to having had a quite good wet season and being conservatively stocked, the volume of grass is in abundance for the time of year.
Water is in abundance on Springfield. Permanently flowing spring fed creeks cover a large proportion of the property.
“Springfield” boasts two major flowing permanent springs that run parallel south to north across the length of the property (springs are fed from the basalt wall). In addition there is 20km double frontage to the semi permanent Lynd River, Mero Creek and other creek systems can be found on “Springfield”. There are also 7 solar pumps, one submersible with gen set and 4 windmills pumping from bores. Additional springs, dams and poly pipe to tank and trough systems watering the property are also in place. The two permanent springs are “Fossil brook” and “Craigieburn”.
“Craigieburn” spring is diverted into salt water creek (with license granted).
Fossilbrook spring runs parallel north south across the entire property.
Black springs runs a creek for 5 km to keep permanent water to stock.
2 flowing natural permanent springs
Yearly average Rainfall 750mm or 30 inches in a ca mm/year
Fenced into 11 main paddocks plus additional holding paddocks.
Fencing all in good to sound condition.
Boundaries are fenced except for two sections of approx 7km each on the ridge country where generally there is a natural barrier.
A network of lanes are in place to facilitate stock movement to the main yards at the homestead, which is centrally located.
Plant & Equipment
International T Line Prime mover. Bogie drive 350hp
Ophee double decker lead trailer with ramp
Drmco D562 Grader
Case W20c Wheel loader bucket & forks
Cat E140 Excavator
Mitsubishi 1996 15 t GVM Body truck and crate
Ford 5000 2WD with FEL
2 x HJ75 diesel Toyota Landcruisers
Mercedes Benze prime mover with mac motor & 16 tonne molasses mixer on 30ft trailer
Polaris 2011, 550 4wd quad motorbike
PTO cement mixer
Approx 12 km polly pipe, 75mm, 63mm & 50mm.
2 cement rectangle 12 ft troughs
3 x poly water tanks
Quantity of molasses tubs
3 molasses tanks
Cattle panels in yards
Number of Dwellings
Quality offering including cattle and plant
Breed and Background with secure rainfall!