Springfield Station, Premium Mt Surprise Breeding & Fattening Combination

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Price: $ 10.2m plus cattle at valuation ex. GST

Price is negotiable
Listing Added Wed - 01 Jun 2016
Listing agent
Luke Westaway (11)
Mobile Number: 0413 408 953
Fax Number: (07) 47 413 084
Office Number: (07) 47 413 085
Email: lu..........show

Agent Comments

Available for Private Sale.




Springfield Station offers the astute purchaser a profitable, walk in walk out cattle operation with low overheads, abundant water and over 7200 cattle, all in a large scale parcel of quality productive country with rainfall reliability. The diverse property also offers the opportunity for further development of water and tourism potential.

The operation has been held by the current owners for 19 years. Succession planning and a family restructure has enabled this magnificent property to be offered for genuine sale to the market.

Listing details

Status Available
Selling Method Type Private Sale
Property Name Springfield Station
Area 68,500 ha or 169,263 acres
Tenure 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
Rates $25,030 approx Yearly
Rent $22,000 Approx Yearly
Improvements Yards 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. Stables Horse stables and covered round yard. Feed / saddle shed. Homestead 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
Country Type 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 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.
Water Allocation 2 flowing natural permanent springs
Rainfall Yearly average Rainfall 750mm or 30 inches in a ca mm/year
Fencing 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.
Carrying Capacity/Stock Cattle Over 7200 mixed cattle will be guaranteed on the property. plus calves, Vendor believes further adult cattle can be run on the property.
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 Hino Tipper 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
Bedrooms Breed and Background with secure rainfall!
Sheds 2
Pricing Type WIWO


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