AREA and TENURE:
Total area 3,873Ha (9,570Ac) -
Homestead Block 2,465 Ha (6,091Ac), Lot 17 on BLM1084, Parish of Dareel, Balonne Shire, rates approx $1,380 half yearly.
Bullock Block 1,408Ha (3,479Ac), Lot 32 on RP213580, Parish of Collyben, Balonne Shire, rates approx $750 half yearly.
16km south Thallon via Carnarvon Highway, 23km north Mungindi, 93km south St George, 146km north Moree, 190km west Goondiwindi. All weather access to both houses.
Single phase power connected, 3 phase available. 2 telephone lines, broadband internet and satellite tv connected to both houses. Mail service 3 times weekly from Thallon. Primary school at Thallon, school bus from Thallon to St George for secondary school. Medical, shopping etc in Mungindi, Moree and Goondiwindi. Grain depot and rail at Thallon. Cattle selling centres at Roma, Dalby and Goondiwindi. Local Swifts feedlot 5km from eastern boundary.
Generally flat to gently undulating country with deep red chocolate loam soils. Timber consists mostly of Brigalow, Belah, Wilga, Box, Sandalwood and Kurrajong. With pasture improvement, 70% of Minoo currently carries a dense sward of Buffel grass with small areas of Qld Bluegrass. Burr and Barrel medics are well established over all of the pasture paddocks, and combined with naturally occurring soft winter herbages, livestock performance is further enhanced, especially during winter months.
RAINFALL: 500mm annual average.
Capped and piped bore scheme supplies water to at least one trough in each paddock, plus several dams. Total 11 x 5,000gal tanks and 14 x 12' concrete troughs with aprons. The main house has 120,000L rain water supply and 17,000 cubic yard dam. The second house has 40,000L rain water supply and dam water for garden. Bullock block is fully watered by the piped bore scheme with 4 x 5,000gal tanks and 4 concrete troughs with aprons.
Approximately 1,140Ha (2,800Ac) presently farmed for cash cropping and forage. Currently the cropped paddocks comprise 1,200Ac established oats, 300Ac established forage sorghum, 1,300Ac prepared for wheat. A further 3000Ac of remaining 6,770Ac has been cultivated at one time, either for cropping or for pasture improvement purposes.
On the Homestead Block the old fencing has been replaced over time so that practically all of the fencing is less than 10 years old. New boundary fencing is 3 barb and 4 plain wire construction, with internal fencing of 4 barb, all with concreted steel end assemblies and steel posts 5m apart.
On Bullock Block there is one near new internal fence and both grids have been upgraded. New internal fences have been designed so that, with 2 additional plain wires, they would be sheep proof. Property subdivision provides 13 paddocks on Homestead Block and 3 paddocks on Bullock Block.
At present carrying 1075 cattle plus cultivation. The vendors will be purchasing more backgrounding cattle to put on oats crop.
Homestead Block (east of highway) -
Main homestead of beautifully presented rammed earth construction, set in large established gardens. It consists of 5 bedrooms, study, 3 bathrooms, open plan kitchen and family room, large formal lounge/dining room with open fire, cold room, large gauzed verandahs.
Steel machinery shed (79' x 40' x 17' high). Aircraft hanger (45' x 40') and airstrip. 2 x 60t silos.
Managers Residence (west of highway) - 3 bedroom, chamferboard construction, fully renovated with new kitchen, polished floors, air conditioning and outdoor pergola.
2 bedroom staff accommodation plus shearers quarters for 12 people. 120t silo. Steel cattle yards with vet crush, branding cradle and loading.
Homestead Block $2,050,000
Bullock Block $1,100,000
The vendors would consider retaining the homestead area (approx 120Hc) west of highway if not required as part of the sale.
The above report has been prepared by us on information we have obtained and while we trust it to be correct, it is not guaranteed by us and prospective purchasers must rely on their own enquiries.