Araby - Breed or Background

Araby – Breed or Background

Area and Tenure:

  • 14606 Ac (5914 Ha), of which 4,155 Ac is Freehold, and 10,451 Ac GHPL Annual Land Rent $1570.80, Rates $863.91 per 6 months.


  • 96 km South Roma, 70 km West Surat, 132 km North St George.


  • Rural Power
  • Satellite TV and Internet
  • Radio Telephone
  • Twice weekly mail
  • School Bus to Primary and Secondary Schools at Roma
  • Bitumen road to Roma except for 12km gravel.

Rainfall: 550mm ( 22 Inches)

Water: Watered by 5 new Dams from 5,000 cubic M to 20,000 cubic M, and 8 older Dams 4,000 to 8,000 cubic M. Ballaroo and Robinson Creeks have Semi-permanent water holes and 4 dug out Holes. Water is reticulated from the 20,000 cubic M Dam to water the shed, house and yards. A 10,000 gal and 5,000 Gal poly tanks catch rainwater from the new shed for house supply.

Vegetation Management: PMAV in place with Approx 50% Category X remainder can be thinned under the self-assessable Code.

Improvements: The Homestead is set in an established garden, being a highset Queenslander with two Bedrooms, Sleep out, Kitchen, Dining, Lounge, Bathroom, downstairs Laundry and Storage room. The ground floor is cemented and provides a spacious entertaining area. A new 30m X 12m X 5m Machinery shed with two bays cemented and lockable roller doors. 20M x 9M x 4M steel machinery shed, older 3 stand shearing shed, old shearers quarters with detached ablution block.

Yards and Fencing: One third of the boundary fence is Hinge joint and barb goat fence 12 years old, balance is mostly 3 barb 1 plain on all steel in very good condition, there is a small section of old dog netting fence and 3km of plain wire fence on wooden posts, all stock proof. Internal fencing divides Araby into 13 main paddocks, it is in very good condition mostly 3 barb 1 plain, with an 800 Acre hinge joint and barb goat paddock, all under 10 years old. There is a small portion of older internal fence which is in fair condition. Excellent Cattle yards to handle 500 head are mostly steel panels with fabricated 6 way pound draft, near new double squeeze vet Crush, loading ramp and calf cradle. Two large coolers and holding paddock all suitable watered.

Country: Quick responding country originally timbered with Poplar Box, Brigalow, Belah, False Sandalwood, Mulga, Ironwood, and Wilga, Araby has undulating terrain with fertile red to brown clay loam, and pockets of darker Brigalow soils. Approximately half the area has been pulled, burnt, and established to buffel with blue grass and herbage contributing to the high quality feed. The remainder is predominately Blue, Spear and other Native grasses, with low Mulga Browse providing valuable winter feed. Ballaroo and Robinson creeks dissect the property providing semi-permanent water holes which facilitates beneficial even grass utilisation for most of the year.

Carrying Capacity: 600 Cows and Calves or equivalent normal seasons.

Agents Comments: Araby presents an opportunity to purchase sound breeder/ backgrounder country which, with development, has scope to further increase Carrying Capacity. Currently running 500 Cows and followers all cattle are rolling fat, recent weaner sales off mother have achieved $1000 per head at the nearby Roma Saleyards, these results are testament to the earning capacity Araby can achieve into the future for the successful purchaser. Inspection Highly Recommended.

Price: $2,336,960 $160 per Acre.

Contact the selling Agent:

KENNEDY RURAL – JULIA CREEK – Jack Kennedy – 0488 418 785