THE significant North Queensland properties Inkerman Station and Woonton Vale sold for $17.15 million at a Landmark Harcourts auction in Townsville on Tuesday.
Inkerman sold under the hammer for $11.15m to tomato growers Russell and Janelle Dobe, Bowen. Inkerman is located in the heart of the Burdekin, 15km south of Home Hill, and covers 16,665 hectares (41,180 acres) in 15 freehold titles plus a leasehold area.
Inkerman was offered as a going concern, on a walk in, walk out basis with 2000 females and an extensive working plant. The herd has a Brahman and Droughtmaster nucleus. The estimated carrying capacity is 3500 breeders plus replacements
Wooton Vale bought at auction for $6m by Mark and Simone Howard, Rockhampton, with 2000 females and an extensive working plant. Wooton Vale is in the Bowen Basin, located 53km south of Home Hill.
The 18,039ha (44,556 acre) property is estimated to carry 2500 breeders plus replacement when being solely operated as a calf factory.
Woonton Vale is a mixture of freehold and leasehold title with some of the smaller freehold areas directly neighbouring the existing commercial small crop farms of the Gumlu/Gutherlungra farming district.
Both properties were offered by the Blackwater-based Jellinbah Pastoral Group.
The marketing of the properties was handled by Ray Taylor, David Woodhouse, and David McKechnie from Landmark Harcourts.