Blue ribbon Longreach country on market

Westfield, Balaclava and Silverwood offer grazing opportunity

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The King family’s Longreach properties Westfield, Balaclava and Silverwood will be auctioned by Elders in Longreach on February 24.

SOME of Longreach’s best known country is on the market. The King family’s 11,440 hectares (28,269 acre) aggregation Westfield/Balaclava and the 5561ha (13,736 acre) property Silverwood will be auctioned as individual parcels by Elders in Longreach on February 24.

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GRAND DESIGN: The Westfield homestead features seven bedrooms and is set in established gardens.

GRAND DESIGN: The Westfield homestead features seven bedrooms and is set in established gardens.

The stand-out country is described as being able to comfortably run 8000-10,000 breeding ewes and their progeny. The average lambing rate is about 83 per cent. Cattle have also been run in favourable seasons.

Both Westfield and Silverwood have held Australian Organic Certificates since 2001.

Combined Westfield, Balaclava and Silverwood run some 8000-10,000 breeding ewes producing about 83 per cent lambs.

Combined Westfield, Balaclava and Silverwood run some 8000-10,000 breeding ewes producing about 83 per cent lambs.

Westfield/Balaclava is predominantly black soil country with Mitchell grass and areas of buffel grass along creeks and on the harder rises Flinders grass, herbages, salines and natural grasses in season. 

Silverwood has open black soil, Mitchell grass downs country with areas of soft, sweet pebbly country.

The King family's operation has held Australian Organic Certificates since 2001.

The King family's operation has held Australian Organic Certificates since 2001.

Westfield has been held in the King family for 100 years and Silverwood for 70 years.

Contact Tim Salter, 0429 649 693, Steve Gaff, 0417 705 930, or John Burke, 0428 457 976, Elders.

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