THE Central Queensland breeder block Bucknalla, has been listed for $8 million after it was passed in at auction for $6.95 million on March 23.
Located at Westwood adjacent to the Capricorn Highway 58km south west of Rockhampton, the 2252 hectare (5566 acre) property held by the Loche family for the past 73 years.
The property comprises of 86 freehold titles with 10 permits to occupy.
A total of 10 parties had registered to bid at the auction conducted by Elders in the Rockhampton Leagues Club, attended by about 45 people.
Bucknalla's asking price is equal to about $3552/ha ($1437/acre).
Bucknalla is described as gently undulating open ironbark and bloodwood forest country with influences of softwood scrub. The black alluvial creek flats rise to rich volcanic soils on the higher slopes.
About 400ha is regarded as suitable for cropping with more areas available for leucaena production.
Bucknalla features extensive water infrastructure including 13 bores, of which 11 are equipped with solar powered submersibles servicing tanks and troughs. There are also three dams plus seasonal holes in Spring Creek along with natural springs.
The property is divided into seven main paddocks and five holding paddocks. The steel cattle yards have a seven-way draft, undercover vet crush and calf handling facilities and a plunge dip.
Other improvements include a comfortable four bedroom, low set brick homestead boasting a large kitchen, dining and living areas. There is also a two bedroom workers' cottage, workshop/machinery shed, hay shed and stables.
Contact Virgil Kenny, 0427 334 100, Elders.
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