The Brown family is selling its extremely well-developed Burnett aggregation Stockhaven and Sunnydale to further invest in its Brisbane Valley businesses. Michael Brown and son Duncan offered Stockhaven and Sunnydale at a Ray White Rural auction on Friday 27th March 2015 and was passed in at $5m.
The two properties cover a total of 7386 hectares (18,251 acres) and have been developed to carry up to 1500 breeders. The aggregation is in 14 freehold titles and is located 50km from Goomeri and 52km from Gayndah. The country consists of many kilometres of fertile creek flats and low rolling hills that have been cleared and pasture improved, while the forest has been aerially seeded.
There is approximately 4000 hectares cleared and seeded with Rhodes and Bluegrass. The properties are divided in 17 main paddocks with multiple additional holding paddocks. There are four sets of cattle yards. There is also a significant road network. Water is supplied from more than 20km of creek frontage, 65 dams including 20 spring-fed dams, springs and four solar equipped bores.
Buildings include a three bedroom Queenslander on Stockhaven, a five bedroom home on Sunnydale, eco-accommodation, sheds and workers accommodation.
More than 4000 hectares has been stick raked and machine seeded, mainly on Stockhaven.
There has also been 1200 hectares of regrowth control carried out with Tordon. The entire Sunnydale property has been aerially seeded.
Bruce Douglas said “Stockhaven and Sunnydale has been transformed into one of the Burnett’s most productive pastoral aggregations. The aggregation hosts one of the top-performing commercial Droughtmaster herds in the south-eastern corner” he said
“Built on Glenlands bloodlines, Stockhaven and Sunnydale have won acclaim at selling centres including Biggenden and through AuctionsPlus. This is as much a testimony to the country as the genetics.”
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