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“Nooyeah Downs” Thargomindah – SOLD

By Nyree Reushle

Naturally irrigated Bulloo River channels are the lifeblood of the renowned, organically certified beef and sheep producing “Nooyeah Downs”. Located 32 kilometres south west of Thargomindah, the 83,900 hectare (207,316 acres) holding has a 40 kilometre double frontage to the Bulloo River, which provides beneficial flooding across large areas. With a catchment some 400 kilometres to the north, the channels on “Nooyeah Downs” flood out without local rain.

The channels after flood feature a plethora of edible pasture including Wild Sorghum, Blue Bush, Pea Bush, Clovers and Mitchell grass. The county also responds well to rain with winter herbages and salines such as old man saltbush and cotton saltbush. The country is broken up into approx. 65% flood out, 15% run on flood country with the remainder a combination of 16% mulga ridges and 4% stony hills.

With natural waterholes in the river channels, lakes and local creeks “Nooyeah Downs” is strongly watered throughout. Numerous dams and 7 sub artesian bores water the country away from the river.

Estimated carrying capacity is 3,000 adult equivalents in average seasons. Scott, Paula and Robin Fraser the owners of “Nooyeah Downs” have operated the property conservatively since converting from a conventional grower to organic status in 1997.

Improvements include the main homestead a lowset brick veneer dwelling, air conditioned with 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, open living and dining room.  A 2 bedroom self-contained donga adjoins the homestead and has been used for a school room and staff accommodation. There are 2 other homesteads on the holding – at Thyangra and the original “Nooyeah Downs” complex.

Stock handling facilities include 5 sets of cattle yards of steel construction and steel sheep yards with a 5 stand shearing shed.

Thargomindah has an air service to Toowoomba and Brisbane 2 days a week, bitumen access to the markets in the east, and pre and primary schooling.

Naturally irrigated country such as the Bulloo River flood plains on “Nooyeah Downs” grows a diversity of pasture which is regarded as a one of the best feedlots that open grazing can provide. The Vendors of “Nooyeah Downs” have made the decision to sell after the property has been in the family for over 56 years. Channel country such as this is rarely available for purchase.

Auction : Friday May 24th Brisbane Riverside Centre

Andrew Adcock 0407 674 972

Ray White Rural (Qld) 07 3231 2222

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