Media Release 13 May 2024

Secure water, abundant pasture makes certified organic ‘Maryvale’ irresistible

‘Maryvale’ an outstanding certified organic 11,796 ha backgrounding and finishing property in Central Queensland’s tightly-held Alpha region is being brought to market by LAWD.

Comprising two freehold titles and one leasehold title, LAWD Director, Grant Veivers said ‘Maryvale’ was an irresistible proposition for buyers, offering a secure water supply and productive grazing land with a total estimated carrying capacity of 5,000AE, pending seasonal conditions.

“Maryvale is a certified organic grazing property, with current certifications meeting the Australian National Standard for Organic and Biodynamic Produce, and the United States Department of Agriculture Organic Standards,” Mr Veivers said.

“The property also benefits from average annual rainfall of 564mm and a productive mix of pasture including excellent stands of buffel grass.

“‘Maryvale’ is securely watered by seven sub-artesian groundwater bores, 21 earth dams – all of which provide open access to livestock – and has the added bonus of frontage to local creeks, providing seasonal waterholes and some floodout benefits.”

The watering system design incorporates 13 header tanks and 14 troughs, which maximises grazing radius around water points and ensures optimal fodder utilisation across the property.

Quality operational infrastructure

‘Maryvale’ is fenced to all boundaries and internally subdivided into 14 main paddocks and six holding paddocks.

This is supported by approximately 14km of internal laneways, with the fencing plan strategically designed to link grazing areas to laneways and holding paddocks, while leveraging various water sources.

The two steel cattle yards have water connections, with the main cattle yard equipped with a vet crush, drafting pound, two-way draft off the crush, a loading ramp and an undercover working area.

The cattle yards at the homestead also feature a camp drafting arena and loading ramp.

Other operational infrastructure at ‘Maryvale’ includes a machinery shed, hay shed, vehicle shed/workshop and aircraft hangar, as well as a four-bedroom homestead, three-bedroom staff accommodation and a two-bedroom cottage.

Productive grazing pastures

‘Maryvale’ features 3,500 hectares of brigalow, gidgee and blackbutt on strong cracking undulating clays with large stands of buffel, and 5,000 hectares of mountain coolibah and narrow-leaved ironbark growing on deep sandy/clay loam, with abundant buffel grass as well as some curly Mitchell and curly/desert bluegrasses.

The remaining 3,000 hectares of floodplain coolibah flats and poplar box on grey clay soil types supports thriving stands of predominantly buffel, curly/desert bluegrasses and urochloa, or para grass.

Access to ‘Maryvale’ is from the formed and gravelled Tango Road. The property is strategically located west of the Drummond Ranges, 35km from Alpha and 125km west of the main business centre of Emerald, which provides primary and secondary education, medical, financial and agricultural services, and regional air services.

‘Maryvale’, Alpha is for sale by Expression of Interest closing at 12pm (AEST) Thursday 20 June 2024.

For further information, please contact LAWD Directors, Grant Veivers on +61 429 844 585, Simon Cudmore on +61 433 160 413, or Darren Collins on +61 404 781 787.

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