MOKANA STATION, PRAIRIE QLD

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Grass, Grass, Grass!

Location: 42 klms south east of Hughenden, 47 klms south west of Prairie.

Area & Tenure: 16,890 ha or 41,743 acres. L5011 PH194

Rainfall:  Average 20 inches.

Services: Rural 240-volt power, Telephone, twice weekly mail service, schools at Hughenden and Prairie.

Waters: House Bore (1400 ft deep, water level 300 ft) electric submersible, 6 dams, approx.: 20 klms of poly pipe to poly tanks and troughs. Semi-permanent waterholes in Coxan and Charley Creeks.

Country: Soils have a mixture of rich alluvial creek flats, black soil melon hole country, red soil tableland, sweet Gidyea pebble soil, self- cracking black soil, and rocky ridges. Tableland breaks up to 50% Ironbark and Spinifex country, with Seca & Buffel taking a strong presence throughout, and 50% Gidyea/Boree melon hole type country.  

Vegetation: Timber on the property consist of Gidyea, Ironbark, Boree, Bauhinia, Wattle, Bendeen, Leopard tree and others. Grasses consist of Seca, Kangaroo grass, Indian Couch, Urachloia, Mitchell, Flinders, Spinifex, Buffel, Black Spear grass, Button grass and herbages. Seca and Buffel are well established on the property.

Improvements: A timber and steel 3-bedroom house, consisting of lounge/dining room, kitchen and large covered outside entertainment area, set in a shady garden. Garden has an automatic sprinkler system. Steel machinery/workshop connected to power. Steel and wooden cattle yards situated near homestead, with Overhead draft, 

crush, and branding cradle. Cement loading ramp. Approx.: 150 Portable steel panels in yard.

Fencing: Most fencing is in good condition, with the 8 Main paddocks stockproof. Internal fencing mainly 3 barbs and wooden posts. Holding paddock and laneway to yards. 80% of boundary is new. 74 coils of new Barb wire & 350 new steel posts included in sale.

Carrying Capacity: 900 breeders with calves weaned at a suitable age or AE. This property will do a good job also on dry cattle for future meat-works processing. Mokana has had good rain in the last month, with falls from 42 mls to 80 mls.

 

Comments: Mokana is a nice property, with many mixtures of soil types and grasses.  No weeds, no poison, sitting on the watershed of both Lake Eyre catchment and the Flinders River Catchment. Overland flow on the western side runs into the Flinders River and water on the eastern side runs into Tower Hill Creek. It is situated close to Hughenden and Prairie, with excellent access for Road Trains right to the cattle yards. Mokana is being offered bare of livestock and is presented with no cattle on the property. (Stragglers only). This does allow a buyer to access the property with stock immediately, certain conditions are complied with. Mokana is watered by the bore at the house and has very large dams that are full and can last 3 years. Mokana is very easy to manage.