Rural Livestock Property


Sold on 25 Sep 2009
  • Land: 5,590 ha (13,813 acres)

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Rural Livestock Property in DIMBULAH


  • Land: 5,590 ha (13,813 acres)


Area & Tenure: 5590 HA (approx. 14,000 ac) GHPL. Lot 191 on Crown Plan HG656. County of Hodgkinson - Parish Leadingham - Tablelands

Situation: 8 km from Dimbulah, 45 km from Mareeba, 100 km west of Cairns. There is bitumen road access to house and yards.

Services: There is STD phone, Next G mobile covers approximately 90% of the property, rural 240v power and TV reception. Dimbulah has a population of approximately 500. Services include, Hospital, Public and Catholic Schools, Police, Fire, Ambulance, a school bus runs past Cranbe to Dimbulah. Sale yards are located at Mareeba, Malanda and Innisfail. Abattoirs are located at Townsville. Live Export Cattle depots are located at Mourilyan and Townsville.

Rainfall: Annual average rainfall of 780 mm

Water: Cranbe has 7 dams (6 permanent). An Electric 1 ¼ hp Pump on the Walsh River pumps to a concrete tank at the house and tanks at the Cattle yards and holding paddock. In addition Cranbe has Walsh River frontage. The Sawpit & Pinnacle Creeks dissect the property. Leadingham Creek flows on one side of Cranbe.

Irrigation: There is an Irrigation water license of 515 megalitres. There is a working Centre Pivot that covers 21 ha (53 ac) which is sown down to Callide Rhodes Grass and is baled for hay approximately 4 - 5 times a year with around 1200 x 4ft round bales per cut. The water is pumped by an electric pump through underground mains, the Centre Pivot is driven by a Lister Diesel Generator. Sufficient cleared land is available to extend the pivot to cover a 120ac circle. 600ac adjacent to irrigation is cleared, cutter barred and stick raked suitable for dry land farming.

Improvements: Cranbe has a very comfortable 3 bedroom rendered cement homestead amongst established gardens and lawns on the bank of the Walsh River. A separate 1 bedroom workers quarters with ablutions block is located alongside the 4 bay garage and workshop with a concrete floor. There is a 8m x 18m hay shed, it holds approximately 600 x 4 ft round bales. There is also a meat house / butcher shop.

Country: Cranbe is mostly undulating forest grazing with approximately 50% Box/Bloodwood, 25% Ironbark and 25% Tea Tree country. Pastures consist of Black Spear, Feathertop, Urachloa, Kangaroo and Indian Couch grasses, with Wynn cassia, Seca, Verano and Cook Stylos. Stylos dominate large areas of Cranbe.

Farming: There are 3 areas of Cranbe that have previously been cutter bared & cultivated totaling 231 ha (573 ac) this includes the 21 ha centre pivot. They are white on the PAV Map which is available. Individual areas are 21 ha (53 ac), 68 ha (170 ac) and 141 ha (350 ac). Being located on the western side of the Great Dividing Range Cranbe is unaffected by the proposed restrictions on farming supposedly affecting The Great Barrier Reef.

Yards and Fencing: The Cattle Yards are of Steel and Wooden construction with a Crush and Calf Cradle. They are old but in working condition and handle 600 head comfortably. There are 5 bundles of cattle rail, 1 bundle of 75mm RHS and a quantity of other steel included in the sale. The majority of fencing is 3 barbs with some 4 barb. It is subdivided into 4 main paddocks and 1 holding paddock. Fencing is fair to good condition.

Livestock: Included in the sale is 600 head of quality Brahman Cattle.

Inclusions: Included in the sale is a Ford TW5 Tractor, 28 Disc Offset Plough, Fire Fighter, Cattle Yard Steel and a quantity of hay.

Carrying Capacity: The owner estimates the property will run 600 Breeders and progeny.

Agents Remarks: Cranbe represents an outstanding opportunity to purchase a productive, working cattle station with lifestyle, being, only 1 ½ hours from Cairns. Cranbe lends itself to value adding the cattle enterprise through the use of the irrigation and farming are, or to use the farming area in its own right. Rarely do properties of this size and scale become available in such a tightly held area.

Contact the selling Agents:

0740 968 095
0428 371 659
40 917 111

RAY WHITE RICHMOND - Matthew Kennedy
0747 418 788
0488 418 788


5,590 ha / 13,813 acres


3 barbs, some 4 barb - fair to good condition.


Annual 780 mm


515 megalitres, centre pivot







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