Nutrien Harcourt's Branch Manager at Broken Hill, Troy Hartman, has just listed a station holding of 67,955 hectares located 80 km west of Tibooburra with an average rainfall of 200 to 230mm.
With a recent rainfall total for the months of January and February of up to 70mm, Lake Stewart is currently brimming with the sweet western native pastures that are concentrated with a significantly high protein content and well suited to livestock production.
The station has an abundance of feed and in very good heart with a suitability to both sheep and cattle.
The terrain is rolling sandhills and productive valleys with box billabongs and creek lines.
The recent rains are certainly a sample of what this country can produce which has been very lightly stocked for many years.
Set up with a series of well-maintained paddocks and a significant pipeline watering system throughout, the station is serviced from two good bores, supported by extensive dams dispersed throughout.
The feed content provides the opportunity to stock the place with cattle or sheep and be into production straight away.
The station has a six-stand shearing shed and significant quarters.
The basic homestead is three bedroom and stock handling facilities of cattle yards and sheep yards are spread around the station for ease of working livestock.
The current owners have held the property for almost 40 years in which time they have carried a merino flock as well as a modest herd of breeding cows.
With the bitumen road from Broken Hill to Tibooburra being completed, the challenges of isolation and access to the area have greatly improved and assisted with transporting livestock to southern markets.
With the booming red meat industry and the very strong outlook for agriculture, as well as a significant turnaround in the season, Lake Stewart presents an opportunity to turnover some serious numbers.
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