Tue, 10/25/2011 - 22:15 #1
What to Do?
Hi all, Just found this forum and thought it might be a ood resource - especially when it has a few more members...! ;-) My wife and I own 160 acres at Rosevale, Qld and currently running Santa X & Droughtmaster cattle (carrying capacity is 40 head in a good season, we're told). Mostly cracking black soil flats with deco ridges. A mixture of wooded hils and open gully/flats with high ridge line at back of property giving some good run-off during rains! Median rainfall (from BOM) is approx. 927.5mm per year. It used to be a dairy farm but any other previous history of property is unknown. We have a number of un-equiped bores but flow isn't suitable for irrigation. We do have a couple of dams which may be useful for supplementary watering. Not sure of soil pH. I'm interested in trying to earn a bit of money from the property but am unsure what we can grow or run suitably. Cattle are good for a "reasonably" hands-off approach but sales turnover isn't that good - we don't have the volumes to make it work well. Anyone have any ideas on what we can consider at or who we can ask? Many thanks, Stuart