Lorray: Breeding country hitting the bull’s eye | Queensland country life

ALL eyes will be on the Monto District ahead of the April 8 auction of Lorray’s 2,382-hectare (5,886-acre) mixed-use property, which has up to 400 ranchers.

Located 42km from Monto, 70km from Eidsvold and 55km from Mt Perry, the freehold property is exceptionally well watered by a 5km double frontage on the Burnett River with five permanent water points.

There is also the Poperima stream, four boreholes and 10 dams offering plenty of waterholes and excellent water security.

The country comprises river plains of blue gum which flow into hills of narrow-leaved ironbark.

Pastures include blue and black Burnett grass as well as introduced species such as buffalo and Rhodes grass and such as siratro and seca stylo. Pen finestem and wynn cassia are also present along with native legumes.

Lorray is divided into six main paddocks, with six smaller paddocks around the house and courtyards. All fences are in good condition.

Water points are strategically equipped with spear traps and wide walkways to facilitate the herding and movement of cattle between pens.

The solid wood stockpens are centrally located with walkways connecting all the main paddocks. The courtyards have plenty of yard space and are serviced by eight coolers with shade trees. There are overhead drafting facilities, covered vet crush, dive, loading ramp, calf pens.

Structural improvements include a beautifully situated five bedroom house overlooking the river. There is also a workshop, tool shed and garage attached to the property.

Other upgrades include a large machinery and hay shed, elevated dog crates with automatic watering system and self-feeding, and a vermin-proof storage shed.

Marketing agent Bruce Douglas, Ray White Rural, said Lorray was an established and viable ranching property, set up for ease of management.

“The current owner manages the property very conservatively with up to 400 ranchers,” Douglas said.

“It is possible to increase the carrying capacity through additional thinning of the wood and the continuous improvement of the pastures.”

Lorray will be auctioned by Ray White Rural on April 8th.

Contact Bruce Douglas, 0417 602 603, or Charlie McCarron, 0428 902 628, Ray White Rural.

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