Adjoining Bollon/Mitchell country on market

Adjoining properties Bengarcia and Carbene to be auctioned on April 28

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The adjoining Bollon/Mitchell district properties Bengarcia and Carbene have been developed by four generations of the same family.

TWO adjoining properties in the Bollon district that have been developed by four generations of the same family are on the market.

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APRIL 28 AUCTION: Brothers David Moore and Richard Moore are selling the adjoining Bollon properties Bengarcia and Carbene.

APRIL 28 AUCTION: Brothers David Moore and Richard Moore are selling the adjoining Bollon properties Bengarcia and Carbene.

David and Sharon Moore and Richard and Susie Moore are selling the adjoining Bollon properties Bengarcia and Carbene. Both properties have been significantly developed under the brothers’ respective management and will be auctioned by Elders in St George on April 28.  

Bengarcia is being offered by David and Sharon Moore and covers 14,110-hectares (34,865 acres). It is located 84km north west of Bollon and 180km south of Mitchell. It is described as slightly undulating red loam soils, with prominent pastures of buffel, mulga Mitchell, and winter herbages in season. The eastern side of Patterson’s watercourse is predominately buffel country. The watercourse country is a mixture of salines with buffel running into mulga reserves to the west. The PMAV vegetation map is about 90 to 95 per cent white.

Bengarcia and Carbene will be auctioned by Elders in St George on April 28.

Bengarcia and Carbene will be auctioned by Elders in St George on April 28.

Bengarcia is fenced into 16 main paddocks with holding paddocks and there is a 21km exclusion fence along the full length of the northern boundary. The property has run 700 breeding cows but is currently running a mixture of breeders and backgrounders. There have been no sheep on the property since 2005.

The property is well watered with a new capped trust bore adjacent to homestead piped to 15 tanks and 25 troughs. There are also 15 dams. The rainfall is regarded as 451mm a year.

There is a 21km exclusion fence along the full length of Bengarcia's northern boundary.

There is a 21km exclusion fence along the full length of Bengarcia's northern boundary.

Other improvements include a four bedroom home, vehicle shed/workshop, governess residence, steel cattle yards to work a minimum of 400 head, a five-stand woolshed, sheep yards, and quarters.

The adjoining Carbene is being offered by Richard and Susie Moore and covers 15,106ha (37,326 acres). It is located 56km north west of Bollon and 195km south of Mitchell and is described as being equally suited to breeding or back-grounding. 

The country is described as predomintely flat, red loam soils, with an excellent cover of mostly buffel pasture, some mulga Mitchell, and winter herbages in season. The Mungallala Creek frontage is renowned sweet grazing country.  About 85 per cent of Carbene is marked white on the PMAV vegetation map. 

Carbene has an excellent cover of mostly buffel pasture.

Carbene has an excellent cover of mostly buffel pasture.

Carbene is well watered with a new capped trust bore supplying 28 tanks and 40 troughs. There are 11 open dams to support the system. The average annual rainfall is regarded as 460mm a year.

The property is fenced into 16 paddocks and five holding paddocks with a laneway system in place. Other improvements include a four bedroom home, large machinery shed, vehicle shed/workshop, and steel cattle yards to work 400 head. 

Carbene has the capacity to run 1000 breeding cows. However, the property has been running a mixture of breeders and backgrounders. There have been no sheep on the property since 2008. 

Carbene has a spacious four bedroom home.

Carbene has a spacious four bedroom home.

The Moore family has a long history in South West Queensland. JC Moore came up from NSW and managed Amby Downs and Eurella at Mitchell for the Queensland Pastoral Company in 1897.

JC Moore then bought The Peaks at Mitchell in 1911. JC Moore and his sons then bought the Mercura lease, Grassmere and Cytherea. In 1925, his son John Benn (Richard and David’s grandfather) lived at Grassmere with his wife and sons Charles and Bruce.

Charles and Bruce subsequently split Grassmere. Charles and his wife Elizabeth called their section Bengarcia in 1957 and also acquired additional land in a ballot. Charles and Elizabeth’s sons Richard and David bought an extra block off Woodvale (where the Carbene house is located) and ran the blocks together. Some 20 years ago the brothers divided the operation to run Bengarcia and Carbene as separate partnerships. 

Contact Brendan Devine, 0428 255 568, Elders.

The story Adjoining Bollon/Mitchell country on market first appeared on Queensland Country Life.

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