TWO highly prized Brisbane Valley breeder blocks have sold for well above pre-auction expections.
Auctioned by Shepherdson and Boyd in Toogoolawah on Wednesday, the property Bonnie Doon covering 285 hectares (702 acre) sold for $3.74 million, while Limestone comprising of 224ha (553 acre) made $2.01m.
Bonnie sold for the equivalent of $13,123/ha ($5328/acre), while Limestone made $8973/ha ($3635/acre).
Boonie Doon was bought by the Cleary family, which owns the adjoing Colinton Station.
The property has expansive Brisbane River flats, running to gently undulating ridges and hollows with a small area of hillier country.
Boonie Doon is said to safely carry 150-155 breeders with progeny removed as weaners.
Pastures include Callide and Katambora Rhodes, green panic, digitaria, kangaroo grass, Queensland blue grass, clovers and stylos.
Improvements include a two bedroom cabin with a deck, overlooking the Brisbane river, and cattle yards.
Limestone, a nearby freehold property on Kangaroo Creek Road at Harlin, bought Woodlands Enterprises to be used for broiler sheds.
Limestone features a large area of black soil flats running through to undulating ridges and hollows.
The property has been very well maintained and is carrying a heavy body of Queensland blue, Rhodes and some black spear grass.
Limestone is said to run 60-65 breeders with progeny through to weaners.
The marketing of Bonnie Doon and Limestone was handled by Mike Barry, Shepherdson and Boyd.