A cattle producer from southern South Australia looking to expand has picked up the Wallerberdina Station prior to auction for between $3.5 million and $4 million, and will use the 23,580 hectare Flinders Ranges holding as a breeder operation.
The country is generally flat with good shelter, and sandy rises that respond well to rain. An abundance of bush and native grasses can support 6,000 dry sheep equivalent or around 400 cattle.
Grant Chapman, former South Australian senator and Liberal Party president, and Philip Speakman, founder of an Adelaide executive human resources consultancy, held the pastoral lease for the past six years.
Water is a feature of Wallerberdina, supplied from a natural underground spring that forms part of Hookina Creek and supplies12 watering points.
Tim Taplin from Elders Port Augusta managed the sale.