Sunday, November 28, 2021

Cattle family rope in Bandana Station

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Owners of the Bunderra Cattle Co brand, the Pickersgill family, have reportedly spent more than $30 million acquiring Bandana Station, in the foothills of the Carnarvon Ranges.

The Central Highlands family already owns a portfolio of nine cattle properties around Rolleston, Bauhinia Downs, Alpha and the Northern Territory.

Located 240 kilometres north of Roma and 240 kilometres south of Emerald, breeding and background property Bandana spans 17,477 hectares with capacity for between 1,500 and 2,000 breeders.

The well-developed property has about 4,500 hectares of improved pastures, with about 900 hectares has been sown to leucaena used to finish progeny.

It is divided into 27 main paddocks that are connected by a 25-kilometre laneway system, and is watered by numerous dams, a bore next to the Carnarvon Creek, and a large back-up dam gravity-fed to numerous troughs.

Bandana has been operating camping ground called Sandstone Park Carnarvon Gorge that was also included in the sale, and multiple development approvals attached to the property offer potential to take advantage of tourism opportunities in the nearby national park.

The off-market sale was handled by Grant Veivers from Resolute Property Group. Vendors Nathan Evans and Olivia Mayne held the property for five years.

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