A producer expanding their operations has snapped up the 81,000-hectare property Kutchera, including over 4,500 cattle, for more than $12 million prior to auction.
Located in the Savannah Gulf region, between the Ethridge and Gilbert Rivers, Kutchera has an average annual rainfall of 800 millimetres and multiple stock watering points, 30 dams, 17 bores and five permanent lagoons, and boasts 5247 hectares of creek frontage, with five systems running through the property.
Matthew Kennedy from Kennedy Rural managed the sale for Jim and Jean Haynes, from Keswick at Julia Creek, who had owned the reliable breeder country for the past two decades.
Country is flat to undulating. There is 30,745 hectares of sandy forest, 36,600 hectares of sand ridges, and over 8,400 hectares of lancewood.
It has capacity for between 4,600 and 7,000 head of mixed cattle.