MT GARNET district property “Wyoming” has recently been sold for only the second time since it was settled in 1918.
Selling agent, John Soutar of Geaney’s Charters Towers said “Wyoming is a highly regarded northern cattle property with historic connection to the early Australian explorer, Ludwig Leichardt who camped on the magnificent springs flowing across the property in 1844”.
Mr Soutar, said the current owner, John Reynolds and his family purchased the property in 1998 as a breeder block to supply steers for their Daintree River, fattening country.
Wyoming was recently purchased by well-known Richmond district graziers David and Jane Carter.
The Carter’s purchased the property to help manage the drought conditions they are currently experiencing on their western holdings.
Wyoming has received upward of 100mm of rainfall since Easter and has an excellent body of grass from the front gate to the back paddock.
Wyoming is an 8090ha or 20,000ac property, situated 70 klm south of Mt Garnet.
The property is a well improved and easy to run cattle property that is located in a safe and reliable rainfall area, it is capable of both breeding and fattening and enjoys an excellent reputation that is proved by the fact that the property has changed hands, for just the second time since 1918.
Mr Soutar said "Wyoming" was sold on a bare basis and had attracted good enquiry during the course of its marketing campaign.
Wyoming enjoys excellent natural waters with permanent, pristine flowing springs. Both the Leichardt and Wyoming springs run through the property in conjunction with a well set up water distribution infrastructure.
The property is predominantly flat open plains with the balance being open and lightly timbered basalt country. Wyoming consists of approximately 40 per cent red & chocolate basalt soils with the balance being open black soils. It is timbered with Ironbark, Box, Bloodwood and black Ti tree and heavily grassed with mainly native pastures including Kangaroo grass, black spear, blue grass, Indian couch and some stylos, areas of Rhodes grass and kikuyu have been introduced.