Utopia Downs

Trading as: Presho Cattle Company

Details

  • Beef

  • Cattle

  • 4947 Hectares

  • 625 Millimeters

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  • Predominately brigalow country with a mixture of soil types - softwood loams through to heavier black soils.

  • Breeding herd - 800 cows.
    Steers to Jap ox.
    Cull heifers.
    Trade 400 steers annually.

Location

Farm Description

Sue - My dad Alf Chambers selected Utopia Downs in 1960 & I was brought here as a 3 week old baby to a tin hut with an antbed floor. It was a big undeveloped property of 24,000 acres. All the brigalow was standing scrub & there was 300 acres of rung bark country on the eastern end of the property where it was decided to build the house. Utopia is in 2 blocks. We operate the southern block.
The land is fully developed & is grassed with natural & improved (buffel) pastures. We have our own dozer & blade plough. We use it an ongoing programme to control the brigalow suckers & renovate tired pastures (seeding with butterfly pea, burgundy bean & other mixes).
Fenced into 26 paddocks, 2 stockyards & a lane system.
We have 2 other properties in the district & operate a livestock transport business as well.