Tansey graziers are selling 4703-acre property, Newhaven
TANSEY graziers Shane and Sandra Bishop are sidelining sentiment in listing for sale one of the region's largest grazing properties.
The 4703-acre property, known as Newhaven, on Heathwood Rd is part of the Bishop family's Garglen Brahman Company.
Mr Bishop purchased the land in 2004 from Goomeri's Ian Clarke, adding to the company's assortment of properties across the Gympie district.
The Garglen Brahman Company has been in Mr Bishop's hands for 15 years, first started by his father Percy in 1954.
Newly listed, the Tansey grazing property was underdeveloped when first purchased.
"It has been a labour of love," Mr Bishop said.
"It was a tough decision to decide to sell but the timing is right."
The Tansey grazier has just returned from a trip abroad to Texas where he was able to network with fellow Brahman breeders.
"The cattle over there are in peak condition," Mr Bishop said.
"I see the same for Australia. After years of drought, with a lot of cattle forced to sale at the moment, I see the next three to five years being bright."
This optimistic outlook is what prompted the couple to sell the Tansey property.
The plan is to buy a substantial block in central Queensland - a necessary change in business model to prepare for an evolving industry.
"We know in our minds we have to keep sustainable and this is another move for the future," Mr Bishop said.
The grazing property has been on the market for about a month, listed by Gympie Regional Realty's Mike Oswald.
Mr Oswald, who had his first foray into the real estate industry back in 1987, was proud to be managing the listing of the grazing property.
"It's good sweet country, runs a good number of cattle, is close to feed lots, a meatworks and the coast and is in a good rainfall area," he said.
Gympie Regional Realty has fielded 16 inquiries to date following an online and print advertising blitz.
Inquiries have come from north Queensland, interstate from Perth and Sydney and also internationally, with prospective buyers making contact from Cape Town in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.
The property has an extensive ongoing pasture development, with Bissett Bluegrass predominant, and has native bluegrasses as a dominant species.
The property has been stick-raked, boasts quality soil with a good depth and "excellent chocolate loam soils", Mr Oswald said.
"There is minimal weed infestation and hills provide good winter feed," he said.
The grazing property is 90% fenced and has a central lane system connecting all five paddocks, two of which have access to water.
Gympie Regional Realty places the Bishop's grazing property under the hammer at its 250 Mary St offices on Friday, March 27, from 11am.