Property “Bigga Station”
The 1950 ha property is 5 km west of Bigga which is situated between Crookwell and Cowra in the Southern Tablelands of NSW. The area has a long term average rainfall of 740mm and an altitude of around 650m with the soils on the property mostly granite. Bigga Station is owned and operated by Tom and Georgie McGuiness who run a self-replacing merino flock.
Annual rainfall: 740mm
Soil type: Granite
Pasture type: Native
Steeply undulating, high hills with slope grades typically 10-20%, areas of boulder outcrop common; drained by upper order drainage lines with narrow alluvial flats. Free draining site, not prone to saturation
White box (E. albens) and Red Gum (E. blakeleyi) grassy woodland
Acidic, gradational soil with a red, weakly structured sandy clay loam subsoil. The A horizon is a light reddish brown, massive coarse sandy loam.
Aust. soil classification
Haplic, mesotrophic red Kandosol
Native based pasture with sub clover and annual grass which is fertilised annually with single super.
Self-replacing merino flock with an average annual stocking rate of 12 dse/ha. The paddock is set stocked or rotational grazed depending on the time of year.