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Bigga

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

Altitude: 640m

Soil typeGranite

(refer to Pasture section for further detail)

Pasture typeNative

(refer to Pasture section for further detail)

INTERACTIVE GRAPH

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Landscape

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

 

Vegetation

White box (E. albens) and Red Gum (E. blakeleyi) grassy woodland

Soil

Summary morphology

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

Factual key

Gn4.11

Soil landscape

Garland[1]

 

 

 

Profile morphology

Horizon

A1

A2

B2

B/C

Depth (cm)

0-8

8-45

45-65

65-90+

Texture

Coarse sandy loam

Coarse sandy loam

Coarse sandy loam

Coarse sandy loam

pH (field)

4.5

4.5

5.5

6.0

Pasture

Native based pasture with sub clover and annual grass which is fertilised annually with single super.

Paddock History

As above.

 

Livestock/grazing

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.

[1]Hird, C. (1989) Soil Landscapes of the Goulburn 1:250,000 Sheet. Soil Conservation Service of NSW.