“Bukalong” is approximately 16km north of the Bombala township on the Gunningrah Road. It is a 1000 ha property consisting of both granite and basalt soil types. Main enterprises consist of a self-replacing merino flock with the cast for age sheep joined to a white suffolk. The property also runs an Angus cattle breeding enterprise. Bukalong is owned and managed by Angus Hobson and his wife Gillian.
Annual rainfall: 830m
Soil type: Shale/ mudstone
Pasture type: Introduced
Undulating, low hills with gently to moderate grades , typically 5-15%. Occasional periods of saturation after extended rainfall events; not prone to flooding. Altitude 830m.
Snow gum (E. pauciflora), Ribbon Gum (E.viminalis) and Candlebark (E. rubida) grassy woodland
Acidic, texture contrast soil with a yellow brown coloured, moderately structured light clay subsoil. The A horizon is a grey brown, unbleached, weakly structured heavy loam.
Aust. soil classification
Haplic, mesotrophic yellow Kurosol
This paddock was sown in April 2015 to a fescue, phalaris, white clover, sub clover improved pasture mix. The paddock receives 110kg/ha of single super annually plus molybdenum every 1 in 3 years. Prior to this the paddock was a naturalised phalaris paddock receiving a maintenance application of fertiliser one in every three years.
The paddock is grazed as part of normal farm operations.