Property “Bannister Lodge”
“Bannister Lodge” is a 240ha grazing property in Bannister, 45km north-west of Goulburn run by Hugh Klem and Dimity Taylor. The property consists of basalt soils with predominantly eastern facing slopes. Hugh and Dimity run a sheep grazing enterprise producing 1st cross (Merino/Border Leicester) lambs born in September with ewes shorn every 6 months.
Annual rainfall: 706mm
Soil type: Basalt
Pasture type: Introduced
Gently undulating hills with sharp low ridges and long, very gentle hillslopes; rock outcrop confined
mainly to ridges. Soils are tertiary basalt. Altitude 850 – 870m; slope 2-3% (east facing). The
landscape is largely cleared for grazing.
Peppermint (E. radiata), Red Gum (E. blakeleyi) and Yellow Box (E. melliodora) woodland, largely
Acidic, gradational soil with a strong red coloured, strongly structured clay loam grading to light clay.
Aust. soil classification
Haplic, mesotrophic brown Ferrosol
Natives are encouraged on top of an improved pasture predominantly consisting of phalaris, cocksfoot and clover (both subterranean and white clover).
Paddock has had a strong fertilizer history receiving annual applications of single superphosphate. Molybdenum was last applied in 2012. Superphosphate last applied in 2016.
Stock are run in 1 mob on a planned rotational grazing basis, except at lambing.