Bedervale is a 504 Ha grazing property directly to the South and bordering the town of Braidwood on the southern tablelands. It is predominately decomposed granite country and has an annual average rainfall of around 650mm. The property is owned by Mark and Sonia Horan who run a commercial Hereford/ Simmental cattle herd with a small number of merino ewes from time to time. Stock numbers alternate between Bedervale and another property at Yass depending on seasonal conditions.
Annual rainfall: 650mm
Soil type: Granite
Pasture type: Introduced
Gently undulating, low rounded hills with slope grades typically 5-10%, areas of boulder outcrop common. Free draining site, not prone to saturation. Altitude 680m.
Ribbon Gum (E. viminalis), Snow Gum (E. pauciflora) Candlebark (E. rubida) grassy open woodland, largely cleared.
Acidic, duplex soil with a thin brown, light clay subsoil, grading to highly weathered granite at >90cm. The A horizon is a light brown, massive sandy loam.
Aust. soil classification
Haplic, mesotrophic brown Kurosol
Pasture is a mix of phalaris, cocksfoot, ryegrass and sub clover. Super history was good up to 2007, however the paddock was not fertiliser between 2007 and 2015. While the paddock is still reasonably productive with the application of fertiliser, the intention is to over-sow the pasture in the near future.
Paddock is rotationally grazed, but is used through winter /spring as a calving paddock as it is on