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Property: “Newvale Park”

“Newvale Park” is a 80ha grazing property run by Chris, Jack and Shaun Harris. The main enterprise is a fine wool Merino ewe operation with around 250 ewes lambing down in June. The merino ewes are joined to Border Leicester rams producing 1st cross lambs. All wether lambs are sold as weaners through the local markets. The ewe portion is sold generally at 6-7 months of age, averaging 45 kg and ready for joining with a terminal sire.

Pastures across Newvale Park vary from introduced pasture stands of phalaris, clover and annual grasses to native pastures containing microlaena, danthonia and kangaroo grass. Paddocks are fertilised every 2-3 years with single super.

Annual rainfall: 725mm

Altitude: 595m

Soil typeSilty loam (with a medium clay sub-soil)

(refer to Pasture section for further detail)

Pasture typeNative perennials with sub clover

(refer to Pasture section for further detail)

INTERACTIVE GRAPH

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Landscape

Gently undulating, low rounded hills with gently graded hillslopes, typically 5-10%, with broad headwater drainage depressions and flats.

 

Vegetation

Yellow box (E. meliodora) and Red Gum (E. blakeleyi) grassy woodland, partly cleared

Soil

Summary morphology

Slightly acidic grading to slightly alkaline, texture contrast soil with a brown coloured, mottled, strongly structured medium clay subsoil. The A horizon is a bleached, pale grey, massive silty loam.

Aust. soil classification

Mottled Subnatric Sodosol

Factual key

Db2.42

Soil landscape

Williamsdale (extrapolated from Soil Landscapes of the Canberra 1:100,000 Sheet)

Profile morphology

Horizon

A1

A2

B21

B22

Depth (cm)

0-4

4-32

32-60

60-90+

Texture

Organic loam

Silty loam

Medium clay

Medium clay

pH (field)

6.0

6.0

6.5

8.0

Pasture

Pastures across Newvale Park vary from introduced pasture stands of phalaris, clover and annual grasses to native pastures containing microlaena, danthonia and kangaroo grass. Paddocks are fertilised every 2-3 years with single super.

Paddock History

As above.

 

Livestock/grazing

The paddock is rotationally grazed.