Moolan Downs Aggregation - Packhorse


Moolan Downs Aggregation

Moolan Downs Aggregation is comprised of four properties, Moolan Downs, Cressy, Allambee and Old Southwood. The title is an unrestricted freehold tenure.

The aggregation is located in the Western Downs region of Queensland approximately 160 km south west of Dalby and 200 km south east of Roma.

Prior to acquisition by Packhorse, Moolan Downs, Cressy and Allambee were certified Australian Certified Organic (ACO) and certified US National Organic Program for cattle.

Property Summary

Land Area
200 km South East of Roma, QLD
Settlement Date
30 March 2022

Company Structure
Packhorse Pastoral Company (Australia) Limited

Property Manager
Dean Hurley

Property Characteristics
The properties predominately consist of slightly undulating belah, brigalow/belah and associated softwood scrub soils.
Improved pastures include Buffel, Creeping Blue grass, Rhodes grass, Gatton Panic, Snail Medic plus large areas of Queensland Blue plus other native pastures and herbages with 364 hectares (900 acres) of Leucaena with improves pastures.

Mean Annual Rainfall
584.4 mm (Southwood Long-term Averages)

Cattle Grazing Capacity
Estimated 4,000 – 5,000 AE’s on acquisition


  • Well fenced property with approximately 60 paddocks able to be rotationally grazed. 3 livable houses, 4 sets of cattle yards (requiring a new set of yards to be built), sheds, grain facilities, commodity storage
Soil improvement

  • Previous organic farming methods had laid foundation for improved pastures and soil healthIntroducing deep rooted legumes, increasing water infiltration which starts increasing the microbial activity
  • Carbon Link have conducted a study on suitable area and land types for carbon sequestration project – 90% of the land area is suitable for soil carbon project

  • Moolan Downs is suitable to increase tree cover to 20% (potential for carbon stacking)