Banksia Ridge is set in a park-like environment in the Adelaide Hills - about 40 minutes drive from Adelaide, South Australia. It is located at the top of the catchments for both the Finniss and Angas rivers.
It includes 4 dams, an equipped bore and 60 acres of bush. The dams and bush are fenced to exclude cattle.
Some statistics are detailed below:
- Area ( for stud) : 84 hectares, plus 15 Ha leased
- Rainfall: 850mm per annum
- Situation: In Adelaide hills at the top of the Finnis and Angas catchments
- Vegetation: Pink gum/stringy country. Banksia Ridge retains some of the best remnant vegetation in the region.
- Soil Type: Sandy loam over clay
- Farm plan: Designed to achieve long term sustainability. Developed by Wayne Brown, PIRSA Rural solutions.
- Subdivision: Fenced into 14 main paddocks and 12 smaller paddocks. Access to paddocks and yards via an extensive laneway system.
- Yards: Permanent steel circular yards to handle up to 110 cattle. Raceway, crush and calf raceway with calf cradle.
- Stock Management:
- Stock are excluded from the four dams, substantial stands of remnant vegetation and water courses.
- All main paddocks and most minor paddocks have shade and cover for stock.
- All neighbouring boundaries are double fenced.
- Cattlecare Accredited - number 5000383
- MN3 status in Johnes MAP program - certificate number S275
- Water Supply: water is pumped from dams and a bore to a 70,000 litre holding tank from which it is reticulated to 16 watering points.
- Cattle are raised on a grass only diet, sourced entirely from the property. Between 50 to 100 tonnes of hay are cut annually and stored under cover.