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Ashmore

573.50 mm
Manager: Raymond Rowett
7,354 Hectares
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Located to close to the coastal town of Kingston SE on the Princes Highway, Ashmore Station was the company's first South Eastern purchase in 1936. With a 573mm rainfall, the property produces fine wool, prime lamb as well as having an Angus dominated beef herd.

Ashmore yards Aerial

Property Location

Reedy Creek, 10km East of Kingston SE, South Australia
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Ashmore was purchased as AJ & PA McBride Ltd’s first South Eastern property in 1936 following the advances in super phosphate, cobalt deficiency and property drainage made the area commercially viable. The property is located in the former railway locality of Reedy Creek, straddling the Princes Highway near Kingston SE.

Ashmore consists of mainly flat country, well served by underground water capable of providing irrigated pastures. The initial Ashmore block with its iconic natural stone woolshed was renowned for its production of high quality wool at the time of purchase, together with the fertile Blackford flats located off the highway.

The property has increased in size with the purchase of the adjacent properties over the last forty years, most recently in 2012 with the purchase of Passchendaele on the Reedy Creek - Lucindale Rd.

Ashmore is an Autumn shearer with an annual production of more than 700 merino wool bales.

Property purchase history

BlockDate Purchased
Ashmore1936
Andrews1936
Blackford1936
Chambers1936
Telang1979
Netlina1987
Barnetts1998
Passchendaele2012
Property Managers

ManagerTenure
Walter Villis
1937-1956
Jim Muldoon
1956-1958
Jock Crook
1958-1960
Bob Villis
1960-1977
Peter Menz
1977-1979
Robert Laird
1979-2002
Peter Marshall
2002-2004
Trevor Wood
2004-2005
Doug Mellor
2005-2010
Brian McGrath
2010-2017
Raymond Rowett
2017-Current

Donations & Sponsorships

  • Kingston Speed Shear

    AJ & PA McBride's Ashmore Station is pleased to sponsor the Kingston Speed shear competition and support the local community.

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Get in touch

Head Office
Level 1, 165 Grenfell St
Adelaide SA 5000

Postal Address
GPO Box 649
Adelaide SA 5001

P 08 8272 1612 / F 08 8272 4119
E admin@mcbride.com.au