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Braemar

223.5 mm
Manager: Joshua Sheridan
131,210 Hectares
Enterprises

Braemar Station, located 75km North East of Burra was purchased by company AJ McBride in the early twentieth century. The property is one of the company's best performing properties, producing up to 600 bales of wool in a good year.

Bra Sunset Over Wauranga Dam

Property Location

75km North East of Burra, South Australia
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Company founder Mr AJ McBride Snr purchased the Faraway Hill pastoral lease from his father in 1902 prior to the company’s formation in 1920. Braemar, a perpetual lease was added in 1908 and since then other land has been added to the property to reach its present 1,312 square km.

Braemar station has good healthy bush country with water supply reliant on dam catchments. Although recent property purchases have allowed for a ground water reticulation system across the holding, dams still provide the main source of water.

In addition to a medium wool merino flock, Braemar has a number of South African Meat Merinos (SAMMs) which are a genuine dual purpose animal - producing spinnable wool fibre as well as high carcass weight lambs. Wild Australian bush goats are also harvested on the property.

The Faraway Hill Pastoral lease is part of the traditional lands of the Ngadjuri Nation. In 2005, AJ & PA McBride and the crown entered into the first Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) in South Australia.

Property purchase history

BlockDate Purchased
Faraway Hill
1902
Braemar1908
Mulga Hill
1986
Bendigo1997
Pitcairn2001
Property managers

ManagerTenure
Henry Schuyler
1908-1920
Glen Corbin
1920-1929 (approx)
Bob Tanner
1929-1934
Ian Cunningham
1934-1939
Arthur Ridings
1939-1941
Rod Edginton
1941-1950
Fred Beven
1950-1957
Reg Symes
1957-1974
Vic Breeding
1974-2012
Josh Sheridan
2012-Current

12 months at Braemar

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Sales – Sheep

Sheep are sold at various times of the year, mainly after shearing. This can be done to reduce the pressure on available stock feed. Sheep are also assessed for overall health and desired traits and sheep that do not meet the property criteria are sold.

Water Runs

One of the most important tasks on the property - water runs involve checking tank levels, inspecting pipelines for leaks and cleaning out water troughs for stock, as well as checking on the general health and wellbeing of stock.

General Maintenance

There are always many jobs to do when you are not busy with stock or crop work. These could include assisting with vehicle maintenance, building and maintaining fences and yards, building upkeep and checking waters.

Mating - Sheep

Good management of breeding ewes plays an important role in achieving high lambing percentages. Rams are put out with the ewes at various times depending on the property. The gestation period for a sheep is 5 months.

General Maintenance

There are always many jobs to do when you are not busy with stock or crop work. These could include assisting with vehicle maintenance, building and maintaining fences and yards, building upkeep and checking waters.

Water Runs

One of the most important tasks on the property - water runs involve checking tank levels, inspecting pipelines for leaks and cleaning out water troughs for stock, as well as checking on the general health and wellbeing of stock.

General Maintenance

There are always many jobs to do when you are not busy with stock or crop work. These could include assisting with vehicle maintenance, building and maintaining fences and yards, building upkeep and checking waters.

Water Runs

One of the most important tasks on the property - water runs involve checking tank levels, inspecting pipelines for leaks and cleaning out water troughs for stock, as well as checking on the general health and wellbeing of stock.

Shearing

One of the most exciting times of the year - shearing is the "harvest" period for the wool enterprise. Station staff bring the sheep from all corners of the property to the shearing shed, where a contract shearing team remove their fleece. The sheep are then provided with husbandry treatments before returning to their paddock, whilst wool is baled and sent to market.

Aerial Mustering - Shearing

Planes and helicopters are used to muster livestock in the northern properties.

It is easier to see livestock from the air and the process is a lot quicker with eyes in the sky. Stock can be moved along and mobbed up in a timely manner.

General Maintenance

There are always many jobs to do when you are not busy with stock or crop work. These could include assisting with vehicle maintenance, building and maintaining fences and yards, building upkeep and checking waters.

Water Runs

One of the most important tasks on the property - water runs involve checking tank levels, inspecting pipelines for leaks and cleaning out water troughs for stock, as well as checking on the general health and wellbeing of stock.

Sales – Wool

After the wool is harvested from the sheep the wool is put into bales and trucked off the property to the wool store. The wool is tested and sold via auction or direct to trade.

General Maintenance

There are always many jobs to do when you are not busy with stock or crop work. These could include assisting with vehicle maintenance, building and maintaining fences and yards, building upkeep and checking waters.

Water Runs

One of the most important tasks on the property - water runs involve checking tank levels, inspecting pipelines for leaks and cleaning out water troughs for stock, as well as checking on the general health and wellbeing of stock.

Water Runs

One of the most important tasks on the property - water runs involve checking tank levels, inspecting pipelines for leaks and cleaning out water troughs for stock, as well as checking on the general health and wellbeing of stock.

General Maintenance

There are always many jobs to do when you are not busy with stock or crop work. These could include assisting with vehicle maintenance, building and maintaining fences and yards, building upkeep and checking waters.

Water Runs

One of the most important tasks on the property - water runs involve checking tank levels, inspecting pipelines for leaks and cleaning out water troughs for stock, as well as checking on the general health and wellbeing of stock.

General Maintenance

There are always many jobs to do when you are not busy with stock or crop work. These could include assisting with vehicle maintenance, building and maintaining fences and yards, building upkeep and checking waters.

Aerial Mustering - Lamb Marking

Planes and helicopters are used to muster livestock in the northern properties.

It is easier to see livestock from the air and the process is a lot quicker with eyes in the sky. Stock can be moved along and mobbed up in a timely manner.

Lamb Marking - main

Lambs are usually marked between 2 and 12 weeks of age. Lamb marking involves tagging, castration of male lambs, tail docking and mulesing. Pain relief is administered to make this process easier for the lambs. Vaccinations are usually undertaken at this time.

Water Runs

One of the most important tasks on the property - water runs involve checking tank levels, inspecting pipelines for leaks and cleaning out water troughs for stock, as well as checking on the general health and wellbeing of stock.

General Maintenance

There are always many jobs to do when you are not busy with stock or crop work. These could include assisting with vehicle maintenance, building and maintaining fences and yards, building upkeep and checking waters.

Aerial Mustering - Lamb Marking

Planes and helicopters are used to muster livestock in the northern properties.

It is easier to see livestock from the air and the process is a lot quicker with eyes in the sky. Stock can be moved along and mobbed up in a timely manner.

Shearing Lambs

Lambs have their first shearing at 8-11 months of age on most McBride properties. Station staff muster the sheep to the woolshed, where they are shorn by a contract shearing team. Lambs are then given a husbandry treatment and are returned to their paddocks.

Lamb Marking - main

Lambs are usually marked between 2 and 12 weeks of age. Lamb marking involves tagging, castration of male lambs, tail docking and mulesing. Pain relief is administered to make this process easier for the lambs. Vaccinations are usually undertaken at this time.

Water Runs

One of the most important tasks on the property - water runs involve checking tank levels, inspecting pipelines for leaks and cleaning out water troughs for stock, as well as checking on the general health and wellbeing of stock.

General Maintenance

There are always many jobs to do when you are not busy with stock or crop work. These could include assisting with vehicle maintenance, building and maintaining fences and yards, building upkeep and checking waters.

Sales – Sheep

Sheep are sold at various times of the year, mainly after shearing. This can be done to reduce the pressure on available stock feed. Sheep are also assessed for overall health and desired traits and sheep that do not meet the property criteria are sold.

Water Runs

One of the most important tasks on the property - water runs involve checking tank levels, inspecting pipelines for leaks and cleaning out water troughs for stock, as well as checking on the general health and wellbeing of stock.

General Maintenance

There are always many jobs to do when you are not busy with stock or crop work. These could include assisting with vehicle maintenance, building and maintaining fences and yards, building upkeep and checking waters.

Sales – Sheep

Sheep are sold at various times of the year, mainly after shearing. This can be done to reduce the pressure on available stock feed. Sheep are also assessed for overall health and desired traits and sheep that do not meet the property criteria are sold.

Aerial Mustering - Crutching

Planes and helicopters are used to muster livestock in the northern properties.

It is easier to see livestock from the air and the process is a lot quicker with eyes in the sky. Stock can be moved along and mobbed up in a timely manner.

Crutching - main

Sheep and lambs are mustered and crutched during the year. The wool is shorn from around their face and breech area. This helps to prevent flystrike and provides a cleaner fleece at shearing time.

Weaning - Lambs

Lambs are weaned after shearing. Lambs are separated from the ewes prior to shearing, shorn with the other lambs, drafted into ewe weaner and wether weaner lines and put in a paddock with other sheep of the same age.

Water Runs

One of the most important tasks on the property - water runs involve checking tank levels, inspecting pipelines for leaks and cleaning out water troughs for stock, as well as checking on the general health and wellbeing of stock.

General Maintenance

There are always many jobs to do when you are not busy with stock or crop work. These could include assisting with vehicle maintenance, building and maintaining fences and yards, building upkeep and checking waters.

Aerial Mustering - Crutching

Planes and helicopters are used to muster livestock in the northern properties.

It is easier to see livestock from the air and the process is a lot quicker with eyes in the sky. Stock can be moved along and mobbed up in a timely manner.

Crutching - main

Sheep and lambs are mustered and crutched during the year. The wool is shorn from around their face and breech area. This helps to prevent flystrike and provides a cleaner fleece at shearing time.

Weaning - Lambs

Lambs are weaned after shearing. Lambs are separated from the ewes prior to shearing, shorn with the other lambs, drafted into ewe weaner and wether weaner lines and put in a paddock with other sheep of the same age.

Water Runs

One of the most important tasks on the property - water runs involve checking tank levels, inspecting pipelines for leaks and cleaning out water troughs for stock, as well as checking on the general health and wellbeing of stock.

General Maintenance

There are always many jobs to do when you are not busy with stock or crop work. These could include assisting with vehicle maintenance, building and maintaining fences and yards, building upkeep and checking waters.

Donations & Sponsorships

  • Yunta Picnic Races

    AJ & PA McBride's Teetulpa and Braemar Stations are pleased to sponsor the Yunta Picnic Races 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