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Konetta

641.20 mm
Manager: Kingsley Breeding
7,380 Hectares
Enterprises

Konetta Station is located at the small locality of Greenways midway between Kingston SE and Millicent. With an abundent confined artesian water supply, the property produces fully grown, award winning Prime lamb, as well as more than 1200 bales of high quality fine wool.

Konetta homestead Aerial

Property Location

Greenways, 40km north west of Millicent, South Australia
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Konetta Station straddles the Princes Highway at the crossroads between the towns of Millicent, Robe, Kingston SE and Lucindale in the lower South East of the state. The property was purchased by McBride in 1974 and has steadily grow since then to its current 7,380ha size, most recently in 2013 with the acquisition of Koniak, an adjoining property with extensive flood irrigation facilities. In 2011, a new 12 stand, raised board woolshed was constructed and now provides an education opportunity for improver shearers as part of TAFE.

The core enterprise of the property is a fine wool merino flock producing more that 1000 bales of wool per year. In addition, the property runs a Merino/Dorset crossbred prime lamb enterprise which provides a dual purpose of wool and meat. A beef herd is supplemented with a trading/finishing operation to better utilise the properties spring flush of pasture.

The property is relatively flat and is located in a high rainfall area. Although there are several drains across the property, the sheer quantity of winter rainfall can sometimes result in water inundation of paddocks. The property's operational programme has been tailored to ensure the welfare of livestock and their progeny.

Property purchase history

BlockDate Purchased
Konetta1974
Boullys1980
Englands1984
s199/200 Hd Smith
1986
Gould's1993
Tamool1996
Kareelah2012
Koniak2013
Property managers

ManagerTenure
Rolf Fox
1974-1975
Bob Napier
1975-1985
Keith Parsons
1985-1988
Kingsley Breeding
1989-current

Donations & Sponsorships

  • Glencoe Blade Shear

    AJ & PA McBride's Konetta station is proud to support the Glencoe blade shearing demonstration, which was held in March 2019.

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Brooklyn

Situated nearby to the town of Lucindale, Brooklyn Station comprises a fine wool flock as well as the company's Angus beef stud.

Nepowie

Nepowie Station is home to the company's two internal merino studs as well as a shorthorn beef stud.

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