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Telopea Downs

511.90 mm
Manager: Lewis Keller
47,677 Hectares
Enterprises

In September 2018, the McBride Group purchased the 47,677 hectare aggregation known as Telopea Downs. The aggregation is made up of ten properties in Victoria and one in South Australia, midway between the towns of Bordertown and Kaniva.

Tel 7 Grain Silos

Property Location

Telopea Downs, 50km north west of Kaniva
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AJ & PA McBride first considered purchasing property in the Telopea Downs area in 1974 when the board inspected the Blue Hills property. Although further north than the company's other high rainfall properties, the property is ideally located in the prime wool growing area of the Wimmera and has sand-over-clay soils similar to those found on Brooklyn Station.

When the company next evaluated the purchase in 2018, the Qatari based Hassad corporation had aggregated Blue Hills with eleven other properties in the Telopea Downs area since 2012. The property was purchased from Hassad in September 2018 and is now back in the hands of a wholly owned Australian Family company.

The property has a merino sheep flock with some crossbred influence, a beef herd and a large fodder and commercial cropping enterprise comprising wheat, barley, lupins, beans and canola.

Property purchase history

BlockDate Purchased
Blue Hills
2018
Border Downs
2018
Buckhurst2018
Eureka2018
Fergusons2018
Glenalpine2018
Meengo
2018
Merkani2018
North Wattles2018
Rosedale2018
Telopea Park
2018
Wandari2018
Property Managers

ManagerTenure
Lewis Keller
2018-current

Donations & Sponsorships

  • Bordertown Springfest - Speed shear

    McBride Operations' Telopea Downs Station is pleased to sponsor the Bordertown Spring Fest Speed shear competition and support the local community.

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  • Kaniva A&P Quick Shear

    McBride Operations' Telopea Downs Station is pleased to sponsor the Kaniva A&P show quick shear competition and support the local community.

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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