Shearing Shed

Gable Shedding

Stables Complex, Machinery shed

Stables, 1 of 4

Hay Shedding

Hayshed and Skillion

New 100,000 Lt tank and washbay

Pre Auction lead up Yards, all with water

Main Yards, many concrete pens, excellent crush and under cover facilities

Main Yards Crush under cover


Arena and Seating

John on Auction Day, Run down on the Stock of the Day. "Kingdoms calves a feature this year"..

Strong Crowds, easy access for many buyers, North East Victoria such a strong area to be selling Bulls into.

Year in, Year out, good crowds

Gable shedding

Pre Sale viewing always easy.

Another solid Crop yeild

Fodder production for strong stocking rates

Irrigation Dam entrance

Pump Shed

Top Yards, Hoystead Rd

Troughs, lanes, all immaculate

Witherswood. Iconic Bulls "being yarded"

Top Yards Crush and handler


The female proof

Straight as a Die

The last stand lawnmowers

Masculine proof

Front paddocks

Wetlands on the Glenrowan Rd access


Wetlands at the bottom

Wetlands at the Top, Warby Fall

Hoystead Rd entrance

Main Bedroom, to pool and outdoor

Main Kitchen

Billiard Room

Billiard Room, Full Size, OFP, to Main

BBQ, Westside

Pool and Spa, Rainwater filled

Carport, Storage, outside toilet


West overview



Cottage original front rooms

Cottage original front rooms



Cottage Laundry


Cottage extension

Cottage Lounge




9 Crown Allotments
63a, 64A, 64B, 65, 65A, 65B, 66A, 66B, 66C.

509 Ha "Witherswood" Stud stock opportunity 1258 Ac

SOLD - This listing was sold in October 2019
Just off the Hume Freeway close to Wangaratta, Benalla and Glenrowan. Just North of the Winton Wetlands, Bus routes to good schooling and town facilities, trains and the freeway for Melbourne Sydney convenience. 550 ml plus rainfall region, exceptional stud stock/commercial stud operation opportunity.
Having been run as renowned "Witherswood"Angus Stud, the property gently undulates from clay loam soils to the softer granitic loams at the foot of the Warby Ranges.
Two homes, exceptional selling arena, magnificent shedding, stables, yards, fencing, water supply and soil health.
Extremely well managed for many years, includes annual phosphorus and a continuous liming program.
Soils and pastures of premium importance, including more than 150 hectares sown down in 2019 to grazing wheat and rye / clover pasture. 9 Crown Allotments in place.
John and Joan are encouraged with the opportunity for someone new to come in and continue a legacy on what has already been very, very good to them.
Some 1258 acres of freehold, including grazing, cropping not withstanding 45 acres of established vineyard with market for the Shiraz and Cabernet fruit.
Water supply from Mokoan, springs, dams and storage supplies.
Main residence sits atop the hill with magnificent farm views, in-ground pool, architectural design ready for new owners impression to be put upon.
Original cottage established amongst main shedding, stables, yards is exceptional for second family member or workers or easily rented out.
Selling arena first class, has a great history and has a great positioning to supplying stud stock cattle in the past two decades to the North East and beyond.
Established markets already there.
So if the ambition to farm and farm well, scale up or simply expand operations into a new area, "Witherswood" is very much that likely opportunity.

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Main Property Features

Listing Number: LWR9293

Property Type:
Grazing, Finishing, Viticulture, Sheep & Cattle, Specialist Livestock, Arable, Cereals, Irrigation, Cropping, Mixed Farming, Lifestyle / Rural
Land area:
Cultivatable Hectares: 400, Cultivatable Acres: 1000, Stock Arable Ha: 509.22, Stock Arable Acres: 1258
Land area
  • Land Area Ha: 509.22
  • Land Area Acres: 1258
Property Features:
Average rainfall (Average Rainfall/Climate: Average 500 ml), Allocation MI: 2 Meg ex Mokoan
Location & services:
Km's to Nearest Town: 16km to Glenrowan / 27km to Wangaratta, Nearest Town: Glenrowan/Thoona Wangaratta and Benalla, Location / District: Taminick, Schooling Primary: Glenrowan, Benalla or Wangaratta, Bus Primary (Yes), Schooling Secondary: Wangaratta High School, Galen Catholic College or Cathedral Anglican College, Bus Secondary (Yes), Mail Service (Yes)
Leasehold Details (Unused Road leases at the Top and Northern end of Property, Leasehold: Unused Road leases), Freehold: Crown Allotments 63A, 64A, 64B, 65, 65A, 65B, 66A, 66B, 66C // PP3537
Approx year built:
House style:
Architechural design and build
Brick, Brick Veneer
House Details:
Security alarm, Lounge Room, Family Room, Kitchen, Laundry and Insulation
House Comments:
Exceptional location on top of rise. Mokoan scheme water available, springs, dams and rain water. Outstanding set up. Open Fire, Refrigerated Ducted Air Conditioning large rooms designed to gain maximum sunlight, clever orientation. Two living areas, lawns and gardens all well kept. Sprinkler system to lawns. Inground Concrete and tile pool. Secondary road access from Hoystead Road complimenting the main farm access off 1185 Glenrowan-Boweya Road with internal access to yards and sheds.
Chattels remaining:
Blinds, Fixed floor coverings, Light fittings, TV aerial, Rangehood
Additional rooms:
Billiard / pool
Outdoor living:
Pool, Spa, BBQ
Fencing - Type & Condition: Immaculate. Solid boundary fencing. Hot wires where appropriate. Excellent divisional fencing and access to 2 main sets of Stock yards
Present Condition:
Managed to exceptional standards. Soil tests, Lime, annual Phosphorus and cropping rotations as required. Two good homes. Outstanding shedding, Stables, Selling arena, Hay and Machinery Storage. Workshops, Shearing Shed, Cattle yards. Water reticulated. Gates ALL swing, fencing superb. Vineyard, irrigation to vines. Property has superb balance of lighter and heavier carrying soils, from flat frontage to gentle undulation all the way to the light Bush on the edge of the Warby Range, Waterfall and protected grazing areas. Just magnificent.
Superb balance of Loams, Clay loams, Granitic loams and lighter Granite that adloind the Warby Range with your own Water Fall, Gullies and catchment, Spring Fed soaks and Dams. Also the insurance of 2 Meg Stock and Domestic water from private Mokoan scheme, piped to tanks. Huge Tank catchment of enormous roof areas, housing, sheds, stables to allow wash down bay, houses, and pool supply.
Subdivision - No Paddocks:
Main: 18-20
Soil Types:
Clay, Grantic up the top with a dark loam band through the superb bank of undulating soils through the middle.
Weeds / pests:
Very clean, managed
Shelter Trees:
Ample shade trees. Redgums, Box varieties and the adjoining Warby Range species
Water supply:
Bore, dams and pipe from mokoan
Shedding and Improvements:
Outstanding. Include Stable complex 31m X 11m which includes lunchroom/office and 4 stables , 9m X 4.7m Machinery Workshop, 23m X 9.3m Open Bay Machinery Shed with concrete floor, light and Power, 24m X 9m Classic Gable feaured shedding, 27m X 9m (X 5m ) Hay Storage, 17m X 9m (X 5m) Hay Storage, Skillion off Hayshed 11m X 14m, Undercover selling complex including sale runs and seating for approx. 150 people, 23m X 17m adjoining Shearing Shed with Light , Power, 18.5m X 9.5m 2 Stand Shearing shed, timber flooring and battens all in great order, Sprinkler system to lead up yards and viewing pens allowing the best of Selling Stud Stock presentation in any weather.
3 Sets of yards. Main steel yards and under cover race and processing facilities. Cement flooring and lead up yards set for Stud/Commercial stock operation and presentation. Second main set of yards up the top of the Farm ideal management bonus with easy access.
Super every year with lime program in place as per soil tests and recommendations
Land Usage:
Set as Stud stock operation. Grazing or Cropping. Ideal balance of lower flat country rising to the Top of the rise to warmer winter grazing at the foot of the Warby Range. Home of the Black Cattle in the Waby Range a very apt description. Vineyard with reliable past sales of two Varietals.
Management Policy:
Sheds, gates, water, pastures and improvements all exceptionally well maintained and managed over long period.
Present Stock:
320 Breeder history
DSEs (Cattle: 3900 - 4650)
Land Usage:
45 Acres of Vineyard includes 30 Acres Shiraz and 15 Acres of Cabernet Sauvignon. Renowned Glenrowan Reds.
Managers / workers housing:
Original 4 Bedroom timber cottage, renovated and extended over recent years. Great second dwelling, staff , family or B&B options.
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