The Wandle

Area:  2,300ha – 2,000ha effective

Stock Units:  15,000

Number of permanent staff: Five

Located 10km northwest of Middlemarch, the Wandle is a grazing and finishing property of predominantly terraces with some hill country along the Rock & Pillar Range.

The farm underwent a development programme during 2011 and 2012 which included the installation of two centre pivot irrigators, subdividing paddocks, new stock water systems, improvements to pastures and soil fertility, and is now a relatively intensive finishing property.

Approximately 550ha of the property is capable of being irrigated.

It has a small base flock of 1,300 ewes and 200 beef cows.  It lambs 3-4,000 hoggets from other Lone Star Farms properties and the balance is trading lambs or cattle and dry stock grazing.