About Hallcraig Santa Gertrudis Stud
Situated 11kms west of Deepwater along the Wellington Vale Rd, Hallcraig is part of the original ‘Wellington Vale’ block taken up in 1839 and now run by Jock Cuninghame, a 5th generation farmer on the same land. Such continuity is a rare thing these days.
Hallcraig, Kilmaurs and Lower Four Mile cover 2700 acres at an elevation of just under 1000m. The country consists of fairly flat to undulating fertile loamy granite soils of which 90% is arable. Improved pasture includes fescue, cocksfoot, phalaris, white, red and arrowleaf clovers as well as weather dependant crops such as lucerne, oats, millet and ryegrass. The other 10% are steep rocky hills.
No-till farming is the norm now after years of conventional cultivation. Paddocks are sprayed twice with a knockdown chemical like Glyphosate and then sown with a converted Gyral combine. Some selective post emergent sprays may be used for either broadleaf or grass control in fodder crops.
Mainly yellow box and Angrophra apple with a scattering of Red gum and White Peppermint. Some Bull Oak on the lighter country.
Hallcraig has 4km double frontage to Robertson’s Creek, Wellington Vale Creek and Watsons Creek. Besides helping with the properties’ water needs, there are many good holes in the creeks containing some big Murray Cod and catfish.
Hallcraig Cows & Calves on Millet
Santa Cows at Hallcraig
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SANTA GERTRUDIS STUD
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