Steam Plains Station

Steam Plains Station Details

Region Southern New South Wales
Property Type Merino sheep breeding, prime lamb production, cattle backgrouding and cropping
Land Size 44,531 ha
Carrying Capacity Approximately 45,000 DSE
Average Annual Rainfall 360 mm/year
Purchased 2008
Staff 4

Steam Plains is situated 35 kilometres north of Conargo in the Western Riverina district of New South Wales.  At 45,834 hectares, it is one of the largest sheep properties in the region.
In addition to breeding Merino sheep, Steam Plains also runs a cattle backgrounding operation which targets EU accredited cattle and operates cropping enterprises including winter cereals and oil seeds.

In 2007 Paraway purchased Steam Plains, which it later expanded with the addition of Euroka Station in 2008.  The aggregation’s diverse range of enterprises keeps it busy throughout the year, however the property consistently balances the rigors of productivity with a demand for exceptional quality.

Steam Plain’s open landscape, combination of native and introduced grasses and abundant water sources make it ideal for livestock production. The Merino flock routinely achieves high lambing rates and carcass weights and its trade cattle are grown to meet internationally rigorous standards.

The property’s rich black soils and well-developed irrigation system make it well-suited to a range of dual purpose cropping enterprises across all seasons including irrigated pastures, winter cereals and oilseeds. During summer cereal crops such as maize and sorghum are often grown.