April 10, 2011 - Carngham Station
MEETING ONE, 2011
Our first meeting for 2011 was a fabulous farm tour to see the Historic Homestead at Carngham Station – their extensive gardens and historic 14 stand woolshed. We also viewed some of the great Angus cows and calves being bred at the station.
Thank you to all at Carngham Station for providing such a fabulous venue and operation for our first meeting of 2011, with many thanks to Glenn & Gayle Bird for all the organizing.
Carngham Station was owned by the Russell family since selection, covering in excess of 50,000 acres. It was reduced by soldier settlement and other sales till the remaining 1800acres was sold circa 1979. It was purchased by racehorse trainer Greg Mance (of Windsor Smith Shoes) in 1989. He increased the area to some 4600 acres in successive years running fine wool merino sheep and Hereford cattle as well the race horses and cropping.
In late 2006 the Hardman family purchased 2600 acres of that area running 600 Angus breeding cows and growing wheat and canola till this day.