LOCATION: Yunta region, SA
LAND SIZE: 199,914ha
STOCK: 32,000 Merino sheep / 120 cattle
ANNUAL RAINFALL: 203mm
Mt Victor and Plumbago Station is a 199,914ha property located 75km north of Yunta in the North East Pastoral Zone of South Australia.
Mt Victor Station was originally purchased by H.G. MacLachlan in 1971 simultaneously with Glenorchy Station from the Hawker and McGregor families respectively. In 1996 Four Brothers and Morialpa were purchased from the Sandland family, and in 2004 Plumbago Station from the Crawford family to complete the aggregation. Mt Victor is managed by Richard Williams who leads a staff of 6.
Fully stocked, the station shears 32,000 head of Poll Merinos in August/September every year. Stock work in the form of mustering and droving is completed primarily using motorbikes, but horses are also used periodically. Mustering of sheep for crutching, lamb marking and shearing, make up the three busiest times of the year for stock work. Cattle are mustered on motorbikes or horses twice a year for marking and branding calves, sale of steers and dry cows.
The Yunta races are always an attraction for those into racing horses or gymkhana events such as bending and barrel races. The races are run in May every year and are always a good social day out. The Broken Hill Agricultural Fair is also a well attended event offering everything from agricultural machinery, to showing animals and sheepdog yard trials.