Prestbury covers just over 1000 hectares or 2500 acres. Around half is hilly grassland, where we run our herd of beef cattle. It is heavily timbered with native trees. This supports a huge variety of native wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, and masses of birds.
The remainder of the farm is under cultivation and is used to grow a wide variety of crops. The rich black soil and sub-tropical climate allow us to grow crops all year round (rainfall permitting!). In the summer - sorghum, sunflowers, mungbeans, and in the winter - wheat, barley, oats, and chickpeas.
In the past, Prestbury was run as a thoroughbred stud, and many top racehorses were bred here. The magnificent old stable complex was built in the 1940s and is still in regular use.