First settled in the mid 1800s, and has had sheep and cattle ever since.
The name Koolomurt is said to translate as “Place of many birds”
Koolomurt was one of the early “Runs” and appears on the earliest maps of the district
Since 1870 rainfall has averaged 28” (700mls), but is mainly a winter/spring event, with a growing season of 5 to 6 months.
The operation at Koolomurt relies on silage and hay making to maintain stock year round.
Light carrying country without fertiliser, but can carry 12 DSE/ha with efficient pasture improvement and fertiliser
The soils can be described as “Buckshot”, which is light soil over clay and gravel.
The Pigeon Ponds creek runs through the property, and whilst this sometimes runs dry in summer, Koolomurt is well-watered with numerous dams, and extensive reticulation systems