Box Plains was developed in the 1960s from light carrying coastal scrub.

With judicious use of trace elements and generous fertiliser applications, coupled with on-going pasture improvement, the property is heavy carrying.

Box Plains carries a bullock to the acre all year round, turning off prime cattle in late Spring.

The mainstay of the pasture is ryegrass and clover, using the latest species of each, in a rotational improvement programme, which covers the property on a 10 year cycle.

The steers are grazed in a rotational system, and are kept in one mob of 1000, grazing 100 acre (40 hectare) paddocks for a few days, depending on the time of year.

Rainfall is 37 inches (930 mls), and provides a response at all times of the year.

The soils are mainly black sand over coffee rock, running down to clay on the lower end of the property.