Bald Blair is 4000 feet or 1300 metres above sea level. It is predominately red and black basalt soil with an average rainfall of 850mm.
Bald Blair was purchased by the White family in 1898 and trees were cleared during the depression years from Bald Blair. During the 2nd World War food, including potatoes and beans were grown in these areas for the war effort.
Since Sam White returned to Bald Blair in 1990, the goal has been to plant 1000 trees a year as part of a revegetation program (season permitting). In 2017, 600 seedlings have been planted in three separate tree guards at Bald Blair as part of the Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Trees on Farms project. Steph Sweeney from Moon’s Native Nursery at Walcha planted Eucalyptus viminalis (Ribbon Gum), Eucalyptus stellulata (Black Sallee), Eucalyptus dalrympleana (Mountain Gum), cacia filicifolia (Fern-leaved Wattle), Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle), Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood).
Bald Blair Angus has also partnered with WetLandCare Australia to fence off 8.25ha of wetland native vegetation, as part of the Uplands Wetlands Project at our property Kolora, 7kms from Bald Blair. The Brockley Lagoon as it is locally known is a breeding ground for black swans. We were very pleased to be able to host an Uplands Wetlands field day for neighbours and other local farmers with lagoons on their farms, as part of this project.