Comely and Mapala is a 23,159ha aggregation located approximately 129km South-West of Moura, in the Bauhinia district of Central Queensland. Purchased in September 2011, the acquisition of Comely and Mapala has provided the company with additional backgrounding and finishing country to further balance CPC’s portfolio.
With a comfortable carrying capacity of 9,000hd of steers and bullocks to 10,500 backgrounders Comely and Mapala is a valuable addition to CPC’s operations. The property is stocked with steers from CPC’s other QLD and NT properties, which are transferred to Comely to be finished for the QLD slaughter and feedlot market. It’s proximity to major selling facilities and three export meatworks provides an additional advantage.
The country of Comely and Mapala is approximately 9,000 ha of undulating softwood scrub country, 7,000 ha of heavier Brigalow, Belah country and 7,200 ha of open Ironbark and Spotted Gum forest on the higher slopes of Mapala. All softwood scrub has been fully developed to pastures of Buffel, Green Panic and Rhodes grass; a mix renowned for its high daily weight gains and carrying capacity. Water is also a feature of the aggregation, with four flowing bores with extensive reticulation systems, six equipped dams and 37 open dams. The properties enjoy an average rainfall of 28 inches and are in one of the most reliable rainfall areas of rural QLD.
Comely and Mapala is situated at the junction of the Bigge and Expedition ranges. These two properties were put together as an aggregation by the Heytsbury pastoral group in the 1980’s, prior to this Mapala had been always privately owned and Comely was owned by CSR.
The Comely and Mapala aggregation, located in one of Queensland’s dress-circle grass finishing districts is widely regarded as one of the best large-scale finishing properties in Central Queensland.