Comely

Comely

Comely and Mapala is a 23,159ha aggregation located approximately 129km South-West of Moura, in the Bauhinia district of Central Queensland. Purchased in 2012, 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 10,000hd of 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. 

 

 

Lester Bolton
Comely Manager
Joined CPC in
2011

Lester Joined CPC when Comely Station was acquired in September 2011. Born in Longreach Qld, Lester grew up on a sheep property west of Jundah.  After completing school, Lester worked on four properties around Goondiwindi over the next 15 years before starting work with Colonial Agricultural Company. Colonial transferred Lester to Comely and not long after moving there the property was listed for sale.  Over the following five years Comely ownership changed hands three times before being purchased by CPC.

Lester has four children, Tom, Henry, Gus and Jack.  He enjoys managing Comely Station as the property can only be mustered successfully using horses and he also relies on working dogs.