Isis Downs

Isis Downs

CPC purchased Isis Downs in 1987. 

The subsequent acquisition of nine surrounding properties has given CPC a 2,460 sq km aggregation capable of running 21,000 cattle in favourable seasons. The herd consists of up to 6,000 breeders with the balance being heifers and steers finished for sale to feedlots or the meatworks, depending on the season.

CPC made a decision in 2004 to move out of sheep and use Isis Downs solely for cattle. 6,000 Charolais Brahman cross females are run on Isis with Angus bulls producing cattle for the local trade and feedlot markets. 

The Charolais cross females are bred in the Northern Territory and transferred to Isis as required to maintain the breeding herd. An Aberdeen Angus Stud has now been established to breed bulls principally for their own use. The annual turnoff from Isis Downs is now 25,000 depending on the season.

 

 

 

Andrew & Anna Cochrane
Isis Downs Station Managers
Joined CPC in
2017

Andrew and Anna Cochrane moved interstate to take up the Manager’s position on Isis Downs in January 2017. From 2008 until 2016 Andrew managed mixed farming operations in Victoria and the NSW Western Riverina. Andrew was born and bred on mixed farming properties around Toowoomba, Warwick and Bollon. He studied accountancy when he left school in 2000 and held roles in agribusiness banking in Rockhampton and Emerald up until 2008 when he decided he needed to get back into the production side of agriculture.
 
Anna has previously worked in agribusiness banking, beef cattle extension and agricultural consultancy.
 
Anna and Andrew have three daughters: Clementine, Harriet and Agatha.