Newcastle Waters

Newcastle Waters

Newcastle Waters is a 10,333.101ha breeding property in the west Barkly region of the Northern Territory.

Its open plains, flood country and timbered sand hills can carry 65,700 head of cattle including 20,000 commercial Brahman breeders. The property is home to Newcastle Waters Brahman stud, which comprises 4,000 stud females. Annually the stud produces 1,000 quality, acclimatised herd bulls for CPC's Northern properties.

Its annual turnoff of 25,000 - 30,000 head are finished according to market demands, with the steer portion being taken at five to seven months for fattening as Jap ox on the Queensland properties or finished on Lake Woods for export to Indonesia via Darwin port.

Newcastle Waters Homestead

 

Nathan (Jak) & Jade Andrews
Manager - Newcastle Waters Group
Joined CPC in
2002

Relocating to manage the Newcastle Waters Group in 2014, Jak and his family have worked on many of CPC's stations. Jak commenced employment with CPC in 1996 at Auvergne Station. Early on during his time with CPC, Jak worked at Newcastle Waters, Humbert River and Dungowan before moving to Nockatunga in 1998, with a short period on Mimong. In 1999 for a period of three years he was based at Isis Downs, which included two years as Head Stockman. Year 2002 saw a return to Auvergne to run the camp before taking on the role of Manager at Manbulloo Station in 2005 through to the end of 2012. In December 2012, Jak and Jade moved back to manage Auvergne Station and stayed there for a year and a half before taking on their current role at Newcastle Waters. 

Jade started as a Jilleroo at Isis Downs in 1999, becoming the cook for the next 2 years. Moving to Auvergne with Jak, she became the Manager's Off-sider, learning the skills needed to help them in their management position at Manbulloo.

Jak was born in Sydney and grew up initially in the Qld Gulf before moving to Newry Station. Schooling included time on Katherine School of the Air and secondary education at Barker College, Sydney.  Jade grew up around Roma in QLD and moved to Longreach to complete 2 ½ years at the Longreach Pastoral College.  Jak and Jade have four children, Rhianna, Ian, Justin and Aaron.