Mustering , Auvergne Station, Northern Territory
The NT/WA operations encompass properties in the Northern Territory and Western Australia including Newcastle Waters, Ucharonidge, Dungowan, Manbulloo, Auvergne, Kirkimbie, Bunda, Argyle Downs, Newry and Carlton Hill Station. The focus for this group is predominantly live export and breeding high quality Brahman cross cattle for the CPC Queensland backgrounding operations. Up to 20,000 weaners have been transferred into Queensland each year and 34,000 export cattle are produced annually.
The breeding herd consists of 112,500 breeders, driven by the Newcastle Waters, Bunda and Allawah Stud; which infuses world quality genetics through the northern herds. Up to 1,200 bulls are transferred from the Studs to the northern group each year.
The mustering season generally commences in March of each year, at the end of the wet season. At this time, CPC welcomes on board around 20 new employees who initially start their training at CPC's in house training facility at Manbulloo Station. After two weeks intensive training these employees are inducted on to the station where they will work for the mustering season. The season runs through until the start of the following wet season, in around November of each year.
Northern operations are headed by the General Manager NT/WA, Henry Burke. Henry is based in Katherine in Western Australia. It is his role to manage the group and assist the managers to achieve their targets in line with CPC's strategic plan.
General Manager NT/WA