The 1989 purchase of the noted Allawah Brahman stud underpins an ongoing commitment by CPC to constantly improve the genetics of its stud and commercial herds.

The 3,069 hectare bloodwood forest and brigalow block is situated in a 625 mm rainfall belt, 145 km south of Rockhampton. Its 1,100 stud females produce bulls and females for use in the company's single sire, stud and commercial breeding programs.

Predominantly based on Australian bloodlines, imported genetics have been infused using embryo transfer and artificial insemination to keep Allawah at the forefront of the stud industry. Performance evaluation is also identified through commercial progeny testing of elite sire lines.


Lester & Stacey Bolton
Allawah Manager
Joined CPC in

Lester first joined CPC when Comely, a former CPC station, was acquired in 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 in 2011.  

CPC sold Comely Station in 2019, Lester and his wife Stacey remained with the new owner continuing to manage the property until the opportunity to return to CPC and manage Allawah became available in early 2020. Lester is enjoying the new challenges at Allawah, Stacey is managing the stud data recording along with raising their young family.

Lester has six sons, Tom, Henry, Gus, Jack, Charlie and Clancy.  Lester and Stacey had their first son Jack in 2017, then welcomed Charlie in 2019 and Clancy in 2020.