In 2015, CPC expanded its operations on Kirkimbie station with the purchase of adjoining Bunda, located in the Western Victoria River Downs region of the Northern Territory. CPC had already been familiar with Bunda for many years, having leased it during the 1990’s and 2000’s. The aggregation of the two properties provided the opportunity to increase productivity, reduce overheads and increase labour efficiencies. It also added valuable fattening country to CPC’s Northern portfolio, allowing CPC to further optimise its herdflow.

Bunda has its own stud complex and a high quality Brahman stud herd. Just under 178,800 hectares in size, the property can carry more than 15,000 cattle. Its mix of country includes high quality black soil plains ideal for fattening cattle on a range of annual and perennial grasses, including Mitchell and Flinders varieties. The land is fenced to allow effective rotational grazing and is well-watered by 22 bores in addition to dams and natural water sources from the Sturt Creek, Bunda Creek and Maud Creek systems. 

Dylan Wall & Rebecca (Bex) Thorpe
Bunda Manager
Joined CPC in

Dylan and Bex moved to Bunda Station at the end of July 2022 from Isis Downs station, where Dylan was Assistant Manager and Bex was the Early Weaning Supervisor. Prior to Isis Downs the couple were at Carlton Hill, Newcastle Waters and Kirkimbie Station.

Dylan grew up on stations in the Gulf of Queensland before attending Dalby High school in 2007. On completion of twelfth grade Dylan took up a job alongside his father, travelling Australia providing horseman ship clinics and breaking in schools for two years. In 2014 Dylan commenced his career with CPC at Kirkimbie/Bunda station as a second-year Station Hand. From there Dylan transferred to Newcastle Waters, advancing to Leading Hand, Head stockperson and then Overseer. At the start of 2020 Dylan moved to Carlton Hill and became Assistant Manager before transferring to Isis downs at the end of 2022, where he resumed the position of Assistant Manager. In August 2022, Dylan and Bex moved to Bunda as Manager and Managers Assistant. 

Bex grew up around agriculture in the UK, first starting with CPC in 2015 at Newcastle Waters as a Camp Cook/Station Hand, progressing to Head Stockperson in the beginning of 2018. From there, Bex was Head Stockperson at Carlton Hill, also assisting with the running of the Early Weaning Program towards the back end of 2022. Bex transferred to Isis Downs in 2022 alongside Dylan, where she resumed a full-time position as the Early Weaning Supervisor.