Newcastle Waters

Newcastle Waters is a 1,033,101ha 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


Jimmy Beale & Shannon Chatfield
Newcastle Waters Manager
Joined CPC in

Jimmy and Shannon moved to Newcastle Waters in early 2020 where Jimmy took on the role as Barkley Group Manager. He started at CPC in 2008 as a jackaroo at Nockatunga. Over the years he has worked at Wrotham Park and CPC’s agistment properties near Alice Springs. After completing his pilot’s licence he moved over to Carlton Hill to run the Boat Camp in 2012 and returned as the Overseer before relocating to Kirkimbie.
In early 2015 CPC purchased Bunda Station which adjoins Kirkimbie, Jimmy took on the management role for both properties before moving to Newcastle Waters. Shannon started with CPC as a jillaroo in 2014 at Kirkimbie Station and soon moved into a secretary role at Bunda whilst studying a bachelor’s degree in science. Shannon now works as a Research Project Officer and Managers Assistant.