Our History

Formed in 1983

Our history goes back to 1860 and the CPC portfolio was first consolidated as a company in 1983.

CPC was formed in 1983 with the purchase of Newcastle Waters Station and some smaller Northern Territory holdings, from Ashburton Pastoral Company.

Concentration on the vast grazing areas across northern Australia has enabled successful drought management, market flexibility, easy access to export markets and low cost production of high quality grass fed, lot fed and export cattle and beef.

Two vertically integrated feedlots have been developed in Indonesia to value add CPC's Australian cattle.

In April 2009, UK private equity firm Terra Firma Fund 3 acquired a majority share in CPC. 

Between 2015 and 2019, CPC divested and purchased several stations. In October 2020, the Hands Family Office purchased 100% of CPC from Terra Firma Fund 3 and Ken Warriner.