Bunda

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. 

Andrew O'Kane
Bunda Manager
Joined CPC in
2014

Andrew O’Kane and his partner Brooke Harwood moved from Carlton Hill Station to Bunda Station in early 2020. Andrew joined the CPC team in 2014 where he commenced his career as a first year at Wrotham Park located in the Cape of Queensland. In 2017 Andrew transferred from Wrotham Park to Bunda in the Northern Territory into the position of Head Stockman, he was there two years before transferring to Manbulloo to take on the role of Overseer in February 2019.  At the start of 2020, Andrew moved to Carlton Hill station as Assistant Manager before accepting the Bunda Manager role March.
 
Andrew completed his schooling at Toowoomba Grammar School in 2013. Andrew grew up on several cattle stations throughout the NT and QLD.  Andrew has always had a strong passion for the cattle industry with focus on becoming a cattleman and a horseman in the future. Andrew’s family now operate a Droughtmaster Stud on their own property near Wandoan in South West Queensland.
 
Brooke joined the CPC Team in 2017 at Bunda Station as a Station Hand, since then she has worked at Argyle Downs Station in 2018, Manbulloo in 2019 before returning to Bunda in 2020 as Managers Assistant.  Brooke loves station life and has a strong passion for her horses.