Manbulloo is used as a breeding property and a holding depot for slaughter cattle and younger stock being exported from Darwin.

A mix of black soil, red sandy soil and forest country, Manbulloo boasts 60 km frontage to the Katherine River and 150 km frontage to the King River. With a 974 mm annual average rainfall, the property is capable of carrying over 18,000 head.

Manbulloo joined the CPC holdings in 1994 as part of the transaction in a major share purchase of Consolidated Meat Group Pty Ltd.


Steven Pocock
Joined CPC in

Steven Pocock leads the team based at Manbulloo Station. Working across Manbulloo and near-by Agistment properties around Katherine and the Floodplains outside of Darwin.
Steven joined CPC in 2018 initially at Newcastle Waters managing the Stud bull breeding herd before moving to Katherine early in 2019 with the increasing number of cattle on agistment and to assist in managing cattle flows through to the Live Export markets.
Agriculture has been a part of Steven’s life since growing up on his family’s beef and dairy farm in south east Queensland.  Heading north, Steve worked for a northern pastoral company for ten years before joining CPC.  Steven has operational experience in Stud and Commercial breeding, Backgrounding, Feedlotting, Live Export and Beef Processing sectors.  Steven has a practical understanding of the northern Australian beef industry, is well travelled across the North and is interested and involved in Local and National Agricultural policy through his involvement with NTCA and Cattle Council. 
Steven has completed a Batchelor of Agricultural Science, as well as a Master of Business Administration and is a Fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.  Steven is passionate about developing people, the highest animal welfare practices and efficient operations aiming to increase productivity output while managing for sustainability.