Our Company is continually looking to improve the productive capacity and efficiency of land resources. This will be achieved by strategic additional waters and fencing, grazing management systems and additional yards, holdings paddocks and laneways.
Breeding Properties are located in safer rainfall areas and are generally operated as large scale low cost operations.
Growing properties are located in higher value feed zones located in diverse geographic regions on route to markets or feedlots.
Backgrounding/Farming properties are located strategically in highly productive rainfall areas to ensure consistency of cattle supply to the feedlots. AACo farming operations are run in conjunction with backgrounding properties to improve reliability of feed pools and provide commodities for the feedlots.
Australian Agricultural Company runs two of Australia's major feedlots, these are Goonoo Feedlot located at Comet in Central Queensland and Aronui Feedlot located at Dalby on the central Darling Downs. Average capacities of these feedlots sees AACo with about 30,000 head on feed at any one time.
The feedlots are used by the Company to maximise the finishing potential of the cattle bred by the stations as well as provide a measure of drought mitigation. The most important function of the feedlot system is the ability to produce prime cattle to a consistent high quality all year round.
Anthony Lagoon is located approximately 440km north east
from Tennant Creek.
Eva Downs, which borders on the western side of Anthony Lagoon, is located approximately 300km north east from Tennant Creek. The two properties are set in the hub of the Northern Territory's Barkly Tablelands on the historic Barkly Stock route.
Anthony Lagoon and Eva Downs are involved in the breeding, backgrounding and trade of high-grade Brahman cross cattle, which are turned off predominantly for live export.Click here for details
Avon Downs is 70km west of Camooweal, Queensland and 250km north
west of Mount Isa.
Austral Downs, which borders Avon, spans the Northern Territory and Queensland border and situated 100km south west of Camooweal and 300km west of Mount Isa.
Both properties are breeding stations, running predominantly Santa Gertrudis cattle.Click here for details
Benmara Station, which borders Brunette Downs Station in the Barkly region of the Northern Territory, is a property used for breeding and agistment.
Carrying 7,500 head of high grade Brahman females, Benmara produces progeny to be backgrounded on Brunette Downs, and also supplies breeding females to Anthony Lagoon.Click here for details
Brunette Downs is situated in the middle of the Barkly Tableland and is located 350km north east of the nearest town, Tennant Creek and 660km northwest of Mount Isa in Queensland which serves as the station's main service town. The property, which comprises of mostly open downs country, is involved in the breeding and backgrounding of the companies Barkly Composite, as well as Santa Gertrudis and Brahman cattle.
Brunette Downs is well known because of the ABC or Brunette Races, an outback racing carnival which is held annually in June.Click here for details
Camfield Station is located in the Victoria River District, 375km south west of Katherine and 695km south of Darwin.
The property of 276,900 hectares runs approximately 32,000 head of predominantly Brahman cattle and is both a breeding station and a growing out depot for the weaners from Montejinni and Delamere Stations.Click here for details
Delamere Station is located in the Victoria River district,
170km south west of Katherine and 500km south of Darwin.
Delamere is 300,300ha in total and is a breeding station, running approximately 21,000 head of predominantly Brahman cattle.
Montejinni Station is located in the Victoria River District, 320km south west of Katherine and 640km south of Darwin.
The property, which spans 309,294 ha, is a breeding station running approximately 27,000 head of predominantly Brahman cattle.
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The Tipperary and Litchfield properties are located in the Douglas Daly region of the Northern Territory, approximately 180 kilometres south of Darwin.
They run 45,000 head of commercial cattle and an 800 head Bull Breeding herd. The operations on the properties include breeding, backgrounding, feedlotting and farming, with an annual turnoff of 10,000 head per year.Click here for details
Aronui is the oldest commercial feedlot in Australia. It was
established in 1964 and purchased by AACo in 2002.
The Feedlot is situated on a basalt ridge near Dalby in Queensland and is fortunate to draw its water supply from underground bores in the Great Artesian Basin.
Aronui is situated in a Grain Belt on the rich and fertile Darling Downs. Commodities used include sorghum, barley, wheat, corn, straw, hay, and liquid supplement, most of which are being sourced locally.
Brighton Downs is situated on the channels of the Diamantina River, 235km south west of the nearest town, Winton, Queensland. The property of 420,616 hectares is a growing out station for cattle from the breeding stations. These are a mix of Santa Gertrudis, Brahman, Crossbreds and Composites, bred on the Barkly Tableland and in the Gulf. When seasons permit, cattle are bought externally, to be fattened and turned off for the grass-fed market.
Brighton Downs can easily be described as the most scenic of the AACo stations. It is interspersed with ranges of ochre-red hills and a number of sand hills scattered over the eastern end of the property.Click here for details
Canobie Station is located 200km north of Cloncurry, in the Gulf Region. The property of 429,065ha is a breeding station running approximately 40,000 predominantly Brahman cattle.
The Cloncurry River runs through the property which provides permanent water. Canobie has a good mixture of black soils and lighter red country, and the properties Alcala and Lyrian Downs are operated as part of the Canobie aggregation.Click here for details
Carrum Station is a breeding property for the composite
bull breeding program, located in the Gulf Group, 26 kilometres
south of Julia Creek, and has an area of 50 614 hectares.
Collie Blue is a breeding and backgrounding property in the Central Queensland area. It is located 76km west of Springsure, and is in close proximity to the Glentana property.
The property consists of 16,932 hectares of pulled country, and runs predominantly Wagyu cattle, with some commercial cattle also.
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Dalgonally Station is located , 80km north of Julia Creek and in close proximity to Carrum Station. The property comprises 128,000 hectares and is a growing out station for cattle from the breeding stations. Dalgonally runs approximately 14,000 head of predominantly Brahman cattle.
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Glentana consists of 15,861 hectares of improved Buffel grass country, 100km west of Springsure in the Buckland Plateau area. It has undergone an extensive program of development, pasture sowing, water storage and fencing of formerly Brigalow timbered land on fertile soils.
Since purchase, an additional 400 hectares of the original Glentana block has been pulled and raked to increase the area for forage cropping. Blade ploughing is carried out to maintain the pasture stand and for timber control, and legumes have been introduced to increase pasture value and daily gain over the winter period.Click here for details
Goonoo is a a feedlot, backgrounding and farming property straddling the Comet River in Central Queensland. It is located 65km from Emerald.
The feedlot has a capacity of 17,500 head, licensed to 20,000 (SCU) with an annual turnoff of approximately 65,000. It is primarily used for company-bred cattle and produces large volumes of consistent quality assured cattle for international and domestic markets.Click here for details
Headingly Station, near Urandangie, is located in the Barkly Group, 200km south west of Mount Isa. The property of 1,003,215 hectares is a breeding station running approximately 40,000 predominantly Santa Gertrudis cattle. Headingly Station is situated on the Georgina River and comprises mainly open black soil downs country with areas of timbered country (mainly Gidyea) scattered throughout.
Headingly Station is made up of three leases - Headingly (1916), Wolgra (1965), and Carandotta (1985).
There is an unlimited supply of water from sub‑artesian bores, and the surface water in ordinary seasons is good. The country consists of rolling downs of Mitchell and Flinders grasses.Click here for details
Lynora Downs is a farming property in the Central Queensland region. It is located 42km from Rolleston, 260km from Roma and 540 km from Brisbane.
The property is a specialised cropping operation, consisting of both irrigated and dryland cropping, and is especially well suited to cotton production.Click here for details
South Galway is located in the heart of Channel Country, 400km south west of Longreach or 1,300km north west of Brisbane by road. Situated on Coopers Creek, it is a part of what is regarded as some of the best natural fattening country in the world.
The property of 486,620 ha is a growing out station, running approximately 15,000 head of cattle, the majority of which are Santa Gertrudis steers.Click here for details
Wondoola is 130km south of Normanton, 480km north east of Mount Isa, and 700km west of Cairns. The property of 252,500ha is a breeding station running approximately 23,000 predominantly Brahman cattle, with all steers shifted off to the growing out areas.
Wondoola is situated between the Saxby and Flinders Rivers systems with flat open downs country. Substantial areas of the station are subject to beneficial flooding.Click here for details
Wylarah is located in the Central Queensland group, 15 km from Surat, the nearest service town, and 450km west of Brisbane, Queensland. The aggregation is made up of six properties; Wylarah, Cadny Downs, Talavera, Newington, Borah and Didgeridoo, and has a total area of 30,300 hectares.
Wylarah's purpose is the breeding of the Westholme Wagyu herd to produce full blood bulls for the AACo Commercial herds, and to produce feeder steers for the Master Kobe brand. The property also breeds elite animals for the multiplier composite herds in the north, and acts as a backgrounding property for commercial Wagyu destined for Aronui Feedlot, Dalby.Click here for details