Nockatunga

Widely regarded as one of the state's best bullock fattening properties, Nockatunga is located in Queensland's far South West corner, 125 km west of Thargomindah.

Despite an annual average rainfall of just 234 mm, Nockatunga's ability to grow beef comes from its rich channel country and Mitchell grass plains which cover two thirds of the property.

As the Thompson and Barcoo Rivers in the North West flood into Cooper Creek during the summer wet season, life giving water inundates Nockatunga's Wilson River and its catchment providing abundant feed for the seasons ahead. In a good season the property is capable of turning off 10,000 - 12,000 feeder steers/ox with average capacity levels of around 22,000. A small breeder herd of 1,500 cows is run on the harder country, whilst the remaining capacity is filled with CPC bred weaners from the North trucked in yearly for replacements.

Nockatunga, acquired by CPC in 1990, is used to finish bullocks from Isis Downs, Mimong and the Northern Territory stations.

Grown out from weaner age and older, the steers are trucked to coastal abattoirs to be supplied to the Asian markets.

Andrew & Amy Petersen
Nockatunga Manager
Joined CPC in
2017

Andrew and Amy Petersen joined CPC in 2017.
 
Prior to CPC, Andrew and Amy worked for GP Cattle from 2005 on a number of properties. Most recently Andrew was the Group Manager for Portland Downs and Costwold Stations.
 
Following high school Andrew attended the Longreach Pastoral College, studying Station Management.
 
Andrew began his career with Stanbroke Pastoral Company as a Jackaroo at Tanbar station. He worked for Stanbroke for more than 10 years, including in a number of station management roles across properties in Queensland. This has provided him with broad exposure to different growing conditions.
 
Amy, originally from Perth, has extensive experience in staff management and administration, including as the book keeper at GP cattle for almost 15 years.
 
Their two children are completing their schooling at Nockatunga by distance education under the watchful eye of Amy.