The Queensland operations include all of the properties located in Queensland. The Northern Queensland stations are predominantly breeding properties, while the properties located in Southern and Western Queensland are used for backgrounding and finishing.
Markets targeted by this group include the Jap ox and domestic trade, both finished off grass or as feeders to finish through Queensland feedlots.
The mustering season on the Southern group is not as defined as in the North, with operations continuing year round.
There are up to 65 employees working within this group of properties. Each year up to 15 new people join the group in February after completing their training at the CPC training facility at Manbulloo Station.
There are three stud herds operated on the Southern properties. Allawah is our elite genetics unit located near Biloela. This stud breeds bulls for the multiplier stud herd at Newscastle Waters, from which CPC's commercial bull requirements are supplied. CPC's Angus and Charolais stud herds are based at Isis Downs in Central Western Queensland. These studs distribute bulls for use within the company's commercial cross-breeding programs in NT and Queensland.