Two major Australian cattle deals clinched

By Michelle Perrett

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The Brickhouse and Milinya cattle stations have been bought by the Minderoo Group
The Brickhouse and Milinya cattle stations have been bought by the Minderoo Group

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The Minderoo Group, the Western Australian cattle station owner, has purchased two Gascoyne stations, Brickhouse and Milinya, near Carnarvon for an undisclosed price. 

Minderoo Group, which is owned by Andrew and Nicola Forrest, now has a total land holding to over one million hectares and a cattle herd to close to 30,000 head.

Minderoo Station is a commercial cattle station approximately 50kms south-east of Onslow in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The property includes the former Nanutarra and Uaroo stations.

The Minderoo Group's head of agribusiness John Hartman, interviewed on ABC Rural, said: “I guess you can consider Minderoo is the best country in Pilbara, Brickhouse and Milinya, we'd consider, as some of the best country in the Gascoyne region.

“It's a great bit of geographic, climatic diversity from our existing holdings in the Pilbara.

“At the end of the day the business we are running is a beef business, so we've obviously got our production assets but we've also got our abattoir facility in Harvey [Harvey Beef in WA's south-west], the largest beef processor in Western Australia.”

“What we need to do as a state, as an industry, is really work on how we develop the supply chain to increase the state's herd as a whole, increase the productive capacity of what we already have.” 

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