Host: Eva Downs Station
Managers/Owners: Nick Handley, Sally-Anne Caldwell – Australian Agricultural Company (AACo)
Region: Barkly Tablelands, NT
Nearest town for shopping, doctors: Tennant Creek – 300ks south west
Nearest Roadhouse: Elliot – 180 km
Number of Staff: 13
Size of station: Jointly run with Anthony Lagoon 886,000 hectares
How often and how the mail is delivered: Each Friday by mail plane
How often and how the stores shopping is done: Our stores arrive once a fortnight from Mt Isa (over 800ks away) by roadtrain
How far off the Bitumen are you: 160 kms
Annual Rainfall: 380 – 500 ml
Eva Downs is just one station that is currently owned and operated by The Australian Agriculture Company (AACo).
Located 300 kms north east of Tennant Creek Northern Territory, Eva Downs is considered to be AACo’s most isolated properties. Eva Downs is jointly run with our neighbour, Anthony Lagoon Station, and between the two of us we cover more than 886,000 hectares.
Working for AACo means many of things, but mostly as AACo is Australia’s largest vertically integrated beef cattle producer and marketer boasting a herd of 500,000 head of cattle. It means that we have more opportunities than you can poke a stick at. Beef is truly our business and AACo takes that on with great pride.
Host: Eva Downs Station I guess when I think back on last year, a few of the big highlights are things learnt. I really value learning, and lets face it, it’s a massive part of our lives! When you venture north or partake in any new thing, there are obviously many of things to learn, […]
Host: Eva Downs Station Eva cattle in a Holding paddock down on Tarrabool Cattle – well, they are the reason we are here, aren’t they? Eva Downs runs a mixture of cattle from Brahmans to AACo’s own composite bred cattle. To go into it a little bit but not to overdo it, I’ll try and […]
Host: Eva Downs Station So why Eva? What makes Eva special to us? Well like any station I seem to go to, I get attached to the place for many of different reasons: horses, land, people. Everything seems to factor in to make a station so good that you return the next year! So first […]
Host: Eva Downs Station Hello and welcome. This is Eva’s first time at hosting Central Station and we all find it rather exciting to be able to share with you all for one week what we as a station get up to, and also what we as a company can get up to as well. […]