Location: Channel Country, South West Queensland
Monkira is located on the Diamantina River and is the North Australian Pastoral Company’s most southern property in the Channel Country. It is dominated by the mighty flood plains of the Diamantina River, which can produce highly productive pastures of blue bush and native sorghum.
Anthony, Deb and their family have lived at Monkira since 2002. Anthony grew up in the bush, having previously worked in the Channel Country before managing a large station in the Northern Territory. Monkira employs approximately eight staff and is run as a grower property for weaner steers. After growing out on Monkira, cattle are sent to backgrounding properties or direct to the Wainui Feedlot.
Monkira is famous for turning off a shorthorn bullock in the 1890’s which weighed 1381 kg, known as the Monkira Ox.
Host: Monkira Station Written by Deborah Desreaux – Manager, Monkira Station. Having grown up with cattle and horses all his life. Anthony Desreaux sees a big need for horsemanship skills to be continually taught in the cattle industry today. With OH & S being so important and the high rates of motorbikes, quad, and horse […]
Host: Monkira Station Written by Deb Desreaux – Manager, Monkira Station. Our daughter Abby has lived on the land all her life just about. At 21 years of age she has learnt many skills from her years in the bush. Abby is currently cooking for the staff on Monkira Station. After the cook left she […]
Host: Monkira Station Written by Deb Desreaux – Manager, Monkira Station. With freight and hay both being expensive we’ve been utilising our road train for the past three years carting our own hay supplies in to feed weaners and the horse plant. Although Anthony Desreaux (Manager), Kirk Fenton (Head Stockman) and Anthony White (Machinery Operator) […]
Host: Monkira Station Written by Kirk Fenton – Head Stockman, Monkira Station. Hi, my name is Kirk Fenton and my job position is Head Stockman here at Monkira Station. Delaney’s Creek (QLD) is where home is for me, not far from the Sunshine Coast where we have plenty of green grass and lots of Hills. […]
Host: Monkira Station Written by Deborah Desreaux – Manager, Monkira Station. Hi, well this is a little bit about Monkira Station. Monkira is owned by one of Australia’s oldest pastoral companies, The North Australian Pastoral Co Pty Ltd. It is 921,000 acres situated smack bang in the middle of the Channel Country. The Diamantina River […]