Location: Warrawagine Station- East Pilbara, WA
Wallal Station- West Kimberley, WA
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Warrawagine Cattle Co. is a family owned business made up of Warrawagine & Wallal Stations. Warrawagine Station is in the east Pilbara region of Western Australia with three generations calling it home.
Warrawagine is approximately 140km north east of Marble Bar. The property is one million acres in size and boarders the Great Sandy Desert. We run approximately 23,000 head of droughmaster and droughmaster cross cattle for the live export and southern domestic markets.
While hosting Central Station I hope to give you a insight into our world, what we do and who we are. We employ up to 15 people during the mustering season and can have up to 30 people here at any one time, we get lots of visitors dropping in to get a look at what we do. During mustering we use 2 helicopters, a fixed wing plane, 7-10 motorbikes and 4 mustering buggies, we also camp out bush for 6 weeks mustering the outer reaches of the station.
Wallal Downs is in the South Kimberley. The property runs from 80 Mile Beach to our neighboring Great Sandy Desert. Wallal is approximately 600,000 acres, with 8000 Brahmans roaming the coastal flats.
Robin and Lyle’s oldest son Geoffrey and wife Lynda with their daughter Jacinta manage and run Wallal.
Host: Warrawagine Cattle Co. Every year that I blog for Central Station marks the milestone that more progress has been made at the Wallal Downs pivots. It’s not until this moment that you realise how much can change in one year. So here we go again … Pivot 4 and 5 were delivered around October/November […]
Host: Warrawagine Cattle Co. Living in north west WA, most people are accustomed to a cyclone or two every wet season, with some doing more damage than others. It has been almost 7 years since Severe Tropical Cyclone Laurence. Laurence crossed the coast as a category 5 system over Wallal Downs and Mandora Station, destroying […]
Host: Warrawagine Cattle Co. Written by Jacinta Mills My first year of university finished after 2 weeks of exams at the end of October last year and I flew home for the wet season, back to Walla Downs Station on the Kimberley coast. Bore runs, checking cattle, feeding out loose mix supplements and hoping for […]
Host: Warrawagine Cattle Co. With exams for botany, agricultural economics, professional skills in ag and hort and chemical fundamentals out of the way, the mid-year break arrived just in time. A 4hr train ride, 2 plane flights and a 250km drive and I was home at Wallal. Sunshine, cattle, family and friends, the next 3 […]
Host: Warrawagine Cattle Co. This time last year my days were filled with checking our cattle, starting pumps, cleaning troughs, fixing fences and studying part time via distance education (DE).The problem with doing any form of study via DE when you have a job that see’s you working 10 hour days, 7 days a week, […]