Host: Anthony Lagoon Station
Owner: Australian Agricultural Company (AACo), Managers: Anthony and Cassie Cox
Region: Barkly Tablelands, NT
Nearest town for shopping, doctors etc: Tennant Creek, approximately 440kms
Nearest Roadhouse: 235kms south to the Barkly Homestead
Number of staff: 21
Size of station: Anthony Lagoon is run in conjunction with Eva Downs Station and covers 9,349 square kilometres, 934,900 hectares, 2,310,188 acres
How often and how the mail is delivered: Mail is delivered every 2 weeks via the stores and a supplies truck.
How often and how the stores shopping is done: Stores are delivered once a fortnight via roadtrain from Mt Isa (over 700kms away).
How far off the bitumen you are: 9kms off bitumen, along the Barkly Stock Route.
Anthony Lagoon Station is a large cattle breeding operation located on the Barkly Tablelands in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is owned and operated by the Australian Agricultural Company (AACo), who are Australia’s largest vertically integrated beef business – that means they take cattle all the way from our cattle to your plates. From breeding to growing, fattening and processing – AACo is working to perfect the most efficient and sustainable way of bringing the best beef to your barbeques! Anthony’s is run together with neighbouring station Eva Downs and is managed by a terrific team – in Station Manager Anthony Cox and Operations Manager Nick Handley.
Here at Anthony’s we are part of the “Breeding” sector of the AACo supply chain. We run around 25,000 head of our breeding cows, in addition to their calves, weaners and any unjoined heifers, at any one point during the year. We also carry around 12,000 head trade cattle in our Tarrabool Lake country. These cattle are made up of a number of different breeds but are mainly the AACo Barkly Composite a mixture of both Bos indicus (slick skin cattle generally with a hump that survive will in the extreme temperatures of The Territory) and Bos taurus (British and European hairy breeds that are more muscular and have higher quality meat) so we are getting the best of both worlds – tough, fertile, breeding cattle that turn off strong, growthy, muscly weaners!
Some of the crew after a remote first aid course!
Managers Anthony and Cassie Cox.
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Host: Anthony Lagoon Station Written by Georgia Clark – AACo Graduate Program 2016. The tales of old run rampant in stockcamps around the country, with each one stretching further from the truth the more it’s told. From the good old days of rough mustering and bronc branding, to endless nights spent watching cattle as they […]
Host: Anthony Lagoon Station Written by Georgia Clark – AACo Graduate Program 2016. Coming from a small place property in NSW, branding is something I had never experienced and I definitely underestimated the scale and numbers they can work with on a cattle station. Branding has been one of my favourite activities whilst living and learning […]
Host: Anthony Lagoon Station Written by Georgia Clark – AACo Graduate Program 2016. I was lucky enough to accompany our Bore Runner – Parrot – on his “southern run”. What a terrific way to see and learn so much about the property! The Bore Runner always knows what’s happening around the grounds, how his bores […]
Host: Anthony Lagoon Station Written by Georgia Clark – AACo Graduate Program 2016. I have spent the last few days mustering, drafting, trucking, and walking away young heifers. After mustering and drafting older cattle earlier in the year, working with these girls has been a dream! They are so calm, quiet, and walked on a […]
Host: Anthony Lagoon Station Written by Georgia Clark – AACo Graduate Program 2016. As a rookie from NSW straight out of University, learning I was heading up to Anthony Lagoon Station in the NT sounded like an epic adventure and an amazing way to start my new role as a graduate with AACo. Little did […]