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IN­DIGE­NOUS- owned Morr Pas­toral Com­pany’s Delta Downs Sta­tion north of Karumba runs 45,000 head of cat­tle on more than a mil­lion acres. It’s in the land of big rivers like the Gil­bert and Smith­burne. The sta­tion’s western bound­ary com­prises creek and river es­tu­ar­ies and the Gulf of Car­pen­taria coast. This week man­ager Paul Ed­wards, over­seer John Kerr and plant su­per­vi­sor Rowan Bee­z­ley, came to see 753 of the sta­tion’s cat­tle sold at the Char­ters Tow­ers sale. Agent Dar­rol Crouch along with agents Queens­land Ru­ral sold the cat­tle le to a num­ber of buy­ers in­clud­ing Chris Le Feu­u­vre from Reid River. The sale of 256 steers rs grossed $ 192,202. Mr Crouch said the cat­tle le trav­elled about 1000km to the sa­le­yards ds from Delta where they had a Meet and Greet et in the form of a run through the dip and a feed ed of hay cour­tesy of sa­le­yard con­trac­tor Leanne ne Philipson. It’s a great suc­cess story for this reemote sta­tion out there on the Gulf of Carpenn- taria coast.

Mus­ter­ing at Delta Downs Sta­tion. Pic­ture: FIONA HARDING

Delta Downs man­ager Paul Ed­wards. Pic­ture: SCOTT RAD­FORD- CHISHOLM

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