Clonagh Station

Clonagh Station Details

Region North West Queensland
Property Type Cattle fattening
Land Size 214,270 ha
Carrying Capacity Approximately 35,700 AE
Average Annual Rainfall 543 mm/year
Purchased 2009
Staff 17

Clonagh is a 214,270 hectare cattle fattening station in the southern Gulf region of Queensland.  It works closely with the other Paraway properties of the Northern Region, receiving the bulk of its intake from Paraway’s breeder stations.  Clonagh was aggregated from three original properties upon its purchase by Paraway in 2009.

Clonagh grows out steers and other non-replacement cattle from other regional Paraway properties.  It also runs 8,000 breeding cows, which are control-mated to carefully selected bulls to turn off crossbred weaners.  The station is a mix of native land types ranging from open flat country to timbered areas.  It is extensively developed with 30 main grazing paddocks, more than 80 man-made water points and nine sets of stock yards.  This facilitates mustering and allows for a flexible range of management options to adapt to conditions.  Mustering is accomplished seasonally by a dedicated team, largely by horseback, but also working on motorbikes or by helicopter.

The homestead complex is well-equipped with staff living, dining and recreation facilities and a school room for the station children.