Floods affect beef producer, Australian Agricultural Company

Floods affect beef producer, Australian Agricultural Company
Floods affect beef producer, Australian Agricultural Company

Beef producer, the Australian Agricultural Company, has confirmed heavy rain and severe flooding in North West Queensland has “severely impacted” four of its 21 pastorals properties.

Wondoola is the most affected of the company’s Gulf of Carpentaria properties.

AACo’s earnings and profits are likely to take a significant hit from the flooding, but also drought elsewhere.

The four Gulf stations were subjected to rainfall of 500 millimetres.

Wondoola Station, about 480 kilometres north east of Mount Isa, lies between the Saxby and Flinders river systems on open downs country where AACo runs Brahman breeders.

Canobie, Dalgonally and Carrum stations, which have a total herd of 50,000 head, were expected to sustain “lower but still material losses”.

"Our immediate focus is on our people, the welfare of our animals and the tight knit communities in which we operate," the AACo boss Hugh Killen said.

"The current conditions are still challenging and a credible assessment of the impact on livestock and infrastructure will only be possible once the flood waters have started to recede."

This is likely to occur over the coming weeks, with Killen noting there is still a possibility of further wet season storms.

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Agricultural Land North Queensland

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