Consolidated Pastoral Company
Consolidated Pastoral Company (CPC) is an Australian managed, majority foreign-owned Agrifood business with an international presence. It owns and operates an expansive portfolio of cattle stations across northern Australia. The company also holds a 90% interest in Juang Jaya Abdi Alam (JJAA) which owns and operates two feedlots in Indonesia. Our history goes back to 1860, with the CPC portfolio of properties first consolidated in 1983.
CPC direct sales channels primarily involve selling cattle and beef to Asian consumer markets, domestic feedlots, processors and exporting live cattle.
At CPC, it doesn’t matter whether you’re male or female, experienced or looking to have a life-changing experience, we support career development and provide ongoing opportunities at every level.
We are always looking for team members who are self-reliant, resourceful, practical, versatile, adaptable, capable and have the ability to deal with different personalities that living in a rural community offers.
At the start of each season, CPC welcomes on board new employees who initially start their training and company induction at a dedicated training facility, which is then followed up with further training at the station, where they will work for the season.
Once arriving on station, employees will go through site specific induction and training prior to beginning work for the mustering season. This will include skills training such as horsemanship, horse shoeing, cattle work, fencing, water and mechanical maintenance and motorbike skills. The induction also allows new employees to learn information such as low stress stock handling techniques and Workplace Health and Safety within the pastoral industry.
We also believe our team members are a vital link in the continuing success of our company and therefore in addition our focus on training and development we encourage strong communication throughout CPC. With weekly reports from the CEO to all of the team, use of internal social media and newsletters, monthly team meetings on station, conferences and regular company conference calls, our team are kept informed on what is happening within the business, future initiatives and share their ideas on our journey to become the preferred employer within the pastoral industry.
Every year CPC hosts the CPC Stations Challenge for all employees to showcase their skills in stock, horse, cattle, cooking, innovation, photography and various other challenges to see who will take the lead. Socially, life in the bush is what you make it. Whether it is heading to a camp draft, to the nearest centre for the local races and events or time out on the station, there is always something going on.