Suplejack Downs Station

Trading as: Suplejack Pastoral NT

Details

  • Beef

  • Cattle

  • 381700 Hectares

  • 400 Millimeters

  • 3mm - 1404 days ago

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  • A good mix of soil types ranging from Grey and areas of Black Soil wich are covered in your softer grasses. Some Red soil and gravel areas which carry spinifex grasses and herbage type creepers.
    Creeks with floodout country intertwined throughout. Limestone outcrops where good underground water can be found scattered all over the property. Shallow lakes which fill annually but dry up toward the end of each year also make up Suplejack will gilgais and claypans. Hills, Ranges and Table Top outcrops make for a picturesqe view.

  • We produce steers and heifers between 250kg - 350k live weight for the Live Export market out of Darwin to our north.
    We also sell heavy cattle for domestic slaughter.
    Our heifers/cows are mainly sold to private enterprises for breeding purposes.

Location

Farm Description

Suplejack Downs was pioneered by Bob & Lillian Savage in the early 60's, they took up residency in 1964 along with 6 of their 7 children.
Suplejack Downs is a breeder block but can also turn off fats. We are a family owned and operated business and currently have 4 generations involved. We are situated on the Lajamanu Road, 730klm NW of Alice Springs via the Tanami Road and 720klm SW of Katherine via the Buntine Highway in the NT.
We use Horses, Bikes, Gyrocopter & Helicopter to muster the cattle depending on the size of the paddock/area in need of muster. We also use working dogs during the weaning/tailing process.
The wives/women work along side the men in all facets of daily work and the children join in as well.
The children are educated through the Alice Springs School of the Air by their mothers and enjoy 3 Get Togethers in Alice where they join their teachers and other students in their class, on a face to face basis, in all sorts of lessons and activities.
There are dams and underground water pumped to the surface with mono pumps to water the stock. We have 16 major watering points, some of which service several paddocks each.
Our calves are weaned and processed at approximately 6 months of age with 2 rounds of mustering per year.
We have a Composite Herd made up of Shorthorn Brahman Cross with Droughmaster back over the second cross. This type cattle do very well in this type country.