North Australian Pastoral Company

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North Australian Pastoral Company Pty Ltd
Industry Agriculture
Founded 1877
Founder (See text)
Headquarters Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Key people
Nigel Alexander (CEO)
Products Beef cattle
Number of employees

The North Australian Pastoral Company (NAPCO) is a large, privately owned, Australian cattle company which operates 13 cattle stations (as well as the Wainui farm and feedlot) covering over 60,000 km2, managing about 200,000 cattle, in the Northern Territory and Queensland. It produces beef cattle which are grass fed and grain finished before sale to Australian meat processors who onsell beef to domestic and international customers.[1]


The NAPCO partnership was formed in 1877 by Queenslanders William Collins, William Forrest and Sir Thomas McIlwraith, with Englishmen John Warner and Sir William Ingram. The first station acquired was Alexandria Downs in the Northern Territory.[1] Monkira and Coorabulka were acquired in 1939 as part of their plan to breed cattle at Alexandria and then fatten and sell from the Channel Country.[2] In 1968 the company acquired Glenormiston along with the adjoining property, Marion Downs, at about the same time.



  1. ^ a b "The North Australian Pastoral Company Pty Ltd". NAPCO. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  2. ^ "NAPCo - Our History". North Australian Pastoral Company. 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2013.