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Friday, February 19, 2010
I found this interesting and thought maybe some of my readers would like to see the scale of an Australian Cattle Station.
A recent muster saw 2452 cattle loaded into 17 double decker 3 trailer Road Trains at Helen Springs Station in the Northern Territory, this station covers some 5000 square Kms and carries up to 25,000 cattle.
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The 17 road trains lined up ready to come into the loading area.
As you can see its pretty wide open country up there.
The lead trucks are at the loading ramp here.
Still most of the mob are in the holding yards, each truck holds about 145 cattle and they reach the wharf at Darwin in about 6 hours.
Its just a dot on the map.... A Big Country!!!