NAPCo began in 1877 when its original partners took up leases over a vast area of the Barkly Tableland in the Northern Territory, with Queensland properties added over time as the company grew and developed. Family-based ownership remained predominant within NAPCo until 2016 when QIC (Queensland Investment Corporation) became the majority investor.
This thoroughly researched and attractively illustrated history of the company is a hard-cover book of 620 pages. It is a fascinating account of the people who created the company, of their descendants and others who have shared in its ownership, and of all those who have served it so well. It is a story of properties and cattle, and the outback itself, and provides an invaluable case study in the development of the northern Australian cattle industry.
NAPCo is one of Australia’s oldest and largest cattle companies, with a proud history of stewardship of our animals, the land we farm and the future of our business. Nothing showcases the strength of our values more than the fact that descendants of our original founding families are still involved in the business today.
We continue to build on our proud 140-year history of being one of Australia’s leading cattle producers by raising consistently great-tasting beef, building long-term relationships with partners and customers, and demonstrating outstanding levels of care for our people, our animals and our environment.
Stewart Taylor, Head of Pastoral