Guidelines for the development of extensive cattle stations in northern Australia
The Pigeon Hole project, located in the Victoria River District of the Northern Territory, was initiated to identify strategies to improve the profitability and sustainability of large cattle stations in northern Australia. The economic returns of northern beef businesses at the time were being eroded by an unprecedented increase in key operating costs. Economic modelling suggested that one of the more effective ways to increase efficiency and profitability was to increase the sustainable carrying capacity. This book captures the main findings from the Pigeon Hole project and explores opportunities to improve profitability through intensification.