2021 Kowanyama Cattle Muster

Feb 4, 2022

As new owner and operator of the former Kowanyama Cattle Company, your Council, in collaboration with Kowanyama Traditional Owners and the PBC, are proudly keeping the cattle dream alive in Kowanyama, with even more local jobs and local opportunites on their way!

The 2021 Kowanyama Muster went from August to November 2021, successfully rounding up 1,480 cattle and transporting them to saleyards, employing 18 Kowanyama locals (a 90% Indigenous workforce) and supporting Council, local businesses and stakeholders to better service community.

The 18 local employees received training during the Muster, including in the use of the bionic arm catch technique and gained further experience assisting at the Kowanyama Rodeo. Most employees assisted over the two (2) day Rodeo helping with arrangements, transporting, and assembling portable panels, running the backyards, and providing protection as clowns for the bull riders.

In February/ March this year, Council will again be advertising for experienced Musterers to assist us over the next few years. Local employment will again be Council’s focus! Keep an eye out on Council’s Facebook page and website for details.

A special thanks to the Traditional Owners and Kowanyama PBC for supporting this local Indigenous enterprise conducted on their Aboriginal Land. We could not achieve these amazing community results without their support. We look forward to continuing to work closely with them to implement a sustainable and successful business model for Kowanyama long into the future.