Located 98 kilometres south-west of Townsville, Fletcherview Research Station is a 1960 hectare working cattle property in the Australian outback.
Get hands-on experience as a grazier as a student or complete your research studies in an industry-standard commercial cattle environment.
- Outback cattle ranch
- Located in the dry tropics
- Laboratories and accommodation
- Unique vegetation and geology
the unique bush environment
Discover open savannah woodland, dry rainforest, lava flows and marine fossil beds on field trips.
Around 600mm of rain a year, a dry season of six-to-nine months and average temperatures around 30°C.
1960 hectares: just the right size for our typical herd size of 600 cattle.
Study and Research
Our 600-strong cattle herd supports production and reproduction research, and veterinary study by the Australian Institute of Tropical Veterinary and Animal Science.
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