Pigeon Hole Project

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.

For more information please download a copy of the Pigeon Hole Project – Guidelines for the development of extensive cattle stations in northern Australia (PDF 2.17 MB). 

Contact: Steve Petty, Robyn Cowley, Neil MacDonald, Alaric Fisher

Collaborators: CSIRO Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Tropical Ecosystems Research Centre, Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries and Northern Territory Department of Land Resource Management.