My good mate David Foote, Australian Country Choice advised me that noted northern cattleman Evan Acton has confirmed that after more than 30 years of active management of Millungera Station, he is stepping back from his daily operational role.
The Acton Family purchased the one million acre Millungera station via Julia Creek in north west Queensland from CSR in July 1985 with Evan and family relocating from Weetalaba near Collinsville in Central Queensland to take over the development and management of the property in August of that year.
Since those early years, Mr Acton along with his brother Graeme operating under the Acton Land and Cattle Company banner gained a strong reputation for astute land and cattle transactions across central and northern Queensland and development of the Acton Super beef brand.
Following the tragic and untimely death of his brother Graeme, Evan and Graeme’s wife Jennie, sold Barkly Downs station and sold down their interest in ALCC to the Lee Family and formed the Australian Cattle and Beef Holdings (ACBH) joint venture company that owns and operates the cattle businesses across Barkly Downs, Millungera, Croydon, Rugby Run, Iffley and Moray Downs properties.
While Evan and Kim will continue to live at Millungera, Evans retirement from daily operational management responsibilities will allow him to focus on a more strategic role as a Shareholder and Director in ACBH, Acton family company businesses, horse breeding and campdrafting. Ben Dwyer will start recruiting to identify a high quality replacement.