South African family with concerns about farmer safety in homeland buys the NT’s Mt McMinn Station – ABC Rural


A South African pastoral family with concerns about land security and ongoing violence towards farmers in its homeland has bought the Northern Territory’s Mount McMinn Station.

The 81,000-hectare property in the Roper Valley, east of Katherine, was meant to go to auction last month, but after the Cahill family was approached with an offer, the station was put under contract and has now settled.

The station was sold with 3,000 head of cattle and plant and equipment, reportedly for about $7.5 million.

Attacks on South African farmers and the increasing danger of farming in the country made the purchasers look to the territory to diversify their agricultural investments.

Elders agent Alison Ross said the Australian-based South African family had been interested in pastoral properties in the area for…

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