Mt AberdeenSteve Norman has managed Mt Aberdeen Station since 1986 and owned it since 2001. He and wife Del run a 2,000 head cattle operation and a 4,000 tree mango plantation.
Steve and Del have always been hands-on managers, running the property with the assistance of their station hand Gus. Following Gus’ retirement last year after 10 years of faithful service, the Normans youngest daughter Jess and son-in-law Ben Gooding have returned to work on the property. Del describes the property as very marginal country, with highly erodible soils and broken belts of country which requires very cautious pasture management. In 1996, the Normans stepped back to evaluate the operation.
Mt PleasantEnterprise While the principal enterprises are breeding and fattening Brahman-cross cattle, the property is strategically managed for environmental and production outcomes since current management took over operations in 1995. Family history 2017 will mark one hundred years of Gordon family ownership of Mt Pleasant Station. Jamie Gordon and his sister Joan have been the decision makers since 1995, along with Jamie’s wife Garlone Moulin and children Georgia and Louis and Joan’s partner Bill Jardine.