Dulkaninna Station, which initially (late 1800's) ran sheep, is now a fully organic accredited (NASAA) cattle station, using adaptive land management and practicing stress free stock handling. The herd is a composite with a base Poll Hereford crossed with Black Angus. The family is also involved in breeding registered Australian Stock horses and Quarter horses, as well as kelpie dogs which are registered with the Working Kelpie Council of Australia.
Dulkaninna Property Description
The following information is taken from the 1993 Dulkaninna Pastoral Assessment. The assessment was conducted by the Pastoral Land Management group (in collaboration with the lessees) as a requirement under the Pastoral Land and Conservation Act 1989. Updates have been added by the lessees.
Seven land systems are have been delineated on Dulkaninna. The western and eastern parts of the run are dominated by the stony country land systems of Mumpie, Kopi and Wirringina with the stony hill country of Flint found in the east. The alluvial or river country of Cooryaninna land system dominates in the north east and central parts. The sandy country of Tirari land system is found in the north west of Dulkaninna while a small area of Frome land system is associated with Lake Gregory in the north east corner.
Dulkaninna consists of all native pastures (no pasture modification; no introduced species; no fertilizer) some of which tolerate drought and some evade it. The property is a mix of chenopod shrublands, many different grasses and herbage. Some examples of the plants include barley mitchell grass, neverfail, bladder saltbush , cooper clover , low bluebush, cottonbush, finger panic , swamp canegrass, curly windmill grass, bluebush, sandhill canegrass, grey copperburr , mulka grass, sandhill fan-flower, buck bush, coolabah and various acacia's.