HISTORY OF THE
WILLIAMS CATTLE COMPANY
Williams Cattle Company consists of seven pastoral properties in the far north of South Australia, along with grazing and cropping land around Carrieton in the Flinders Ranges.
Reg, Ron and Bill Williams purchased the first pastoral property, Nilpinna, in 1967. Jimmy Nunn was appointed as manager, a position he held for 17 years.
Over the years the company expanded, purchasing Mount Barry (1981), Mount Sarah (1985), Arckaringa (1989), Hamilton (1995), and in 2016 Anna Creek and The Peake were added to the portfolio. The total area of the pastoral properties is 45,000 square kilometres. The southern property, Coonibar, has an area of some 11,400 hectares. Williams Cattle Company, on its pastoral properties, has a maximum carrying capacity rating from the Pastoral Board of 36,500 head of branded cattle. Poll Hereford beef cattle are the preferred breed along with Angus and Angus cross cattle.
Mt Barry, Arckaringa, Nilpinna, Mt Sarah and Hamilton are organically accredited and EU accredited, while Anna Creek and The Peake are in transition to achieve organic and EU accreditation.