Articles on Gina Rinehart, Australia’s Cattle Queen

by 6 March 2017

4 March 2017

Australia’s richest woman Gina Rinehart is controversial, tough and very private. In a rare insight, the nation’s new cattle queen tells SA Weekend how she’s expanding her empire from mines to vast cattle stations as she builds on Sir Sidney Kidman’s legacy.

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Article – Kidman head office welcomes first visit from new Chairman Mrs. Rinehart

by 6 March 2017

Today I was very delighted to receive a very warm welcome from the Kidman staff on my staffs and my  first visit to the Kidman Headquarters in Adelaide.

I am delighted on behalf of not only our company group, but also my mother, who was very proud of her father, James Nicholas a long term friend and business partner of Sidney Kidman.

As the new Chairman of S. Kidman and Co, following many Kidman chairs [...]

Article – Gina Rinehart visits Kidman stations on Australia Day

by 27 January 2017

26 January 2017 The West Australian

Gina Rinehart is spending Australia Day in outback Australia visiting her newly acquired cattle stations, which were previously part of the Kidman cattle empire.

Mrs Rinehart wrapped up the $365 million acquisition of Kidman in November as part of a joint venture bid by her Hancock Prospecting with Chinese minority partner Shanghai CRED Real Estate.

Collectively the Hancock and Kidman herd will reach 300,000 head, placing [...]

Happy Australia Day from Kidman

by 27 January 2017

The Rinehart Review: Merry Kidman Christmas

by 16 January 2017

Hello from South Australia, the home of Kidman (and award winning wines)! Since my last newsletter, we have had a busy few months. It has been a year of growth and achievement, with the most recent acquisition of S. Kidman & Co through our joint venture with Shanghai CRED topping off an exciting year for our team.

HISTORIC KIDMAN ACQUISITION

This joint-venture will further expand Hancock’s beef interests geographically across Australia, mitigating weather risks, and [...]

Kidman head office welcomes first visit from new Chairman Mrs. Rinehart

by 16 January 2017

With the completion of the sale of S. Kidman & Co, new principal owner and Chairman, Mrs. Gina Rinehart, made her first visit to the Kidman Adelaide head office. A warm welcome by management staff was followed by an executive briefing, meeting of all staff and morning tea where Mrs. Rinehart was presented with a Kidman branding iron. The visit concluded in the afternoon with Mrs. Rinehart and her executives attending the annual Kidman staff [...]

Approval of S. Kidman & Co. Limited sale to increase Australian ownership

by 4 January 2017

9 December 2016

Today I have approved a proposal for the sale of S. Kidman & Co. Limited (Kidman) that will increase the level of Australian ownership of the Kidman group of properties.

Under the proposal the largest station in the Kidman group, Anna Creek and its outstation The Peake, will be acquired by the Williams Family, a local farming family with properties that adjoin Anna Creek.

The remainder of the S. Kidman and Co. [...]

Article – Gina Rinehart: Australia’s new queen of the cattle stations

by 7 November 2016

11 October Sue Neales The Australian

It is part of Australia’s bush folklore that when the helicopter carrying Chinese magnate Xingfa Ma touched down last year on a muddy Gulf of Carpentaria beach — so Ma could announce he ­wanted to buy surrounding Wollogorang Station for $47 million — the billionaire had never before visited the remote region.

Nor did he know how many cattle were on the 705,000sq km station on the Queensland-Northern Territory [...]

Article – Past, present and future in Gina Rinehart’s land plan

by 25 October 2016

10 October 2016 Terry McCrann Herald Sun

AUSTRALIA’S richest woman Gina Rinehart has brought together two of the greatest names in the nation’s history and in its development. She has very neatly unified past, present and future.

In spending around a quarter of a billion dollars to buy control of a slice of Australia, big enough to actually be seen with the naked eye from the moon, she’s also got Treasurer Scott Morrison out of [...]

Article – Forrest’s injection beefs up Harvey

by 29 December 2015

8 December 2015 Brad Thompson The West Australian

Harvey Beef made a net profit of more than $3 million in the first full year of operations under the ownership of Andrew Forrest and now carries cattle worth more than $10 million on its books.

The big investment in cattle reflects a new approach to adding value to the WA supply chain through a 100-day grain feeding program.

Harvey Beef had just 284 cattle valued at [...]