Station (agriculture)

large landholding used for livestock production

Station is the term for a big agricultural property (owned land) that is used for raising livestock.[1] The word is used in Australian and New Zealand English. The owner of a station is called a grazier. They are also sometimes called pastoralists.[2] Its workers are called stockmen. The stations may be called sheep stations or cattle stations, depending on what type of animal it raises.

A sheep station in New South Wales, Australia.

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  1. "Chisholm, Alec H.". The Australian Encyclopaedia. Vol. 8. Sydney: Halstead Press. 1963. p. 275.
  2. Taylor, Peter (1988), Station life in Australia : pioneers and pastoralists, Allen & Unwin, ISBN 978-0-04-332135-5