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Rest in Eternal Peace

Mike O’Brien, Coodardie Station 16 June 1943 to 12 Dec 2021

Husband to Clair. Father to Patrick, Dinah, Felix, Moira. Father-in-law to Mark, Sisi, Colin. Poppy to Josphine & Phillip (PJ); Madison & Imogen (DY); Savanna & baby bump (FS); Caleb & Anton (MC).

Dad passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon, only hours after additional family members had arrived from interstate and gathered round.

He was laid to rest at Mataranka Cemetery, 6.30am Saturday 18th Dec, accompanied by a Graveside service. His Eulogy can be read or viewed below.

When further treatment was no longer an option for Dad, he wished only to be at home. He has been with us here at Coodardie, surrounded by the things he loved most – his family, his Coodardie Brahmans, his faithful Dog, and on his Country.

We thank everyone for the strong embrace of love and support from near and far. We feel it and it is a source of great strength for us and a tribute to the man he was. We could not have asked for better or higher quality care and support than what we received from the RDH Palliative Care Unit, Mataranka Sunrise Clinic, and the NT & Qld public healthcare system.

Dad you will be greatly missed but his legacy continues. We are forever grateful.

To all our most valued clients, please as you look at your beautiful animals wearing the Coodardie brand and the progeny they have created for you, take a moment to pay tribute to the man who's vision, insight and sheer hard-work, made it happen. Your continued support is appreciated.

Thank you. We love you Dad.



We the O'Brien (& Lanzarin) Family, are Brahman cattle breeders and regenerative land mangers in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Our Business is multi-faceted .  By their very nature, they are all interlinked and interdependent. We are all just a small part of a far greater whole.

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(NT Distributor)

Animal Health Nutrition

Premium Feed Supplements

Cattle Horse Sheep Goats

Current flier and prices

Stud bulls

Herd bulls

Stud Females


by private treaty (paddock sales)

Old Australian ​Semen



Holistic Management training

Contract work - cattle pregnancy & semen testing


Eco-cattle Tours

Mataranka Dry Season Market Stall


Timber slabs and planks for sale

African Mahogany,  Australian Ironwood

Custom milling

COODARDIE BRAHMAN BULLS now available for sale. 

Click on "Bull-a-log" for full details (front page below) version 26Aug2021

or view some of the bulls in the video.

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Suppliers of Quality Brahman bulls

- Bred in the North, For the North - since 1976

Gentle Introductions
Who's there?
Dark Duke
Coordardie Homestead
Part of the Family
You won't get my egg!
Our work


We believe in functional cattle that perform in the paddock year in, year out.  We believe in doing this in an environmentally, economically and ethically sound manner which improves our country and produces animals that pay and yield well, have healthy, tender and tasty meat and are a pleasure to work.

Our cattle are continually being assessed both visually and physically for performance, confirmation, temperament and fertility. Anything that does not come up to our high standards is instantly removed from the breeding herd.

Coodardie Brahmans are genetically quiet. Stress-free stock handling and management ensures that they remain this way.

At Coodardie we work with nature, using our cattle to help regenerate and improve our ecosystem function.  We do this through planned grazing and Holistic Management.



Coodardie Station

6245 Stuart Highway

Mataranka NT 0852


Visitors Welcome



Moira: 0428-474262

Mike & Clair: 08-8975 4460

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