Most of this land is used as cattle ranches (stations in Australian), but the cows are few and far between, with stations out here having fewer cows than square kilometers of land. All of the area around William Creek is part of the Anna Creek cattle station, the largest station or ranch in the world. Anna Creek covers 24,000 square km (6 million acres; Israel is about 21,000 square km and New Hampshire is about 24,000 square km) and has at most 16,000 cows (fewer now because of drought). The cows, like these near the track, roam pretty freely; when they need to be rounded up they use a plane to find them and people on dirt bikes to do the rounding.

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