Derby

Current Operation

  • Closed

Location              

     Map. Derby             

Owner

  • Thiess Bros (maybe early 60’s)2

Operation

 

History


1949

  • ‘Airbeef’ Cattle slaughtered on Glenroy station, meat flown to Wyndham and Derby for exports and freezing

1959  

  • Improved to meet stringent USDA (USA Dept of agriculture) hygiene regulation

1960’s   

  • Theiss Bros, negotiated with Emanuel Exports – to drive the best price foe cattlemen by collective bargaining with the meatworks2

1970

  • Couldn’t meet USDA standards – lost export licence, so did Broome, Wyndham, Darwin and Katherine1

1980 

  • Export beef plant closed 19801
  • Domestic Meat supply closed November 19801

Sources

  1. ‘Sailing ahead’ Annabelle Coppin 2009
  2. ‘The Australian Livestock export trade’ Nigel Austin 2011

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