Wallangarra (Is actually Tamworth1.)

Other Names

Current Operation



  • Teys



  • T & R is the largest family-owned multi species export processor, with 120,000 sheep and lambs + 5000 cattle processed across 3 states each week1
  • Also own abattoirs Murray Bridge (SA), Tamworth (NSW), Lobethal (SA)1
  • T & R is biggest lotfeeder in SA – 6500 cattle on-feed Wanderribby Feedlot, Meningie1
  • Headquarters based at Murray Bridge1
  • Purchased 50% share of diversified wholesaler/distributor Holco meat2
  • Turnover of $1.3B, is nations largest lamb and mutton exporter and significant beef, exports 80% to more than 80 countries2




  • July. Thomas foods encouraging adoption of Individual Electronic identification (IED) of sheep3
  • Note NLIS is compolsory for cattle in Australia but currently mob identification is acceptable for sheep.3
  • Sheep IED costly, $0.83 per head in Victoria – where it is subsidised but $1.10 per tag in other states.3
  • European Union alread do IED, could force onto Australian producers3
    • highly likely in the next 3-5 years3

Sources  Wallangarra (Is actually Tamoworth 1 #394)

  1. ‘SA processor T & R beefs up its business’ Beef Central 13.02.13
  2. ‘T & R takes 50pc stake in Holco business’ Beef Central 19.10.12
  3. ‘EID drives repeat lamb market sales’ Stock Journal 17.07.2014

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2 thoughts on “Wallangarra (Is actually Tamworth1.)

  1. Jason Henderson 05/02/2020 at 1:35 pm Reply

    Wallangarra Meatworks closed it’s operations on the 8th of July 2016 https://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/story/4010693/wallangarra-meatworks-to-close-on-friday/

  2. Jo Bloomfield 10/02/2020 at 8:31 pm Reply

    Thanks Jason for that information. I need to make a number of corrections on the blog and sometimes get the sites wrong as I base nearly all my info on reading material through the internet.. I really appreciate the correction. cheers Jo.

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