Category Archives: New South Wales

Woy Woy

Other Names

Current Operation

  • Closed

Location   

  • Woy Woy is located approximately 60km directly north of Sydney

 

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Owner

  • A1

Operation   

History

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The Orange abattoir

2004

 

Sources

  1. ‘Abattoir cuts 150 jobs’ AMIEU Archives. 05.07.2004

Young

Other Names

Current Operation

Location   

  • Young is located about 70km south of Cowra, which is approximately 210 km west of Sydney

 

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Owner

  • A1

Operation   

History

1996

 

Sources

  1. ‘5,000 jobs at risk: abattoirs facing closure’ Sydney Morning Herald. 21.05.1996

Cooma. #952. NSW

Cooma is an export accredited abattoir processing beef and offal.

Cooma is currently in operation.

Other Names

  • Operating business name
  • Common name used –

Current Operation

  • Aus meat Accreditation number #952. Accessed 02/10/2017
  • Operator website links
    • Monbeef – www.monbeef.com.au
    • Contact for employment.
    • Contact for sales.

Location

  • Description of physical location in relation to main town and state
    • distance to main urban areas or export sites of that state

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Location relative to other abattoirs across Australia

Location of Australian Abattoirs

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  Location of Australian Abattoirs

How this map works.
This is a google engine layered map. At the moment it consists of 7 layers. By clicking on the box on the right hand side of the layers names it will illustrate the location of the abattoirs.

This is a work in progress and is not a complete list of all abattoirs that have operated in Australia or are currently operating.
Locations are approximate and are in relation to the closest town to which they are addressed.

The same abattoir site may appear in two different lists.

Use this link to access the Google map Australian Abattoirs locations.

 Location of Australian Abattoirs      

Owner

  • Owners names and approximate time period of operation

Operation

  • Aus-meat accreditation dates.
  • Website link to owner of facility
    • Employment link to operator of facility
    • Sale enquiries
  • Type of facility and accreditations for livestock types1

 

History

Year

2017

  • Month. Facility/business Chairman at this time(taken from current website)
    • Facility CEO at this time
    • Leadership team at this time
  •  

Sources

  1. Facility website

Tamworth.2 #249 NSW

Tamworth.2 #249 abattoir is currently an export facility operated by Teys Australia Southern Pty Ltd  This facility processes cattle, another major abattoir in the area Tamworth1 processes sheep.

 

Other Names

Current Operation

Location

Owner

Operation

 

 

History

Sources

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Tamworth.1 #394 NSW

Tamworth.1 #394 abattoir is currently an export facility operated by Thomas Foods International, Tamworth.  This facility processes sheep, another major abattoir in the area Tamworth2 processes cattle.

 

Other Names

Current Operation

Location

Owner

  • Thomas Food International Tamworth

Operation

 

  • 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), Lobethal (SA), Wallangarra, sheep  (QLD)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

 

History

2014

  • 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

2017

  • April. JBS Australia announce they will temporarily close two of its southern lamb processing plant due to current livestock supply and price conditions4.
  • Other facilities that have also stopped production or reduced throughput recently are4
  • Some plants are currently operating on loss-making skeleton 3 day weekly kills4
  • Recent spate of abattoir closures raises questions in regards to over capacity of the processing sector with oversupply of stock due to drought4
  • Has been high levels of foreign investment interest in investments directed into processing4

Sources

  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
  4. ‘Indefinite closures for JBS lamb plants, as supply challenge reaches critical point’ Beef Central 20.04.2017

Wallangarra (Is actually Tamworth1.)

Other Names

Current Operation

Location

Owner

  • Teys

Operation

 

  • 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

 

History

2014

  • 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

Canowindra. NSW

 

Canowindra is a small scale domestic abattoir that describes itself as a boutique abattoir. The facility provides service kills to the small producer

Other Names

  • Operating business name – Premier Meats4

Current Operation

  • Domestic abattoir that processes sheep and goats5
  • Aus meat Accreditation number
  • Operator website links
    • Contact for employment
    • Contact for sales.

Location

  • Description of physical location in relation to main town and state
    • distance to main urban areas or export sites of that state

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Other abattoirs in Australia

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Owner

  • Owners names and approximate time period of operation

Operation

  • Aus-meat accreditation dates.
  • Website link to owner of facility
    • Employment link to operator of facility
    • Sale enquiries
  • Canowindra processes, sheep, lamb and pigs 3 days a week5
    • Also chickens, turkey, ducks, emu and alpaca one day a week5
  • Fills a niche client demand for people wanting only a small number of stock processed5
  • Facility is chemical free and organic accredited5
  • Employ 6 people5

 

History of Canowindra

2012

  • Abattoir facility was established on the property of Stephen and Dorothy Tamplin5
    • Wanted an on-farm butchery to sell what they actually grew5
    • They were having their stock processed somewhere else but the guarantee of receiving their own carcases back wasn’t a certainty5
  • Facility only covers an area of 95 sq metres5
  • Canowindra begins to process lambs5

 

Pre 2014

  • Abattoir was developed as main stream facilities didn’t offer service kill4

2014

  • Canowindra Abattoir hosts a touring party from Republic of Korea4
    • Koreans were interested to learn operation of a small scale facility to experience the Australian system and find out what is competitive in Australia4

2015

  • April. Canowindra slaughters 45 lambs a day
    • Capacity is limited by cool room capacity and power supply
    • Cool room can only hold 45 carcases at a time
    • Power is single phase
  • Facility can actually process up to 200 sheep a day but is unable to due to cool-room capacity of only 45 head.
  • Lambs, sheep, goat and pig are processed 3 days a week
    • carcases are chilled for 3 days
  • Chickens, turkeys, ducks, emu and alpaca are slaughtered on Thursdays
    • Carcases are able to be picked up that afternoon or the next day

Sources of Canowindra

  1. ‘World on a plate. A history of meat processing in Australia’ Stephen Martyn
  2. Ausmeat Accreditation list – Date
  3. Facility website
  4. ‘Korean Party tours local abattoir’ Canowindra News 09.04.2014
  5. ‘Small kills will benefit small producers’ www.farmonline.com.au 28.04.2015

Cootamundra.2. Proposed 2014. NSW

 

Due to the Cootamundra  abattoir operated by Manildra Meat company being accredited for export. Local producers of the area consider building their own small facility to service their needs for goat and sheep processing.

Other Names

  • Operating business name1
  • Common name used

Current Operation

  • Is the facility currently in operation
  • Aus meat Accreditation number
  • Operator website links
    • Contact for employment
    • Contact for sales.

Location

  • Description of physical location in relation to main town and state
    • distance to main urban areas or export sites of that state

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Other abattoirs in Australia

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Owner

  • Owners names and approximate time period of operation

Operation

  • Aus-meat accreditation dates.
  • Website link to owner of facility
    • Employment link to operator of facility
    • Sale enquiries
  • Type of facility and accreditations for livestock types1

 

History

Year

2014

  • November. Local producer David Booth seeks to establish his own small abattoir to process sheep and goats4
    • Had previously had stock slaughtered at Cootamundra.1  #87 NSW
      • Cootamundra.1 was accredited to export, Mr Booth feared that the facility would no longer process service kills for locals4.
  • Facility proposed to process 120 cattle or 700 to 1000 sheep per day4
    • Cost $5-7M to build4
      • Donation pledges have been already received of $1M4
      • A Hong Kong Investor interested in investing4
      • A horse slaughter also interested in investing4
    • Aiming to build a new facility rather than revamp an old one4
      • 2 small abattoirs in the Sydney basin that were forced to close due to regulation and urban encroachment4
        • One has expressed an interest in moving to Cootamundra4
      • 90 abattoirs have closed since 20054
  • Operating model is yet to be fixed, but interested in following the Northern Co-operative Meat company at5 Casino #239 NSW

2017

  • Month. Facility/business Chairman at this time(taken from current website)
    • Facility CEO at this time
    • Leadership team at this time
  •  

Sources

  1. ‘World on a plate. A history of meat processing in Australia’ Stephen Martyn
  2. Ausmeat Accreditation list – Date
  3. Facility website
  4. ‘Small processors and services need to return’ The Land 13.11.2014
  5. ‘Thinking outside the slaughter box’ www.farmonline.com.au 10.11.2014

Bourke.1. #241. NSW

Bourke abattoir is a historical export abattoir now closed, Initially built by the Tancred Brothers in 1940 it continued to process stock for many years. Finally deregistering after 1997 and closing permanently

Other Names

  • Operating business name – Bourke Abattoir1.
  • Common name used

Current Operation

  • Facility is currently closed.
  • Aus meat accreditation Number 241
  • Operator website links
    • Contact for employment
    • Contact for sales.

Location

  • Description of physical location in relation to main town and state
    • distance to main urban areas or export sites of that state

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Other abattoirs in Australia

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Owner

  • Tancred Brothers
  • Siteburn P/L

 

 

History

Year

1938

  • Tancred Brothers open Bourke abattoir1
    • Facility was built from winnings of a racehorse called ‘High Caste’ (Pg 289)1

1940

  • Bourke abattoir is expanded1
  • Tancred Brothers begin work on an abattoir at1 Tenterfield. NSW

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1941

  • With the outbreak of War – WWII1
    • Bourke is killing thousands of sheep for the services1
      • Exported to United Kingdom1
    • Carcases are telescoped1
      • Shipping space was a premium so legs were cut off the carcases and put into the trunk of the lamb1.
  • Dehydration plant was installed to assist with urgent need to keep food up to the troops1
  • Mobs of cattle, 600-700 head were often walked from QLD to Bourke to be processed1
    • Swam the Darling river if it required1
  • Significant shortage of workers forced skilled labour to be imported from Medina, Italy1
    • Contracted immigrants for 2 years1.
      • Many remained as permanent residents1

Late 1940’s

  • Owen Tancred runs the Abattoir (Pg 290)1

1950’s.

  • Emergence of US market presented major opportunity to build a new innovative abattoir to process cattle. This facility was Beaudesert #525 QLD1.

1975

  • Australian cattle herd had is 33M head1

1980’s

  • Tancred’s have established themselves as major players in the Australian Beef industry1
    • Was a major private land holder under the name of Australasian grazing company1.
    • Tancreds plants were now processing 450,000 head of livestock a year1
  • Tancred’s now operate plants1
    • Cape River. QLD
    • Harden. NSW
    • Mt Isa (NSW) – think is error.
    • Shepparton Vic.
    • Oxley QLD, this facility included a cannery
  • Tancred’s had been a major growth company from 1975 to 19801
    • With earnings per share of 88% per annum1

1984

  • Australian cattle herd is 22M1
    • Fallen from 33M in 19751
  • Tancred’s own assets worth over $100M1
    • Annual turnover of $300M1
  • Tancred’s control up to 10% of Australian meat production1
    • Most of growth had been financed on loans in US dollars as foreign exchange loans1
    • Bank wouldn’t allow Tancred’s to trade out of debt and called in the loans1
    • Enforced liquidation that involved the sale of nearly all Tancred’s land assets1
  • Trading of processing at the time was extremely difficult1
    • Industry needed to be more efficient1
    • Still adjusting to the post – 1979 Oil crisis1

1986

  • Tancred’s became part of Australian Meat Holdings (AMH)1
    • Joint venture between Metro Meat, Smorgon, Elders/FJ Walkers, Thomas Borthwick and Tancred’s1

 

Sources

  1. ‘World on a plate. A history of meat processing in Australia’ Stephen Martyn
  2. Ausmeat Accreditation list – Date

Auburn. NSW

 

Auburn was an export meat abattoir that operated in the early 1960’s.

Other Names

  • Sydney Meat Preserving Co Ltd1

Current Operation

  • Facility is closed

Location

  • Description of physical location in relation to main town and state
    • distance to main urban areas or export sites of that state

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Other abattoirs in Australia

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Owner

  • Sydney Meat Preserving Co Ltd1
  • FJ Walker Ltd1

 

 

History

Year

1963

  • February. Operated as an export abattoir with chilling, freezing and freezing storage facilities
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Sources

  1. ‘World on a plate. A history of meat processing in Australia’ Stephen Martyn
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