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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

Insert – Australia map. location of approximate town site.

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Insert – Locality map of more localised area of site

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’ http://www.farmonline.com.au 10.11.2014

Flinders Is. #? Tas.

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Short paragraph describing facility (Export / domestic), purpose (Livestock slaughtered and location.
Significant issues

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

Insert – Australia map. location of approximate town site.

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Insert – Locality map of more localised area of site

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

2015

  • April. Current manager – David Madden4
  • Facility is currently processing stock and supplying local butcher outlet and Victorian distribution hub4
  • Current 20 workers at the facility4
  • Lambs are processed as 24kg carcases4
    • Costing $30 per lamb to freight to the Australian mainland4.

2017

  • Cressy #19. Tas has received some of the Flinders Island workers5
  • Cressy also takes on some of the service kills once processed at Flinders5.

Sources

  1. ‘World on a plate. A history of meat processing in Australia’ Stephen Martyn
  2. Ausmeat Accreditation list – Date
  3. Facility website
  4. http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2015-04-13/flinders-island-abattoir-demand-increases-lamb/6388736
  5. http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/tas-country-hour/tqm-lamb/9268476
  6. http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/property/abattoir-and-butchery-at-flinders-island-for-sale-lackrana-rd-lady-barron/news-story/7e2a6c75da82debea903a7d26ec82f7e

Callide. (Proposed 1961) QLD

 

Callide Dawson co-operative abattoir was a proposed beef abattoir to be constructed sometime in the early 1960’s

Other Names

Current Operation

  • Author – don’t know if this facility was ever built

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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History

Year

1961

  • May. Association consultants estimate a capital requirement of £177,258 to build a new abattoir
  • October. Two government loans are offered to the construction of the Callide Dawson Co-operative abattoir
    • Most shareholders were dairy and grain producers
      • Up to 680 individual shareholders
    • £87,500 is put towards fixed capital requirements
    • £20,000 is put towards working capital

Sources

  1. Parliamentary debate 11/10/1961

Broken Hill #147. NSW

 

Broken Hill abattoir was an export accredited facility processing sheep and goats.

Other Names

  • Operating business name – Broken Hill Exports1
  • Common name used

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

Insert – Australia map. location of approximate town site.

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Other abattoirs in Australia

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Owner

  • Owners names and approximate time period of operation

 

History

Year

Early 1990’s

  • Broken Hill abattoir would purchase goats from producers for $1.50 per head3

1997

  • November. Broken Hill exports is listed as an Aus-meat accredited facility processing sheep and goats1

2010

  • March. Aus Meat registration list accessed doesn’t show a listing for Broken Hill #1472

 

 

Sources

  1. Ausmeat Accreditation list Nov 1997
  2. Ausmeat Accreditation List Mar 2010
  3. ‘Wild goats a win-win’

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

Insert – Australia map. location of approximate town site.

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Insert – Locality map of more localised area of site

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

Insert picture – World on a plate Pg 290

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

Tenterfield. NSW

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Short paragraph describing facility (Export / domestic), purpose (Livestock slaughtered and location.
Significant issues

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

Insert – Australia map. location of approximate town site.

(Make Australia map default picture for site.)

Insert – Locality map of more localised area of site

Other abattoirs in Australia

Go to this link to view Location of Australian Abattoirs

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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

1940

  • Work is begun on an abattoir to be built at Tenterfield
    • Built by the Tancred Brothers
      • Who also built

Sources

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

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

Insert – Australia map. location of approximate town site.

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Insert – Locality map of more localised area of site

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
  •  

Sources

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

Template.2 Site Name. Est #. State

Copy of Template.

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Short paragraph describing facility (Export / domestic), purpose (Livestock slaughtered and location.
Significant issues

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

Insert – Australia map. location of approximate town site.

(Make Australia map default picture for site.)

Insert – Locality map of more localised area of site

Other abattoirs in Australia

Go to this link to view Location of Australian Abattoirs

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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

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

Byron Bay #?. NSW

 

Byron Bay, Export facility processing beef and pigs. Initially built in 1913, the facility opened and closed several times and changed hands regularly. It was closed in 1983 permanently to be used then as a creative studio by artists. It suffered fire damage in 2003 to be demolished completely in 2008 for a subdivision development.

Other Names

  • Common name used – Byron Bay abattoir

Current Operation

  • Facility closed 28th October 19832
  • Aus meat Accreditation number

Location

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

Insert – Australia map. location of approximate town site.

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Insert – Locality map of more localised area of site

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

  • FJ Walker3.
  • Elders2.

Operation

  • 6ha area of land adjacent to the beach6.
  • Export abattoir that processed beef and pigs3.

History

Year

1912

  • Byron Bay Co-Operative Canning and Freezing Company limited is established7.
  • Facility was built in 3 months7.
    • Original tender cost had been £3,0507.
      • Significant over run of budget actual cost was £4,5007.

1913

  • Byron Bay abattoir was built2.
    • Located on Belongil beach4.
    • Waste product – Blood was pumped into a pipe that went straight out to sea
      • Effluent attracted sharks

1914

  • Operation is running at a loss due to lack of stock supply4.

1919

  • 100 people processed 100 head a day7
  • Facility is shut down entirely for a period4.
    • War years guaranteed a market for product7

1920

  • Numerous efforts are made to restart the plant4.
    • .Facility stays closed for another 5 years4.

1921

  • A jetty is built from the port to use to reach ships to allow loading of cedar timber harvested from the area5.
  • Jetty also allows service coastal steamers to load and unload passengers5.

 

 

1928

  • Facility is sold to Norco4.
  • During the depression, AW Anderson take over the lease4.
    • AW Anderson are export meat processors7..
  • Installation of new machinery, refrigeration and a freezer7.
    • Plant was promoted widely to attract customers7.
      • Sold to the Sydney Wholesale Markets7.

1930

  • Facility re-opened7.
    • Meat was exported to the United Kingdom7.

1954

  • Andersons establish Byron Bay Whaling Company7.
    • Located right next door to the meatworks7.
    • Received a quota of 120 whales a year7..
      • Whaling factory worked 24 hours, seven days a week on two 12 hour shifts7.
      • 40 hours of normal pay and 30 hours double time7.
        • Better than wages paid at the meatworks7.
  • Whaling industry is established and a whaling port is set up at Byron Bay7.

Source. ‘Byron Bay: The danger that lurks in paradise’ QLD CL 09/09/2014

  • Effluent was pumped directly into the sea7..
    • One worker had the job of shooting sharks when seen7.

1960

  • Market access for meat was gained into the USA7.
  • Facility was upgraded at a cost of $500,0007.

1962

  • Whaling industry is stopped
    • Between 1954 to 1962 1,146 whale were slaughtered, producing 10,000 tonnes of oil7.

1967

  • Andersons go into receivership7.
    • Receiver directed Jack Ware to get the plant running efficiently or it would close7.
    • Unfinished article print

1968

Source. Lee Clarke. Byron Bay abattoir 1968

1968.

  • Andersons sell the works to FJ Walker7.

1983

  • FJ Walker is taken over by Elders IXL7.
  • Byron Bay abattoir is closed permanently2.
    • Elders own it as this time2.
      • Part of significant rationalisation of processing plants owned by Elders that became Australian Meat Holdings
    • 360 employees are laid off2.
      • Few jobs available for locals once the facility was closed7.
  • Locals were happy to see the facility closed due to the smell it generated7.

1984

  • Site is sold to McKeller family who convert the main buildings into a creative studio for artists, yoga and performing arts4.

2000

  • The site is sold to Kendell street developers4.

2003

  • Buildings are burnt down4.

2008

  • February. Old abattoir site, that was known as epicentre building is demolished to make way for a 19 house subdivision4.

2017

  • Beach front area of Belongil beach could sell up to $40M8.

Sources

  1. http://www.byronbay.com.au/about-byron/history. Accessed 09.12.2017
  2. Lee Clarke. Personal communication 02/05/2014
  3. ‘World on a plate’
  4. https://www.byronnews.com.au/news/apn-end-of-an-era-as-epicentre/140945/. 28.02.2008
  5. http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/byron-bay-the-danger-that-lurks-in-paradise-20140909-10eft3.html. 09/09/2014
  6. ‘Byron Bay: The danger that lurks in paradise’ QLD CL 09/09/2014 24/03/2015
  7. http://www.bigvolcano.com.au/human/whalinghistory.htm

Nyngan. #? NSW

Domestic service kill abattoir located in NSW

Other Names

  • Operating business name – KJ Halal Meat.
  • 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

Insert – Australia map. location of approximate town site.

(Make Australia map default picture for site.)

Insert – Locality map of more localised area of site

Location relative to other abattoirs across Australia

Location of Australian Abattoirs

abattoirs_edited-1

  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 name – HJ Halal Meat

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

2011

  • May. Nyngan abattoir receives $500,000 from NSW Government2
    • funds are to upgrade the abattoir facilities2
    • Provided through Office of Trade, Business and Industry’s Regional business development scheme2.
    • Improvements will allow creation of another 8 jobs, retain another 32.
  • Nyngan is one of the few wholly accredited halal plants in NSW2.
    • Client base in Muslim butcher shops in Sydney2.
  • Sources most stock from Western NSW2.
    • provides services to butchers and value-add producers in the region2.

2012

  • November. Coonabarabran #388 . NSW closed and administrator appointed.3
    • 30 people laid off3
    • Owner hoped to sell business in next few months3
    • Reason for closure cited as3
      1. $190,000 fine from Environment protection authority – which business never recovered.3
      2. Owner – Mr Lang diagnosed with leukaemia and unable to work3

2014

 

Sources

  1. Facility website
  2. ‘Funding for Nyngan abattoir’ www.farmonline.com.au. 23/05/2011
  3. ‘Closed Coonabarabran abattoir up for sale’ The Northern Daily leader. 13.11.12
  4. ‘Collie goats go gourmet’ www.farmonline.com.au 24/10/2014
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