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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

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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

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

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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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

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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

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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

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.

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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

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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

Albury. NSW

 

Albury was an export facility that operated in the early 1960’s, operated by the local council.

Other Names

  • Council of City of Albury1

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

  • Owner – Council of city of Albury1

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

1963

  • February. Albury facility is listed as an export facility with limited or no storage capacity1
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Sources

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