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.
- Abattoirs owned by Teys in Queensland
- Abattoirs owned by Teys in 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.
- Thomas Food International Tamworth
- 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
- 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
- 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
- ‘SA processor T & R beefs up its business’ Beef Central 13.02.13
- ‘T & R takes 50pc stake in Holco business’ Beef Central 19.10.12
- ‘EID drives repeat lamb market sales’ Stock Journal 17.07.2014
- ‘Indefinite closures for JBS lamb plants, as supply challenge reaches critical point’ Beef Central 20.04.2017
- Gundagai is located 70 km east of Wagga Wagga
Hema Maps – Australia Truckies atlas.
- Aus-Meat Accreditation. As at 02/10/2017.
- Export abattoir processing Beef, sheep and pigs.
- Up to half of NSW 56 abattoirs could close with the loss of up to 5,000 jobs1
- abattoirs are outdated and inefficent1
- Long awaited restructuring of the state’s meat processing sector needs to occur and has begun1
- Beef export abattoirs at Wingham (NSW), Mudgee (NSW), Gunnedah (NSW) and Inverell (NSW) are most at risk to close1
- Small number of modernised plants likely to survive restructuring Young (NSW), Cootamundra (NSW), Gundagai (NSW), Culcairn (NSW), Harden (NSW)1
- Handful of efficient and niche market operators insulated from fall out Casino (NSW), Macksville (NSW), Scone (NSW) and Lismore (NSW)1
- New privately owned and speciality sheep plants such as Goulburn (NSW) and Dubbo (NSW) killing 60% of NSW mutton are examples of what can be achieved by investment in capital1
- Increased US beef into previous Australian market share in Japan, Korea and Taiwan increased pressure1
- Live export of 500,000 cattle to Indonesia and Philippines increased pressure on operations of abattoirs1
- ‘5,000 jobs at risk: Abattoirs facing closure’ Sydney Morning Herald 21.05.1996