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Beef Central profiles Australia’s 25 largest lotfeeders

Welcome to Beef Central’s inaugural Top 25 Lotfeeders feature. New content will be added to this feature daily over the next three weeks, building into the most comprehensive summary ever prepared on the nation’s grainfed beef industry, and its largest stakeholders. ..Read More

Jon Condon, 20/02/2015

Top 25 Lotfeeders trends: “The big get bigger”

Feedlot industry expansion in Australia over the past decade has come not so much from new greenfield yards being established, but additional capacity being added to existing feedlot businesses, plus mergers and acquisitions. That’s one of the clear trends evident in Beef Central’s Top 25 Lotfeeders profile, which concludes today…Read More

Jon Condon, 20/02/2015

Top 25 Lotfeeders: No 1 JBS Australia

It should come as no surprise to readers to learn that JBS Australia easily retains its mantle as the largest lotfeeder in the country. The company’s portfolio of five operational yards stretching from southern Qld into the south of NSW has a one-time capacity of 150,000 head…Read More

Jon Condon, 20/02/2015

Top 25 Lotfeeders: No 2 Teys Australia

Biggest mover on Beef Central’s Top 25 Lotfeeders list is Teys Australia, which has jumped eight places since the previous 2003 report to fill second place this year, with a combined operating capacity across its three yards of 67,000 head…Read More

Jon Condon, 19/02/2015

Top 25 Lotfeeders: No 3 Whyalla Beef

THE liberalisation of the Japanese beef market leading up to 1990, and the opportunity this presented for much larger Australian grainfed beef exports, was the catalyst that led to the development of Australia’s largest feedlot. ..Read More

Jon Condon, 18/02/2015

Top 25 Lotfeeders: No 4 – Mort & Co

Toowoomba-based Mort & Co’s grainfeeding operations are one of the rare new entries on this Top 25 Lotfeeders report that did not appear in the corresponding 2003 Top 25 survey. The company now feeds up to 52,000 head across three company-owned and managed yards at any one time…Read More

Jon Condon, 17/02/2015

Top 25 Lotfeeders: No 5 Australian Agricultural Company

Heavy exposure to lotfeeding, both through company-owned and custom feedyards, is of fundamental importance to branded beef supply chains managed by the world’s largest beef producer, the Australian Agricultural Co…Read More

Jon Condon, 16/02/2015

Kay’s Cuts: Cattle feeding is a risky business in the US

For this month’s Kay’s Cuts column written by US meat and livestock market analyst, Steve Kay, we’ve asked him to pass comment on findings from his recent US Top 30 Cattle Feeders report, given Beef Central’s own recent Top 25 Australian Lotfeeders feature…..Read More

Steve Kay, publisher US Cattle Buyers Weekly , 14/02/2015

Top 25 Lotfeeders: No 6 Rangers Valley

Rangers Valley is arguably the only substantial feedlot in the world that specialises in longfed Angus cattle, producing the abundance of marbling that is highly sought-after in premium international beef markets…Read More

Jon Condon, 13/02/2015

Is this Australia’s hardest working cattle crush?

It ain’t pretty, but this crush located at Australian Country Choice’s Brindley Park feedlot near Roma makes a compelling case for being the hardest working cattle crush in Australia…Read More

Jon Condon, 11/02/2015

Top 25: No 7 Australian Country Choice

The Brindley Park and Brisbane Valley feedlot operations owned and operated by Australian Country Choice have grown in step with ACC’s customer, Coles Supermarkets, over the past two decades. Today their one-time capacity exceeds 27,000 head…Read More

Jon Condon, 11/02/2015

Top 25: No 8 Stanbroke Feedlot

The vertically-integrated Stanbroke Beef business owned and operated by the Menegazzo family includes the 25,000-SCU capacity Stanbroke feedlot near Chinchilla, Queensland. ..Read More

Jon Condon, 10/02/2015

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