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International Six Day Enduro Event Under Way with Wellard Teams Performing Strongly

October 3, 2013

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Wellard Rural Exports (Wellard) is proud to be sponsoring four teams currently competing in the International Six Day Enduro (ISDE) in Sardinia, Italy. 

Described as the Olympics of offroad motorcycle racing, the ISDE attracts more than five hundred riders from thirty-two countries each year. 

At the end of the second day of competition (1 of October), the Wellard team is placed third with four days still to go. 

Team Wellard is made up of some of the most talented and competitive riders in the competition. Ryan Sipes, Jimmy Jarrett and Nicholas Fahringer, have all been training hard in the lead up to the event. Sipes, who is competing in his first ISDE, is performing remarkably well in the highly experienced field. 

In addition, Wellard is sponsoring the USA Junior Trophy team who is currently in fourth place and the USA Woman’s Trophy team is currently third. 

Wellard Chairman, Mauro Balzarini said Wellard is delighted to see their sponsored teams doing so well in the competition and is eager to watch the remaining four days of riding unfold. 

“Wellard prides itself on its philosophy of passion, commitment and the courage to innovate. We have been on the edge of our seats watching the most exciting and important motorcycle Enduro race in the world come to life and are proud to see our riders doing so well,” Mr Balzarini said. 

Wellard has been sponsoring the ISDE event since 2006 with great success. In last year’s event, held in the Saxony region in Germany, the Wellard-supported junior riders, who were all under 23 years of age, consistently turned in some of the fastest times for the event and were rewarded with third outright for their efforts. 

Wellard Rural Exports is the world’s biggest livestock exporter. In the United States it exports and ships dairy and beef cattle to a number of emerging markets rebuilding their cattle herds. The cattle are transported on purpose-built, state of the art livestock carriers with superior feed, water and ventilation systems, and are cared for by experienced stockmen and stockwomen and a dedicated on-board crew. 

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Team Wellard getting ready to ride on Day One of the ISDE 

For further information please contact:

Cameron Morse

Phone: + 61 8 9485 8888
Mobile: +61 433 886 871
Website: www.wellard.com.au

Background – Wellard Rural and Trading

Wellard is a world leader in the production and distribution of livestock and grain. 

Its two largest subsidiaries are Wellard Rural Exports, Australia’s largest livestock exporter and ship owner, and Wellard Agri, a large mixed farming land owner and operator specialising in the production of grains, legumes and livestock. 

Wellard Rural Exports has supplied quality dairy and beef cattle and sheep and goats to the world for more than 30 years, its investment in the live export industry is without peer. Based in Fremantle, Western Australia, the company’s operations cover every aspect of the export chain, including feed milling, livestock aggregation, road transport, feedlot facilities throughout Australia and modern shipping. 

The company’s flagship carrier, the MV Ocean Drover (formerly the MV Becrux), is a purpose-built livestock carrier capable of carrying 75,000 sheep or 18,000 cattle to major markets around the globe. She was commissioned in 2002. 

Two new, technologically advanced, purpose-built vessels, the MV Ocean Swagman and the MV Ocean Outback, were launched in 2010. They offer unparalleled levels of safety for the livestock, crew and vessel, and can transport 7000 cattle, 25,000 sheep, or a combination of both. 

Wellard Agri owns and operates eight farms covering 33,000 hectares across three agri-hubs. The two northern hubs are located at Dongara and Watheroo in Western Australia’s central midlands and one is located at Kojonup in the Great Southern region of WA. 

The Dongara hub is home to The Grange, a 14,500 hectare property which is considered one of Western Australia’s blue chip farming properties.

The remaining landholding totals more than 18,000 hectares, of which 14,000 hectares is cropped to a variety of grains and legumes. The other 4000ha is devoted to sheep production, including the famous Hyfield Poll Merino stud at Kojonup. In addition, Wellard leases an additional 14,500ha for livestock and grain production. 

Wellard Agri also has operations in the farm machinery sector, through management of the CLAAS Harvest Centres at Katanning and Esperance for the Landpower range of farm machinery. 

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