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Wellard back in the Middle East

Wellard Limited (Wellard, ASX:WLD) is back supplying sheep to the Gulf Region in the Middle East, after an almost two year hiatus.

The return to the Middle East was marked by a shipment of 10,000 sheep to Oman, to Mawashi Oman.

Mawashi Oman has developed a 50,000 head capacity feedlot and also operates the two most modern processing plants in Oman.

“Mawashi Oman is a professional, progressive company who want to grow their business. We are working closely them, providing technical support on animal husbandry and nutrition, to nurture those growth plans,” said Wellard Middle East General Manager Tim O’Donnell.

“The facilities they have constructed are excellent, demonstrating a real long-term investment in the industry as well as a commitment to animal welfare.”

Mr O’Donnell said quality of the sheep sourced from Western Australian producers for the shipment was excellent. Most of the sheep were Merino first-cross lambs.

“They have been very well received by our customer and fitted their specifications perfectly,” he said.

“We are able to utilise the M/V Ocean Outback, a mid-sized vessel from the Wellard fleet, to safely and comfortably transport the sheep so they arrived fit and healthy to Oman.”

To cement its return to the Gulf, Wellard has appointed a new Middle East Marketing manager, who will be responsible for market development for both live sheep and cattle, as well as chilled and frozen lamb and sheepmeat produced by Wellard’s abattoir, Beaufort River Meats.

 For further information:

FTI Consulting, Cameron Morse

Phone: + 61 8 9485 8888

Mobile: +61 (0) 433 886 871

Visit www.wellard.com.au

 

Background – Wellard

Wellard is Australia’s largest cattle exporter and a vertically integrated agribusiness.

Wellard has supplied quality dairy and beef cattle and sheep and goats to the world for more than 30 years.  Based in Fremantle, Western Australia, the company’s operations spans the world and cover every aspect of the livestock export chain, including livestock selection and aggregation, pre export quarantine facilities, feed milling, and a modern fleet of specialized “floating farms livestock carriers”.

Wellard is also involved in the trade of lamb, mutton and goat meat. It owns and operates a modern abattoir in Western Australia, Beaufort River Meats, which processes up to 2500 sheep and lambs a day, enabling Wellard to meet customer demand for both livestock and chilled meat.

Visit www.wellard.com.au