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Wellard teams up with the USA in ISDE

5 August 2015

Wellard is again proud to partner up with the American Motorcyclist Association in 2015 as they take on the World’s best Enduro riders in Kosice, Slovakia, at the International Six Day Enduro in September.

Now in its ninth year of involvement with the iconic event, Wellard is well entrenched on the world enduro stage after previously supporting teams from Australia and New Zealand, with great results. This year Wellard will continue its support of the U.S. National team, for the fourth consecutive year, and will be represented by some of the finest offroad riders in the country.

This year the contingent of 31 US riders will utilise custom-made team jerseys provided by Wellard for the Club and Trophy team riders helping bond the team into one unit. The Company will also provide some financial assistance awards to assist riders to make the trip to Slovakia.  

After last year’s podium in Argentina by the Junior Trophy team and securing the overall individual Club rider award, Wellard Managing Director Mauro Balzarini is looking forward to tasting greater success in Slovakia.     

The terrain in Slovakia will be vastly different from the dry dusty conditions of Argentina and it is expected the US East Coast riders will have some advantage with their riding conditions being similar to what they will encounter in Kosice from September 7-12.

 

For further information please contact:

Cameron Morse

Phone: + 61 8 9485 8888

Mobile: +61 (0) 433 886 871

Website: www.wellard.com.au

 

Background – Wellard

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, and 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, 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’s abattoir, Beaufort River Meats, processes up to 2500 sheep and lambs a day, enabling Wellard to meet customer demand for both livestock and chilled and frozen meat.

Wellard Agri owns and operates eight farms covering 35,700 hectares across three principal 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 being more than 21,500 hectares, in total planting 23,500 hectares to a variety of grains and legumes. The other 6,100ha is devoted to sheep and cattle production, including the Hyfield Poll Merino stud at Kojonup. In addition, Wellard leases an additional 13,500ha for livestock and grain production.

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