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Wellard is a world leader in the production and distribution of livestock and grain, Wellard Rural Exports is Australia’s largest livestock exporter and ship owner.

Rural Trading

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

In addition to its Australian processing operations, Wellard also:

  • breeds, backgrounds, lotfeeds and processes beef cattle in the Philippines (selling Wellard branded beef)
  • operates a beef cattle breeding program joint venture in Indonesia
  • supplies cattle for and manages  a dairy joint venture in Sri Lanka, and