New beef cattle feedlot in Murrumbidgee Council area
A new $3.4 million feedlot will be built by Beefcorp Farms Pty Ltd in Logie Brae in the Murrumbidgee Council area.
Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae said it’s an exciting investment by Beefcorp Farms Pty Ltd, who specialises in high quality Wagyu beef.
Cr McRae said Councillors unanimously supported the feedlot and she believes it is a very worthwhile development for our area.
“Beefcorp is a very impressive company. They are based in Victoria and market their beef in Australia and over 14 countries worldwide”, Cr McRae said.
Beefcorp Managing Director Nick Sher said we have been looking for a property to construct a feedlot for a number of years.
Mr Sher said the property at Logie Brae is in a wonderful location with a good water supply and ability to produce fodder for the cattle.
“The neighbours and council have been very supportive in the feedlot development and we will be able to source most of the feed requirements in the local district.
“When up and running we will need to employ around 10 staff plus contractors so it will have a positive impact on the economy in the region”, he said.
The feedlot, to be located on Rolfe Road, Logie Brae, will have a capacity of 7,680 cattle.
It will include 91 feeding pens each with a capacity of 80 head of cattle and 10 feeding pens each with a capacity of 40 head of cattle.
The feedlot will be built to Class 1 standard offering the highest level of animal husbandry and welfare and once completed will be accredited under the National Feedlot Accreditation Scheme.
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