Abattoir could trigger cattle boom

Written on the 26 February 2016

Abattoir could trigger cattle boom

Yeeda Pastoral Company boss Jack Burton has predicted the size of the Kimberley cattle herd could increase 10-fold as he prepares to open a new abattoir between Broome and Derby.

Mr Burton, who was in Perth yesterday for a Pastoral Lands Board meeting, said the abattoir would begin processing in April.


Yeeda has appointed experienced meat industry figure Geoff Bevan as general manager and John McQuillan as plant manager after investing more than $25 million in the facility.


One of their first tasks will be to recruit staff in a boost for the region more than 20 years after the Broome abattoir closed.


Image caption:  Yeeda Pastoral Company boss Jack Burton in the finishing pasture on Kilto Station. 

Source: The West Australian


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