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Pilbara beef transformation under way

A revolutionary Wagyu beef operation in the Pilbara is on track to create a $1.8 billion industry by 2031, Pardoo Beef Corporation chairman Bruce Cheung told agribusiness leaders in Perth yesterday.

Mr Cheung said the target was to run 100,000 Wagyu breeders, employing 750 full-time staff by 2031, though his vision could be realised in less than a decade.

https://thewest.com.au/business/agriculture/pilbara-beef-transformation-under-way-ng-b88986582z

Wastewater from Pilbara explosives production used to fertilise cattle station’s

Wastewater from the production of explosives is being used as a valuable fertiliser for a pastoral station in West Australia’s Pilbara region.

It is part of a new trial and partnership between Yara Pilbara, which operates a liquid ammonia plant on the Burrup peninsula, and Pardoo Beef Corporation.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2018-10-10/pilbara-partnership-turns-booms-into-beef-and-bucks/10356826

 

WA government red tape blocks progress for award-winning irrigation system at Mowanjum Aboriginal Station

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-06/irrigation-mowanjum-aboriginal-station-kimberley/10344228

An Aboriginal community in Western Australia’s Kimberley region has said attempts to make its cattle station profitable and create jobs are being stymied by state government red tape.

The Mowanjum Aboriginal Corporation near Derby was recognised for excellence in the Premier’s Award two years ago for its innovative circle irrigation trial, but CEO Steve Austin said delays in approval for a second pivot have caused the community to lose valuable momentum.

Pardoo ILUA Signing

Agreement Supports Pilbara Station to diversify 

A new land agreement will open the door to more jobs in the Pilbara region and harness innovation in the Western Australian agricultural sector.

The State Government, Wanparta Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (on behalf of the Ngarla people) and Pardoo Beef Corporation Pty Ltd, have recently finalised negotiations concerning the terms and conditions for an ILUA to support the development of an irrigated agriculture precinct.

 

 

Momentum Grows for Irrigation Plans – Business News

https://www.businessnews.com.au/article/Momentum-grows-for-irrigation-plans

Singaporean Bruce Cheung is as motivated to see a dramatic expansion of agribusiness in the Pilbara as he is ambitious. His Pardoo Beef Corporation, which was purchased in 2015, runs 11,000 head of cattle on a station in the Pilbara, with most headed for China or South Korea.
Mr Cheung plans to eventually have a herd in the north nearly 10 times that size to sustain feedlotting and processing operations in the region, which will underpin a Pilbara Beef brand to rival that of the famous Japanese Wagyu.
“It’s not about Pardoo, I’m not a young man,” Mr Cheung told Business News.
“I want to provide it so that the region has an option for change.
“Why can’t we (producers in the region) be named in this world as Pilbara Beef?”