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.
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.
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.
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.
New Abattoir Push for the Pilbara
“We do see pastoralism is really changing, irrigated agriculture has become an important part of the pastoral estate and we’re keen to support it ” Hon Alannah MacTiernan 22 June 2018.
“The PBC is expecting to develop 368 hectares and sustain an additional 3000 cattle on the station. We’re turning grass into beef” Brett Blanchett CEO, Pardoo Beef Corporation 22 June 2018
EPA Clears the Way for Pilbara Wagyu Herd
The Environmental Protection Authority has stamped its seal of approval on an irrigation project to bolster cattle numbers at a Singapore businessman’s Pilbara station.
Bruce Cheung’s Pardoo Beef Corporation plans to develop 368ha and sustain an additional 3000 cattle on Pardoo Station, 100km east-north-east of Port Hedland.
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?”
A Singaporean businessman says Western Australia’s pastoral industry could add a billion dollars in value by tapping into Western Australia’s vast underground water reserves. Mr Cheung has spent millions transforming Pardoo’s marginal grazing country into lush green pasture.
The owner of a Pilbara cattle station has tapped into the water from a river running underneath his property – transforming the dry, marginal grazing country into what looks like a lush green dairy farm.
Singaporean businessman Bruce Cheung believes Wagyu beef production can transform agricultural development in northern Australia and could create up to 900 jobs.
Billion dollar wagyu plan for Pilbara – ABC Rural – ABC News