Article courtesy of Seedstock Central
Australia’s richest woman Gina Rinehart has extended her land holdings with the 3900 ha Warrabah Station in the New England to expand a Wagyu enterprise.
Warrabah Station is a close neighbour to Hancock Prospecting’s Sundown Valley property and will be used to grow the 2GR Wagyu herd and brand.
Warrabah Station will allow increased capacity to background Wagyu cattle that will then be finished and processed in Australia, before being delivered into many local and overseas markets, including the Nobu restaurants in Australia and overseas.
HPPL’s current Wagyu herd is approximately 23,000 head across multiple properties and is forecast to continue to expand.
This acquisition continues HPPL’s and its Chairman Mrs Gina Rinehart’s commitment to invest in regional Australia and grow its agricultural production capabilities, as well as providing opportunities for local suppliers and employment.
Mrs. Rinehart founded Australia’s National Agriculture and Related Industries Day, November 21, which looks to celebrate an industry which is so important to Australia, built with many remarkable Australians in remote and often in difficult outback conditions and which contributes to all of us.
Mrs Gina Rinehart said Warrabah Station is a high quality property that will allow increased scale of operations on Hancock’s existing NSW properties and will support further growth.
“New acquisitions such as this will allow greater operational flexibility and herd retention, which is very important when dealing with the challenging conditions bought on by the current drought,” she said.
“I am pleased to invest in rural operations that will continue to grow our 2GR Wagyu business to meet the growing demand for our very high quality and delicious 2GR Wagyu beef.
“I urge everyone to join with us in showing appreciation for the farmers and pastoralists and all those working in our agricultural industry, especially during these very hard drought times, and celebrate National Agriculture and Related Industries Day on November 21. ”