Please note: LIVESTOCK LOGISTICS WA WILL CEASE OPERATIONS AS OF JUNE 30 2016. PLEASE SEE THE MEDIA RELEASE AT THE ATTACHED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE (LINK)
WHO IS LIVESTOCK LOGISTICS WA?
In 1999, the Midland Scales Management Joint Venture was formed between the Elders Limited, (the then) Wesfarmers Dalgety Limited (now Landmark), Rural Traders Cooperative (RTC) and the Western Australian Meat Industry Authority to:
- Operate and maintain the liveweight facilities at the Saleyard and other such venues as may be appropriate from time to time;
- Conduct other livestock operations at the Saleyard and other such venues as may be appropriate from time to time;
- Carry out other such businesses at the Saleyard and the other venues (as above) as may be agreed from time to time by the parties.
In 2001, Elders, Wesfarmers and WAMIA purchased RTCs share resulting in a three way Joint Venture.
The JV was then responsible for:
- The removal of cattle from their selling pens prior to weighing;
- Drafting cattle onto the scale for weighing according to the cattle markings;
- Weighing the cattle;
- Providing documentation to either Elders, Landmark and the other selling agent or agents as the case may be in respect to the weighing;
- Returning the cattle to the relevant pen.
With the change is livestock tracking technology and other opportunities, the LLWA is now responsible for:
- The electronic tracking of cattle through the Muchea Livestock Centre;
- The expansion of the JV into the provision of services into the South West yards;
- The expansion of service to agents and other yard users within the Muchea Livestock Centre.
- The electronic processing of both sheep and cattle at Muchea.
- The drafting of sheep for Primaries at Muchea.