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24.06.17

Yelarbon’s Sunnygirl Sold at Auction

North Queensland Register

SMITHFIELD Cattle Company bought the Yelarbon property Sunnygirl, soon after it was passed in at a Leonard and Co Raine and Horne auction on Thursday.

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12.06.17

Our Best and Brightest Ready for Ekka

SouthBurnett.com.au

More than 100 guests packed into the Wondai Diggers Club on Saturday night to see who’ll be representing the South Burnett at this year’s Ekka.

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29.04.17

Sapphire upgrades to a new feed mill

Queensland Country Life

It’s 14 months since the Smithfield Cattle Company, owners of Smithfield Feedlot at Proston, added another gem and secured the Sapphire Feedlot situated east of Goondiwindi.

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23.10.16

Overcoming roadblocks to equity in beef

Farm Online

SIMPLE practices like having a detailed business plan and good corporate governance could go a long way to overcoming some of the roadblocks to elusive equity in the beef game.

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30.08.16

Regional roads fuel ‘economic wasteland’

South Burnett Times

A MAJOR cattle feedlot in the South Burnett has condemned the state of road infrastructure, with the issue severely affecting the region’s ability to advance its agricultural development.

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09.08.16

Smithfield Feedlot Reflects on 30-year Milestone

Beef Central

One of Queensland’s family feedlot success stories paused to mark its 30th-anniversary last week, with a celebration for clients, suppliers, advisors, staff and other industry stakeholders in Brisbane.

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09.08.16

Smithfield Celebrates 30th Birthday

South Burnett Times

Smithfield Cattle Company celebrated its 30th birthday with a gala dinner at the 2016 Brisbane Exhibition on Saturday night.

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02.02.16

Smithfield Buys Sapphire at Goondiwindi

Queensland Country Life

Queensland’s Smithfield Cattle Company, the owners of Smithfield Feedlot, Proston, purchased a gem last week when the deal was finalised to take over Sapphire Feedlot in Goondiwindi.

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01.02.16

Smithfield expands with Goondiwindi feedlot purchase

by Jon Condon at Beef Central

Queensland grainfed beef supply chain manager and custom-feeder, Smithfield Cattle Co has expanded its lotfeeding operations with the purchase of the Sapphire feedlot near Goondiwindi.

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10.11.15

$5200 Boost For Endeavour

Southburnett.com.au

The Endeavour Foundation’s Kingaroy Kitchen has been selected as the lucky recipient of a recent unusual fundraising effort.

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23.10.15

From feedlot to New York Marathon glory as rural couple dodges wildlife and cattle grids to train on farm’s only road

ABC Country Hour

The streets of New York may seem a far cry from a dirt road in southern Queensland, but two lot feeders are making a marathon effort to bridge the gap.

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16.10.15

Proston to New York – lot feeders set their sights on epic NY marathon

By Beef Central

Keen amateur runners and Queensland feedlot operators Barb and Don Madden will be hitting the pavements of New York on November 1, and are looking for a charity to support along the way.

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15.10.15

Target 100 – Smithfield Feedlot’s story

 

Target 100 met Australian cattle & sheep farmers, to discover 100 research projects and learn more about what is important to the sustainability of the industry. This is our story.

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24.09.15

Beef industry sees first female peak council leader, as ALFA elects new president

By Jon Condon

BEEFWORKS: The beef industry has its first female peak council head, following the Australian Lot Feeders Association’s annual general meeting yesterday where NSW lotfeeder Tess Herbert was elected president.

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24.09.15

Smithfield Feedlot Mill Manager Crowned 2015 Young Lotfeeder Achiever

By Eric Barker

Smithfield Feedlot mill manager Andrew Slack is this year’s ALFA Philbro Young Lotfeeder Achiever. As part of his selection process, he has been researching the field of olfaction and how dogs’ highly-developed sense of smell may one day be used for early detection of sick animals in the feed yard.

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04.02.15

Top 25 Lotfeeders: No 13 Smithfield Feedlot

By Jon Condon

Celebrating its thirtieth year of continuous operations next year, Smithfield Feedlot near Proston in Qld continues to operate successfully as one of Australia’s largest providers of custom-feeding services. Owned and operated by the Smith and Shearer-Smith families, it is among the ‘hardest working’ feedlots in the country, with average occupancy above 89pc over the past five years.

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4.12.14

Smithfield beef is top shelf

By Penelope Arthur

ALMOST two decades after the late Pat Dempsey handed them their first Woolworths contract, Proston’s Shearer-Smith family have taken out the inaugural Pat Dempsey Memorial Prize for Woolworths Livestock Supplier of the Year.

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24.11.14

Smithfield feedlot nails Woolies Supplier of the Year award

By Jon Condon

The Shearer-Smith family’s Smithfield feedlot near Proston in Qld’s South Burnett district was announced as Woolworths’ national livestock supplier of the year for 2014, during a glittering dinner for 900 in Sydney late last week.

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