Article – Darwin abattoir on track for AACo

20 February 2014
Matt Brann
ABC Rural

PHOTO: Stu Cruden overseeing the construction of AACo’s abattoir (Kirsty O’Brien).

The Australian Agricultural Company (AACo) is spending $91 million to build a meatworks near Darwin, in what is probably the biggest and most important agricultural project in northern Australia this year.
As can be seen from the pictures above, the construction of the abattoir is well under way and is expected to be operational by the second half of 2014.
The abattoir is located near the Stuart Highway at Livingstone, 50 kilometres south of Darwin.
It’s expected to process more than 1,000 head of cattle a day at full capacity, producing export beef products, hides and rendered products for the export markets in the US, Asia and Europe.
Stock will be sourced from the northern areas of Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
The abattoir will be an extra market for northern pastoralists who currently rely on the live export trade.
Courtesy of ABC Rural