BEEF producers in northern Victoria and southern New South Wales looking to access the lucrative European Union (EU) supply chain can now utilise Teys Australia’s plant at Wagga Wagga.
The plant has been granted EU accreditation by the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and will be able to accept livestock from early next year.
John Langbridge, Teys Australia Manager Industry and Corporate Affairs, said it is a big win for everyone in the local supply chain and the region.
“Cattle producers, feedlots and of course processors have done a lot of work in gaining EU accreditation so we can take advantage of the premiums in Europe,” he said.
The EU is Australia’s most valuable export market on a dollar per kilogram basis and now the Wagga Wagga plant is accredited, local producers will have access to us and can consider having their farms and feedlots EU accredited."
Teys will assist producers who wish to supply eligible cattle in becoming accredited under the European Union Cattle Accreditation Scheme (EUCAS) by holding a producer day at the Jindalee feedlot early in the new year.
Teys Australia’s Wagga Wagga site employs more than 800 people earning a reputation for quality grain and grassfed beef both domestically and internationally. Riverine Premium Beef and Grasslands Premium Beef are signature brands produced at the Wagga site.