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WAMMCO International is the trading name of the producer owned and controlled Western Australian Meat Marketing Co-operative Limited (WAMMCO). The Co-operative is one of Australia's largest exporters of lamb, specialising in the production and export of premium quality chilled and frozen lamb products.

With over 35 years of experience in servicing the world's lamb markets, WAMMCO International has earned a reputation as a trustworthy, reliable and efficient supplier of quality Western Australian prime lamb

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Fourth WAMMCO Win For Uralla

Monday, 20 October 2014

Isla, Peter and Craig Jensen inspect the next draft of Uralla lambs for WAMMCO A long tradition of perfecting merino ewes for wool and lamb production and the more recent development of...

Sheepmeat and wool survey

Wednesday, 01 October 2014

MLA and AWI conduct a sheep industry survey every February, June and October, to assess the production capability of Australia's sheep flock. The survey covers the key aspects of sheepmeat and...

2014/15 WAMMCO State Prime Lamb Car…

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

The 2014/15 WAMMCO State Prime Lamb Carcase Competition is up and running and will remain open for lambs processed at Katanning until Friday 29th May 2015. Tom Grant (Beacon) with his...

Keen Contest For WAMMCO Seat

Monday, 22 September 2014

Producer realisation that WAMMCO has an increasing role to play in shaping the future of WA’s prime lamb and mutton industry, has brought unprecedented competition from four candidates for a...

Another Texel/SAMM Win For Albany B…

Monday, 22 September 2014

Breeder George Clark and assistant Geoff Waters with a Texel/Samm mother and her triplets at Albany last week. WAMMCO's Producer of the Month for August 2014, Lower King producer George Clark...

Unexpected Fanfare For 'Gulnare' SA…

Friday, 29 August 2014

Phil and Christine with Gem and Watson. A return to higher lamb and stud ram prices, and to an abundance of local killing space, another bumper season and the successful...

Evergreen Repeats June Win

Monday, 28 July 2014

Craig Heggaton and his family’s Evergreen Grazing prime lamb production enterprise at Kojonup are surfing a new crest of global confidence in lamb, a welcome new WAMMCO trading bonus for...

Katanning Pauses After Busy Lamb/Mu…

Tuesday, 01 July 2014

WAMMCO Katanning will close for a three week maintenance break on July 21 to prepare for a busy run through to Christmas. CEO Coll MacRury said WAMMCO’s Goulburn plant would continue...

Ballidu SAMS Nudge $135

Monday, 16 June 2014

Phil, Susan, Corey and Olivia Mincherton’s SAMM/Merino lamb enterprise at Ballidu, may have delivered its first – and last – WAMMCO Producer of the Month title. A line of 140 SAMM/Merino...

WATERWISE Award for WAMMCO

Tuesday, 03 June 2014

The Water Corporation has recognised one of its biggest corporate consumers with an award for water conservation. Katanning Manager Tony Bessell accepts the Award from Water Corporation's Andrew Kneebone WAMMCO International...

WAMMCO Loses Four More 'Early Settl…

Tuesday, 03 June 2014

Another group of four Cocos and Christmas Islanders who moved with their families to Katanning in the mid-1970’s, soon after the town’s export meatworks was established, recently retired after serving...

'Ikewa' Lambs Win Again

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Winning their second WAMMCO Producer of the Month title since February 2011 has capped an excellent opening to the 2014 season for Peter and Kate Mills of "Ikewa", Mingenew. "The late...

RAS Hall of Fame - Dawson Bradfor…

Monday, 12 May 2014

Dawson Bradford said he was humbled by this week’s RAS Hall of Fame honour and regarded his induction as recognition for important advancements in WA’s farming industry.“I have been privileged...

State Carcase Competition is open f…

Monday, 05 May 2014

Entries for the WAMMCO State Prime Lamb Carcase Competition are now open. The extended competition will run until Thursday, May 29, 2014. Download the competition entry form HERE. More information: Rob Davidson...

Another Win For Dowerin Lambs

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

The originator of Dowerin’s prime lamb production ‘trio’, Darrel Hudson of Yleena Farm, has won his second WAMMCO Producer of the Month title with a line of 109 SAMM/Dorper lambs...

WAMMCO Info

Monday, 28 April 2014

WAMMCO International periodically publishes a bulletin in the rural press which provides some background to current issues and developments in the Co-operative. Previous issues of the Info Bulletin are available online...

Good 2014 Start For 'Tiarri'

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Winning their fourth WAMMCO Producer of the Month title – for February 2014 - along with some key Woolorama ribbons last week, on top of a good season, has set...

Dowerin SAMM Crossbred Lambs Win Ja…

Friday, 14 February 2014

A switch from breeding to buying in Merino ewes to mate with SAMM rams is helping Dowerin farmer Jarrad Hollins to beat high labour costs and to optimise his returns...

2014 MLA and AWI Wool and Sheepmeat…

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

After a very dry year, and historically high lamb and sheep slaughter as a proportion of the total flock in 2012 and 2013, most southern regions of Australia received solid...

Capemont SAMM/Merino Lambs Win Agai…

Monday, 20 January 2014

Keeping a firm course with their Merino/SAMM lamb enterprise has led the Kowald family's Capemont Farms at Katanning to their second WAMMCO Producer of the Month title for December 2013. "One...

Bremer Bay SAMMS Win WAMMCO Award

Thursday, 14 November 2013

2013 has served to remind Bremer Bay SAMM producers Anthony Thomas and Leonie McMahon, how easy and rewarding it can be running livestock in an abundant season. Anthony with sons Finbar...

A Plentiful Season

Monday, 28 October 2013

A plentiful supply of lambs, improving markets and a more favourable dollar resulted in a profitable 2012/13 season for WAMMCO, with more stable prospects ahead, CEO Coll MacRury told a...

Second WAMMCO Win For Greg And Anne…

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

The addition of a new 2,400 ha farm at South Needilup four years ago, further genetic progress with their SAMMs and Dohnes, a stabilising wool market, and a bumper season...

2013 Carcase Comp is open for entri…

Wednesday, 02 October 2013

Entries for the WAMMCO State Prime Lamb Carcase Competition are now open. The extended competition will run until Thursday, May 29, 2014. Download The Competition Entry Form Here. More information: Rob Davidson...

Uranbah Takes Second Title

Friday, 13 September 2013

A prime lamb breeding formula using SAMMS over Merinos then White Suffolks over F1 ewes has continued to prove a winning combination for Phil and Ingrid Anderson of Uranbah Estate...

New Taste Tests For Heggaton Lamb

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

The choice of Liz and Craig Heggaton’s Evergreen Grazing Co as one of four producer demonstration sites in WA for the MLA funded Lean Meat Yield/Lamb Eating Quality trials, will...

Quintara Ewe Lambs Take WAMMCO Titl…

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Esperance SAMM breeders Quintarra Farms returned to the winners’ ring in WAMMCO’s Producer of the Month stakes by taking out the July title with a line of 682 third cross...

WAMMCO Pays Extra 40c/kg on lamb, 2…

Monday, 29 July 2013

WA’s premier lamb and sheepmeat producers’ cooperative, WAMMCO International is preparing to distribute a record $1.8 million in bonuses and shares to its producer members in early August. WAMMCO chairman Dawson...

Chinese Workers Win Visa Clearance

Monday, 22 July 2013

WAMMCO International has welcomed the decision of a recent hearing of the Migration Review Tribunal in Perth, to approve residency applications by 21 Chinese workers at the Katanning processing plant...

WAMMCO Retirees From Diverse Backgr…

Monday, 22 July 2013

WAMMCO International has farewelled two of its longest serving employees, Christmas Islander Amalan Alna and Polish refugee Richard Carson who both retired on June 30 after more than 30 years...

Lamb Win A Turning Point For Forbes

Friday, 05 July 2013

May has been something of a rally point - after a tough year - for Jerramungup producers Sandy and Alan Forbes of the Royston Prime SAMM and White Dorper studs. Sandy...

WA Farmers Poised To Cash In

Monday, 03 June 2013

WA sheep producers look set to be among the big winners from a severe drought in New Zealand and an emerging export market for processed fat-tailed sheep. Read the article from...

Carton Lamb May Replace Live Sheep …

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

A new series of processing trials with fat tail sheep stranded by political disruption to Australia’s live sheep export markets, has changed the mood of a group of pastoralists and...

Mingenew Dorpers Win WAMMCO

Monday, 13 May 2013

One of WA’s biggest commercial/stud Dorper sheep enterprises – now in winding down mode – has scored WAMMCO’s Producer of the Month title for April, 2013. Stuart and Cherie Smart...

Second WAMMCO Win For Cronin Family

Monday, 15 April 2013

Introducing rye corn as a cereal pasture crop and working to improve the survival rates of their SAMM twins are two of the ongoing missions Dumbleyung lamb producers, Dale and...

Woodanilling Suffolks Take Febrary …

Monday, 18 March 2013

A proven mix of Suffolk crossbreds, Merinos and mixed grain production is keeping Woodanilling farmers, Barry and Damian Shackley in a sound, sustainable farming mode despite tougher seasons and tighter...

Chance Booking a Winner

Monday, 11 February 2013

A chance booking at WAMMCO Katanning on January 21, was a bonus as well as a relief for Esperance SAMM breeders Brendon Tyrrell and his family - because their line...

Jerramungup SAMMS Take WAMMCO

Sunday, 13 January 2013

A breeding ‘partnership’ in SAMMs started with their Jerramungup neighbour Cullam SAMM Stud some 10 years ago, has assisted Graham and Wayne Barrett of “Glendale” to move from Merinos to...

Manypeaks Pastures Exclusively For …

Friday, 07 December 2012

Manypeaks producer Alan Lubcke is moving closer to his goal of producing 2,000 lambs a year from 1500 crossbred flock ewes - set when he moved from Merinos to prime...

First Win For Bremer Bay Texels/Whi…

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Bremer Bay lamb producers Wayne and Tara Pittard have broken through a SAMM stranglehold on WAMMCO’s Producer of the Month contest, to take the October 2012 title with a line...

Signals from the AGM

Thursday, 01 November 2012

WAMMCO Chairman Dawson Bradford and CEO Coll MacRury warned of little lamb market improvement, but gave some positive signals to shareholder producers at the Cooperative’s 2011/12 AGM at Beverley on...

"Uralla" takes a third ti…

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

When the Jensen family of “Uralla”, Pingaring were last WAMMCO Producers of the Month in January, 2009, they were the first producers to be judged under WAMMCO Select criteria, just...

Heavyweight Forward Lamb Contract

Thursday, 25 October 2012

April to June 2013 Terms and Conditions Effective 24 October 2012 1. Basis of Payment The basis of payment for crossbred and Merino lambs meeting the contract specification will be the higher of...

Notice of 2012 Annual General Meeti…

Tuesday, 09 October 2012

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Western Australian Meat Marketing Co-operative Limited ("Co-operative") will be held at the Beverley Bowling Club, 68 Forrest St, Beverley, Western...

Win With WAMMCO

Thursday, 20 September 2012

2012-13 Carcase Competition As it is now time to start thinking about selling your prime lambs don’t forget the WAMMCO State Prime Lamb Carcase Competition is on again this year. Entries for...

Gulnare SAMM Lambs Win First WAMMCO…

Thursday, 12 July 2012

A close working partnership between Phil and Chris Bairstow in developing their ‘Gulnare’ Prime SAMM stud and commercial lamb enterprise at Dumbleyung as a centre for high growth lamb production...

On-Property Lamb Option Worth Waiti…

Thursday, 21 June 2012

A long tradition of mating big numbers of Merino ewes to Poll Dorset rams, and the option of selling crossbred lambs off their mothers, on-property to WAMMCO on a fixed...

Kondinin SAMM/MPM Win For Brownings

Monday, 18 June 2012

An easy-care, self replacing flock based on a genetic ‘blend’ of “Moojepin” and “Great Southern” Multi Purpose Merino mothers and “Capolinga “ SAMM rams, is an integral prime lamb/wool component...

Second WAMMCO Win For Cullam

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Agisting lambs on the summer-rain-affected crops of a Jerramungup neighbour, not only assisted Simon Cullam to cut the summer feed costs on his SAMM lambs, it helped him and wife...

First WAMMCO Award For Woodanilling…

Monday, 16 April 2012

Tough seasonal conditions with a ten percent lower lambing, prevented Woodanilling’s Bessell - Browne family, who are former placegetters in WAMMCO’s State lamb competition, from entering the 2011/12 contest. Peter and...

First WAMMCO Win for Royston SAMM

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Strong European signals of an escalating demand for red meat and a shared passion for sheep farming convinced Jerramungup couple Alan and Sandy Forbes four years ago that they were...

French Lamb Goes On The WA Menu

Tuesday, 06 March 2012

The first commercial line of Ile de France lambs to be processed in WA returned some pleasing results for Duranillin breeders Rob and Dani Hewton of Jerolyn Stud last week. Stan...

Third Win For Tiari

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

A trifecta of later lambing, their first good season in three years with heavy summer rains, and ongoing genetic gains have combined with the bouyant lamb price to boost the...

Making More From Sheep - February W…

Tuesday, 07 February 2012

Sheep breeding and feeding workshops will be held during February and March.  See the flyer for full details.

First WAMMCO Win For Frankland Prod…

Monday, 30 January 2012

Prime lamb production could feature in a farming resurgence in the tree plantation areas of Frankland River and other areas, according to WAMMCO’s Producers of the Month for November 2011...

WAMMCO Select Bonuses For Kojonup B…

Monday, 30 January 2012

A high WAMMCO Select score on 65 of the 113 cull ewe hoggets processed for Kojonup ram breeders Tim and Steph Stevenson on December 22, did more than assist the...

Dorperlee Debut

Thursday, 10 November 2011

A new ‘Dorperlee’ prime lamb jointly developed by Pingelly farming neighbours Alan Cunningham and Steve Kolb, has won WAMMCO’s October Producer of the Month title for Alan and Joanne Cunningham...

Notice of 2011 Annual General Meeti…

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Western Australian Meat Marketing Co-operative Limited ("Co-operative") will be held at the Wave Rock Motel, cnr Marshall St and Lynch...

2011 Sheepmeat and wool survey

Friday, 21 October 2011

The MLA and AWI sheepmeat and wool survey October 2011 is now open for completion. The information collected will assist MLA, AWI and other stakeholders with supply forecasting and research...

More Lamb From Less Land

Friday, 21 October 2011

A trial grazing lambs on a mix of canola and clover not only achieved better weight gains than their feedlot in 2010, it also contributed to WAMMCO’s September Producer of...

Approved Rules

Sunday, 09 October 2011

Western Australian Meat Marketing Co-operative Limited - Approved Rules. A copy of the Approved Rules can be downloaded here.

Grass Patch Producer Wins Again

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Strategic breeding and enterprise changes continue to pay dividends for Grass Patch prime lamb producers Kevin and Simone Defrenne who have just notched up their second consecutive WAMMCO Producer of...

2011 WAMMCO Carcase Competition

Thursday, 08 September 2011

Entries for the 2011 competition are now open.  Enter for a chance to share in $14,000 in cash and prizes! Entries will be taken in three categories Heavyweight export lambs Consignments larger than...

Seventh Win For Quintarra Farms

Monday, 29 August 2011

A decision by the Quinlivan family at Esperance in 1997 to adopt SAMM genetics as ‘the way forward’ has continued to pay dividends with their seventh WAMMCO Producer of the...

The Chemistry Was Right For George

Monday, 18 July 2011

When former Albany pharmacist George Clark retired to go full-time farming in the mid-1990’s he shared some of WA’s first Texelseed stock with Q-Lamb pioneer, Alan Jarman, never imagining he...

More Money For Lighter Lambs

Monday, 20 June 2011

A big lift in WAMMCO’s lamb price schedules gave May’s Producers of the month, Phil and Helle Crossley, more money per head for a consignment of 103 SAMM/AMS cross lambs...

WAMMCO to expand operations to East…

Thursday, 02 June 2011

To our Valued Customers, WAMMCO International is pleased to announce that from 1 July 2011 it will take over the management and production facilities of NSW based meat processor Southern Meats...

Hyden Feedlot Scores Bonus

Monday, 09 May 2011

Hyden winners Tim, Brian and Sue Burrow Crushed oaten hay added to a feedlot ‘farm mix’ of lupins, oats, wheat and barley, combined with Merino and SAMM genetics to win WAMMCO’s...

New Chief For WAMMCO

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Media Release - 10/04/11 Scott Weir Scott Weir, an experienced meat industry professional from New Zealand, has been appointed to replace Coll MacRury as CEO of major WA export lamb processor, WAMMCO...

Dual Awards For Cullam SAMMS

Monday, 18 April 2011

Simon and Rod Cullam March turned out to be a month of major achievement for Jerramungup lamb breeders, Rod and Simon Cullam of Cullam Prime SAMM stud.A line of 153 of...

Big Dividends For Mingenew Lambs

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

February Producer of the Month for WAMMCO, Peter Mills of Ikewa Grazing, Mingenew was surprised to win the award.“I have had heavier lambs in past years and the February 2011...

WAMMCO State Prime Lamb Carcase Com…

Friday, 25 February 2011

Announcement of winners and prize presentations for the 2010/11 WAMMCO State Prime Lamb Carcase Competition will be held at The New Lodge, Clive Street, Katanning, on Tuesday 22nd March 2011 commencing...

WAMMCO State Prime Lamb Competition…

Friday, 25 February 2011

We are pleased to announce entries for the State Prime Lamb Competition are now open. Thanks to the following sponsors whose generous support has enabled the competition to happen. Primaries Trevor Pedler -...

Katanning SAMMS Take January Title

Monday, 21 February 2011

A trial with SAMM rams from Rockdale stud Dumbleyung, has enabled Katanning lamb producer Sheldon Kowald of Capemont Farms to add WAMMCO’s January 2011 Producer of the Month award to...

Sixth Producer Title To Quintarra F…

Monday, 24 January 2011

The success of Quintarra Farms Esperance in winning two WAMMCO Producer of the Month titles in January and December 2010 served as a fitting final tribute to Mick Quinlivan –...

Springfield Farms Notches Third WAM…

Monday, 20 December 2010

Sonia and Russell Harding in their new sheepyards at Newdegate An investment in a new set of integrated steel sheepyards confirms a renewed commitment to sheep and lamb production for third-time...

Maximising a Good Start

Monday, 15 November 2010

WAMMCO’s October Producer of the Month title winners, the Taylor family of “ Tiarri Prime Samms” Lake Grace, believe that feedlotting the right lambs still pays, despite high grain prices.A...

New Board Appointments

Friday, 29 October 2010

WAMMCO is pleased to advise that Tony Boyle (York) has been elected to the Board following the retirement of Mick Quinlivan (Esperance).  Tony's appointment was announced at this week’s AGM...

Three Nominate for WAMMCO Seat

Friday, 15 October 2010

Active members of the West Australian Meat Marketing Cooperative have been mailed ballot papers and background detail on three candidates who have nominated for the seat of retiring Esperance Producer...

Esperance Lambs Take August Title

Monday, 11 October 2010

As their lambs were taking out the WAMMCO Producer of the Month title for August 2010 at an average of $5.25 per kilo, a draft of cattle from Kevin and...

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