Western Australia’s farmer-owned co-operative WAMMCO has climaxed two consecutive State Export Awards, by winning the 2005 Australian Regional Exporter of the Year title at a function in Sydney last week.
Chairman Dawson Bradford accepted the award on behalf of all the co-operative’s stakeholders including its 300 Katanning based employees.
He said WAMMCO had relied heavily on partnerships with farmers at the production end to tailor their lambs to export markets, and on strong supply chain partnerships with distributors and lamb retailers in the United States.
These initiatives, together with substantial and procedural upgrades at the Katanning processing plant, had enabled the co-operative to increase lamb export volumes to the US by 40% during 2004/05.
Mr Bradford repeated his concern that labour shortages in regional Australia continued to hamper increased productivity in the meat industry, by limiting more value-adding of lamb product. He urged Deputy Prime Minister and Trade Minister Mark Vaile to increase his government’s quest to boost regional employment.
WAMMCO’s Marketing Manager Damien Giumelli said the cooperative’s winning submission also highlighted:
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