Beef producer and exporter
Founded in 1919. Western Australia's largest beef producer. Owned by private equity firm Harmony Capital Management from 2006 to 2014, before being bought by WA mining billionaire Andrew Forrest through his Minderoo Group.
|Harvey Industries Group Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| Minderoo Group Pty Ltd
owns 100% of Harvey Industries Group Pty Ltd
|Harvey Industries Group Pty Ltd|
While this company does not own feedlots, it does send cattle to feedlots owned by other companies. A feedlot is an intensive confinement animal feeding operation (CAFO) for cattle, much like a factory for 'battery chickens'. Each animal has 5 to 10 square metres of space in a pen of 50 to 200 cattle. The cattle are forced to stand and sleep in their own dung and urine, and endure extremes of weather (especially heat). Close confinement means a much higher risk of disease so antibiotic drugs are routinely used. Grain feed commonly causes their digestive systems to be acidic. Cattle spend up to a year in feedlots, where they are fattened up before slaughter.
Source: company website (2011)
|Minderoo Group Pty Ltd|
In February 2013, Andrew and Nicola Forrest were the first Australasian signatories to join the Giving Pledge - a commitment by some of the world's wealthiest individuals and families to dedicate the majority of their wealth to philanthropy. The campaign has founded by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett in 2009. The pledge is a moral commitment to give, not a legal contract.
Source: Giving Pledge (2014)
A spokesman from this company said in 2014 that Minderoo "would also like to expand into the live export trade, but was mindful of animal welfare concerns."
Source: news article (2014)
|Revenue||$145 million in 2012|
|Employees||300 in 2012|
|Address||Seventh St, Harvey, WA, 6220, Australia|
|Phone||08 9729 0000|
|Fax||08 9729 1810|
Products / BrandsHarvey Beef
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