WAMMCO denies meatworks sale

23 Mar, 2001 01:33 PM
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WAMMCO chairman Dawson Bradford has denied rumours the Linley Valley abattoir was for sale. Speaking at the WA Farmers Federation annual meat section conference, Mr Bradford reiterated that the Linley Valley plant was closed on an extended seasonal basis only, and that it was due only to low livestock numbers. "Linley Valley is fully equipped, ready to go if and when livestock numbers become available," he said. But both the Spearwood boning room and Perth office are on the market, with Mr Bradford saying the Spearwood facility was currently under offer and close to being sold. While an offer had also been received on the Wellington St office, Mr Bradford it "didn't meet our expectations". The lack of livestock numbers was a problem Mr Bradford thought would continue for some months to come. "We are facing a very difficult six month period for the supply of livestock and we will be appealing to farmers over this period to support us if they want us to remain a viable works," he said.

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