Agribusiness, Food and Beverages Award
Mort & Co is the largest Australian-owned feedlotter in the country, with a one-time capacity of 70,000 head.
Mort & Co began exporting in 2015 to service a growing global middle class, particularly in Asia. They also wanted to provide a high-quality and sustainable beef-supply solution to large global protein users such as Costco.
In 2018–19, the business turned over 207,000 head of cattle, with 6.5% exported under the company’s own premium beef brands – Grandchester Black Angus, The Phoenix Wagyu and the Master Selection Wagyu.
In 2019, the business expanded its feedlot infrastructure by 23,000 head to facilitate export growth, with the new capacity commissioned from July.
Mort & Co now exports its Phoenix Beef to: