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Craig Mostyn Group buys great southern pig company from Paspaley Group

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Craig Mostyn  have recently announced the purchase of the Great Southern Pig Company, which has one of the largest outdoor raised pig herds in Australia, from the Paspaley Group, effective February 1, 2010.

The sale of the Great Southern Pig Company resulted from a mutual review of the potential of the company between Craig Mostyn and the Paspaley Group, concluding with the subsequent sale of the livestock and feedstocks to Craig Mostyn.

“With piggeries no longer a core part of Paspaley’s nationwide long term agribusiness plans and with Great Southern Pig Company pigs already supplied to Graig Mostyns' Linley Valley Fresh processing works at Wooroloo and Craig Mostyn looking to secure supply of outdoor raised pigs, the friendly transaction is a win-win for both parties and WA’s pork industry,” said Craig Mostyn Chief Executive Officer, David Lock and Paspaley Group Chief Operating Officer, Ken Glasson.

Mr Lock said Craig Mostyn/Linley Valley Fresh had identified increasing domestic and export consumer demand for quality fresh pork produced from piggeries with outdoor raised pigs in welfare friendly environments, something the Great Southern Pig Company can ensure with sows enjoying a combination of free range and straw-based eco-shelters.

Before the Craig Mostyn purchase of the business operations of the Great Southern Pig Company's two piggeries at Albany and Narrogin, which jointly ‘run’ 2000 sows, Craig Mostyn's piggery operations included two breeder units and seven grow-out units, comprising 70,000 pigs ‘on the ground’ at any one time. 

Craig Mostyns state-of-the-art Linley Valley abattoir processes half a million pigs a year, employs 280 people, has export sales of about $50 million a year and supplies about 60 per cent of Australia’s fresh pork into Singapore.

Mr Lock and Mr Glasson are happy to announce that Craig Mostyn's acquisition of the Greaty Southern Pig Company will not affect the staff currently employed at the piggeries, who have been offered employment with Craig Mostyn, or relationships with farmers supplying pigs to the group.

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