Processor marks a century of serving State

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Colorado State University professor Temple Grandin and Minderoo Group co-founder Nicola Forrest.
Camera IconColorado State University professor Temple Grandin and Minderoo Group co-founder Nicola Forrest. Credit: Countryman, Bob Garnant

The historical indigenous song of Kings Park, Yallorr Spider, welcomed 220 guests to country at Fraser’s Restaurant, for last Thursday’s century celebrations for leading beef processor and brand, Harvey Beef.

Ballardong–Whadjuk traditional owner Barry McGuire inspired the large crowd “back to the beginning of time” with his vocal and boomerang-tapping tune — a lyrical dream story when ancient people, including his relations, gathered above the Swan River within the safety of a web. WA Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan said it was notable that Harvey Beef, established in 1919, sustained 100 years and carried through the Great Depression and many challenges.

“We owe much praise to the original founders, Ernest and Mary Green, and the relatively new owners, the Forrest family — for their massive investment,” she said.

Minderoo Group co–founder and Harvey Beef owner Nicola Forrest said the newest acquisition, Koojan near Moora, was earmarked to create a worldwide leading cattle-finishing facility, with the assistance of renowned US cattle expert Professor Temple Grandin. “Temple does great work in animal husbandry and we want to create a good life for our cattle,” she said.

Harvest Road chief executive Greg Harvey said Koojan was on track for 2020 to deliver the most efficient beef supply chain in Australia.

“Today’s consumers are food citizens and we want to produce a product that is efficient and sustainable in a very responsible and transparent manner,” he said.

Ballardong-Whadjuk representative Barry McGuire, professor Temple Grandin and Minderoo Group co-founder Nicola Forrest.
Camera IconBallardong-Whadjuk representative Barry McGuire, professor Temple Grandin and Minderoo Group co-founder Nicola Forrest. Credit: Countryman
Harvest Road chief executive Greg Harvey, Professor Temple Grandin, Minderoo Group co-founder Nicola Forrest and WA Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan.
Camera IconHarvest Road chief executive Greg Harvey, Professor Temple Grandin, Minderoo Group co-founder Nicola Forrest and WA Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan. Credit: Countryman, Bob Garnant
Don and Marie Forrest, of Cottesloe.
Camera IconDon and Marie Forrest, of Cottesloe. Credit: Bob Garnant
Harvey Beef livestock representatives Jonathon Green, Kim McDougall and Campbell Nettleton.
Camera IconHarvey Beef livestock representatives Jonathon Green, Kim McDougall and Campbell Nettleton. Credit: Bob Garnant
Wandering Clover Fed Beef co-principal Nicola Kellliher, WA Nationals leader Mia Davies, Agricultural Shows Australia chairman Rob Wilson and Lola Wilson.
Camera IconWandering Clover Fed Beef co-principal Nicola Kellliher, WA Nationals leader Mia Davies, Agricultural Shows Australia chairman Rob Wilson and Lola Wilson. Credit: Bob Garnant
Pilbara pastoralists Danielle and Paul Everingham, of Uaroo station, near Onslow.
Camera IconPilbara pastoralists Danielle and Paul Everingham, of Uaroo station, near Onslow. Credit: Countryman, Bob Garnant
S&C Livestock manager Phil Petricevich, and Pinjarra cattle producer Owen McLarty and Stuart McCormack.
Camera IconS&C Livestock manager Phil Petricevich, and Pinjarra cattle producer Owen McLarty and Stuart McCormack. Credit: Bob Garnant
Carnarvon pastoralists Aaron and Natasha Land, of Brickhouse station, and Gina McKee and Bryce Pilbeam, of Minilyn station.
Camera IconCarnarvon pastoralists Aaron and Natasha Land, of Brickhouse station, and Gina McKee and Bryce Pilbeam, of Minilyn station. Credit: Bob Garnant
Waroona dairy and beef producers Erica and Vern Vitter, of Springton Farm, and Minderoo Group chief investment officer John Hartman.
Camera IconWaroona dairy and beef producers Erica and Vern Vitter, of Springton Farm, and Minderoo Group chief investment officer John Hartman. Credit: Bob Garnant
Great Southern cattle producers Ben and Olivia Dewar, Peter and Tanya Buckenara, and Jarrad Carroll.
Camera IconGreat Southern cattle producers Ben and Olivia Dewar, Peter and Tanya Buckenara, and Jarrad Carroll. Credit: Bob Garnant
Munda Reds Droughtmasters stud manager Ben Wright and Olivia Dewar, of Gingin.
Camera IconMunda Reds Droughtmasters stud manager Ben Wright and Olivia Dewar, of Gingin. Credit: Countryman, Bob Garnant
Carnarvon pastoralists Cass Parker and Cob DePledge, and Minderoo station hand Katrina Weir.
Camera IconCarnarvon pastoralists Cass Parker and Cob DePledge, and Minderoo station hand Katrina Weir. Credit: Pictures: Bob Garnant, Bob Garnant
Indonesia food specialists Erwin Efendi and Elizabeth Liman, of Indoguna, with Harvest Road cheif executive Greg Harvey and Harvey Beef sales manager Len Rae.
Camera IconIndonesia food specialists Erwin Efendi and Elizabeth Liman, of Indoguna, with Harvest Road cheif executive Greg Harvey and Harvey Beef sales manager Len Rae. Credit: Bob Garnant
Carnarvon pastoralists Jarrad Walker and Jodie McTaggart, of Bidgemia station.
Camera IconCarnarvon pastoralists Jarrad Walker and Jodie McTaggart, of Bidgemia station. Credit: Bob Garnant
Harvey Beef general manager of operations Wayne Shaw, Elizabeth Mitchell and Michell's Transport chief executive John Mitchell.
Camera IconHarvey Beef general manager of operations Wayne Shaw, Elizabeth Mitchell and Michell's Transport chief executive John Mitchell. Credit: Bob Garnant

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