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Procurement

Overview & Specifications

 

Prime Cattle 

The strategic direction of the Australian Country Choice livestock supply chain is to develop 
and maintain a transparent and sustainable livestock supply chain with traceability and integrity. 
The program seeks to identify and establish key supplier alliances direct with Beef producers 
across the Coles northern footprint on the eastern seaboard of Australia. 

The current ACC livestock procurement strategy adopts the principles of the I.M.O 
Livestock Supply System where; 

Inner Circle - Dedicated Producer (ACC) 
For the northern supply chain this role is undertaken by ACC's own operations 
and provides around 65% of the prime yearling cattle requirements

Middle Circle - Alliance Producer 
Identified producers who have shown committment to supply and comply with all prescribed 
specifications and standards. These include Producers and Lotfeeders who have forward 
negotiated supply agreements with Coles Supermarkets through the ACC supply chain

Outer Circle - Market Producer 
Purchase of livestock at current spot market prices direct from producers and lotfeeders or markets

 

Carcase Assessment 

 

Background (grower) cattle

The ACC property group procure around 100,000 weaner and feeder cattle per annum.  

The weaner cattle are sourced from producers and herds in NSW and Queensland to go on to
our owned, managed and contract backgrounding operations to grow out and provide an unbroken 
supply chain through to our feedlots. We welcome the opportunity to work directly with producers 
and or their agents to develop sustainable and rewarding supply chain opportunities.

 

Feeder cattle 

The ACC feedlot group purchases over 60,000 head of cattle for direct entry into one of our 
owned or contracted feedlots. We welcome the opportunity to work directly with producers and 
or their agents to develop sustainable and rewarding supply chain opportunities.

 

For all enquiries, please contact the people below:

 

Slaughtering

David Winter
Manager Livestock Logistics - Cannon Hill 
Phone: 07 3902 4141 
Mobile: 0438 630 801 
Email: dwinter@accbeef.net.au

 

Breeding, Backgrounding & Feeding

Damian Barsby 
Manager Livestock - Agribusiness
Phone: 07 4622 4560
Mobile: 0419 725 571
Email: dbarsby@accbeef.net.au