Potential Abattoir Location(s)
Grant Agri would work closely with respective religious and commercial partners to determine the most suitable location for a Kosher abattoir.
A location in SE Asia is recommended due to a number of factors;
- Proximity to Australia. A location within 10-12 hours flying time would be recommended to ensure animal welfare and reduce risk of mortalities;
- Greater access to, and lower costs associated with, labour;
- Average lower operational costs related to processing;
- Reduced “red-tape” and bureaucracy;
- Access to international shipping centres and freight hubs;
- Potential to remain discreet, and undisturbed from western media and/or animal rights activists against non-stun slaughter operations, and;
- Potential access to financial and operational incentives related to developing nations.
Benefits of SE Asian Processing.
- Purpose built supply chain to satisfy Kosher requirements.
- Single purpose “Kosher” abattoir.
- Access to “Australian Lamb” under a quality assurance program.
- Access to the entire carcass, and permitted organs, or edible offals.
- Specific purpose abattoir ensures no contamination from additional use, or other secular processing.
- Construction in SE Asian location reduces bureaucracy associated with Industrial Relations and Environment regulations.
- Lower overall operating costs.
- Ability to operate unabated and discreetly.
Colin has over 25 years’ experience in agriculture and finance, having developed international projects related to Food Security in Africa, the Indian Ocean Rim and the Asia Pacific Region.
A professional director, Colin has held numerous posts in both private and public companies, including as a former Vice President of the Macquarie Rural Advisory Service, Australian Federal Department of Agricultural, Fisheries and Forestry, a founding director of the Food Security Development Centre in Mauritius and was a founding director of Vita Grain a hybrid rice seed technology group with operations in Bangladesh and Mauritius.
Colin is the current Group Chairman of Grant Agri Group and is a Project Director of Koagro. Grant Agri operate a closed loop Halal beef supply chain in Malaysia, exporting live cattle from Australia to Malaysia and processing for direct domestic Halal certified meat sales.
Greg Miller is one of the most respected businessmen and logistics experts in the SE Asian & Pacific Region.
The current CEO of Toll Logistics NZ Greg has lead international freight and logistics operations for commercial and NGO based clients for over 25 years. Greg has specialist knowledge of Coldstore operations and development, having constructed numerous facilities globally, and enormous expertise in food logistics particularly in developing economies. Additionally, Greg has been at the forefront of technologies related to education, logistics and systems management. He is the co-founder of Hikka technologies and developed Toll’s international online logistics management and tracking systems.
Greg is of New Zealand Maori ancestry, a powerful thinker that has worked passionately and relentlessly for the advancement Maori culture and commerce. He has held past director positions with the Tainui confederation and Kingitanga, representing the interests of the current Maori King Tuheitia Paki.
Allan Campbell is an experienced businessman with a long track record in developing international projects. He is a qualified lawyer who has specialized in corporate and securities laws, investment banking and mergers and acquisitions.
Allan was the previous Chairman of AJ Lucas Group and Australian listed drilling, pipeline, E&P, gas and construction group, and has held senior executive positions with Hoare Govett Security London, as head of the mergers and acquisitions group Europe, HSBC Group as Director Investment Bank, Wardley Australia, and Mallesons (formerly Stephen Jacques & Stephen) as solicitor partner.
Grant Agri is a unique agribusiness group that develops commodity supply chains specifically for nations that are long term and culturally compliant.
As such it has the ability to work flexibly with governments, buyers and or investors.
Grant Agri provides enormous enterprise knowledge and skills in the livestock industry, having developed national programs in Australia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Vietnam and China. It particularly has expertise in focusing on solutions in the Asia Pacific Rim.
Importantly, Grant Agri is a licensed Australian Livestock Exporter and has the capacity to supply consistent and quality lamb to the Israel market.
Grant Agri have developed integrated agricultural commodity solutions across many countries over many years, and this project is an extension of that capacity.
Grant Agri is able to provide detailed planning for the development and implementation of a kosher abattoir and processing operation. It has developed systems and infrastructure in Malaysia and currently work with the leading abattoir designers and equipment suppliers in Australia, the USA and New Zealand.
Where to from here ?
It is important to understand the key expectations of all partners, including;
- Religious & Cultural Expectations
- Specific product parameters
- Product Volume
- Off-Take arrangements
- Economic & Financial expectations
To proceed in developing this opportunity a basic pathway is outlined as follows;
Phase 1 – Heads of Agreement
An understanding between all the parties outlining the expectations and parameters of the project. An initial development budget to be agreed.
Phase 2 – Processing Country Research & Selection.
This is will require specific market and country research. Further, Government approvals will be required for respective export/import requirements.
Phase 3 – Operations and Financial Plan
Development of a project and financial plan.
Phase 4 – Investment/Execution of off-take agreements/Facility Design
Phase 5 – Construction of relevant export/processing facilities.
Phase 6 – Completion of ESCAS audit and Approved Arrangement for commencement of operations.
This document has been developed as a precursor to more formal discussions and to guide negotiations.
- Colin Grant
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