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Balpool Station Piggery

Balpool Station Piggery

Location: Balpool Road, Niemur NSW
Owned by: Rivalea Australia
Status: Open and operating
Phone: (02) 6033 8349

Balpool Station Piggery, owned by Rivalea Australia, is located in a remote region of western NSW, between Swan Hill and Deniliquin. It is one of the largest piggeries in NSW, spread over 6 modules from farrow to finish or "birth to bacon", as stated on site documents.

Footage was obtained in early 2014 inside the farrowing crate sheds of the breeding module. Aside from the usual issues of prolonged confinement in small cages on hard metal floors, and the surgical mutilation of piglets without pain relief, multiple dead piglets and injured sows were found. One sow in particular was suffering from a large, deformed prolapse.

These are the same conditions and issues found at dozens of piggeries around the country; industry standard Australian pig farming.

Business Details

  • Rivalea (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • ACN: 004 892 835
  • ABN: 53 004 892 835
  • Phone: (02) 6033 8333
  • Registered in: New South Wales
  • Registration Date: 6/07/1971
  • Organisation is currently registered, limited by shares and a proprietary company
  • Principal Place of Business: Corowa Piggery, Redlands Road, Corowa NSW 2646
  • Postal address: PO Box 78, Corowa NSW 2646

Directors:

  • Kong King Tan
    • Lives in Singapore
    • Born in Malaysia, 26/10/1950
    • Appointed 23/10/2001
  • Derek Kheng Beng Cheong
    • Lives in Singapore
    • Born in Singapore, 28/05/1954
    • Appointed 23/10/2001
  • Rodney Michael Williams
    • Lives in Corowa NSW
    • Born in Sydney NSW, 31/07/1955
    • Appointed 23/10/2001
  • Teh Chuen Tarn
    • Lives in Singapore NSW
    • Born in Singapore, 3/02/1960
    • Appointed 19/12/2001
  • Michael Darren Hewat
    • Lives in Wodonga VIC
    • Born in Melbourne VIC, 8/06/1965
    • Appointed 1/04/2014

Secretary

  • Rodney Michael Williams
    • Lives in Corowa NSW
    • Born in Sydney NSW, 31/07/1955
    • Appointed 16/10/2000

Ultimate Holding Company

  • Hamsdale Australia Pty Ltd
    • ABN 097 393 112
    • ACN 37097393112

Share Structure

  • Number of shares: 350000
  • Shareholders:
    • Hamsdale Australia Pty Ltd
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