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Huntly Piggery

Huntly Piggery

Location: Bendigo-Tennyson Road, Huntly North VIC
Owned by: Rivalea Australia
Status: Open and operating
Phone: (03) 5448 8422

Huntly Piggery is a large, multi-module pig farm at Huntly, north of Bendigo VIC. Footage and photographs were obtained within unit/module 3.

The piggery has a security patrol and locked doors to stop activists getting photos.

The material depicts industry-standard farrowing crates, with sows confined to small metal cages. A number of dead piglets were found, some likely killed by overlay (where the sow accidentally lies on top of them due to her immobility within the cage). One dead piglet was found with a small hole in his belly through which some of his insides had been pulled out, and his eye had been gouged out.

Huntly Piggery was the third to be exposed as part of Aussie Farms' response to the pig industry's self-declared "National Bacon Week" 2014.

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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