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Bungowannah Piggery

Bungowannah Piggery

Location: Riverina Highway, Bungowannah NSW
Owned by: Rivalea

Status: Open and operating
Phone: (02) 6033 8349

Bungowannah is a small-medium piggery situated on the outskirts of Albury NSW, owned by Rivalea Australia, with industry-standard farrowing crates and sow stalls.

Many dead piglets were found; a significant number of those deaths were caused by overlay, where the sow lies on top of and crushes the piglet due to the confines of the farrowing crate.

Sows were found with pressure wounds and various conditions on their teats; one sow's teat had been torn completely open. Other sows were covered in flies.

Rivalea decided 7 years ago to get rid of all of their sow stalls, yet clearly they have not done so.

Bungowannah Piggery was the fourth 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


  • 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


  • 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

Further information about this facility may be available on the Aussie Farms Repository: Bungowannah Piggery

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