Export excellence recognised
JONDARYAN-based beef brand, Stockyard, has been recognised for outstanding export success and contribution to the state's economic activity, receiving the Agribusiness Award at the Premier of Queensland's Export Awards last week.
Stockyard managing director Lachie Hart said the recognition was testament to Stockyard's determination to succeed on an international scale.
"We are extremely proud to receive this award that recognises both our commitment to highlighting Australian produce on an international stage and the care we take to produce exceptional beef,” Mr Hart said.
"The reputation of Australian beef, particularly in Asian markets, is exceptionally high and we are very honoured to be recognised for our position at the forefront of this very competitive market.
"We have had strong ties to Japan and South East Asian countries since the 1970s, which has been significantly boosted since the free trade agreement with Japan was signed in early 2015.”
The award is Stockyard's 49th and follows a string of recent accolades, which Mr Hart fsaid were driven by the commitment and hard work of all Stockyard employees.
"The success of our company wouldn't be possible without the dedication our team demonstrates through all levels of our supply chain and we are extremely thankful for their ongoing passion and devotion,” he said.
The Premier of Queensland's Export Awards recognise businesses across 16 categories and highlights their contribution to Queensland's $47 billion export industry.
Family owned and operated since 1957 and based in Queensland's Darling Downs, Stockyard is Australia's most awarded beef brand.
Stockyard specialises in the production of grain fed beef, particularly high quality angus and wagyu varieties distributed throughout Australia and 15 countries worldwide.