$50m price tag for Churchill

$50m price tag for Churchill


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For sale: Churchill Abattoir

For sale: Churchill Abattoir

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The Churchill Abattoir which closed its doors in September last year after its’ biggest retailing client Woolworths cut ties, has been placed on the market. 

Owned by Barry Moule and Simon Hall of Sunny Queen Eggs, the facility is capable of processing 500 head of cattle a day.

Managing director and CEO, Mr Moule, said at the time of closure on September 28, the abattoir it would be mothballed until potential investors were found. 

Selling agent Mark Harrison, Queensland Water Brokers, confirmed on Monday, Churchill Abattoir is listed at $50 million. 

The sale Includes 102.8 hectares (254 acres) of freehold land, operational plant and equipment, boning room capable of 500 head/day, and a modern cold room of 500 tonne/500 pallet capacity. 

“It offers large scale beef producers looking to market their branded beef an affordable entry into the Australian beef market,” Mr Harrison said.

“Since we listed the abattoir for sale last Thursday it has created interest from both the domestic and international interests.

“The property also holds appeal as ‘a land bank for future residential development’.” 

It offers large scale beef producers looking to market their branded beef an affordable entry into the Australian beef market - Selling agent Mark Harrison

Mr Moule said the sale of Churchill Abattoir situated in the south east corner of Queensland offers investors an affordable entry into the Australian Beef Industry. 

“It has readily accessible to cattle markets, has a local well trained workforce, and is currently certified as a domestic abattoir,” Mr Moule said. 

“Export Certification will enhance the existing operation, and Churchill has undertaken the Gap Analysis to transition to export, and these costings are available to potential investors.” 

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