South East Asian Livestock Services (SEALS)
Yarra Corp took a controlling stake in the company in late 2017 providing new capital and organic growth opportunities in the growing Asian markets. There is increasing demand in China, as consumers seek healthier sources of protein and healthy options amidst food safety concerns. SEALS supplies live cattle to Yarra Corp's abattoir in Shandong, China, creating a robust and vertically integrated supply chain that meets stringent standards.
Founded in 1996, SEALS has over the last decade supplied more than 500,000 heads of cattle to the South East Asian market, building a successful business relationship amongst importers. Helmed by a large team of people passionate about livestock, our team works tirelessly to source the best selection of cattle. SEALS strives to offer a unique service not only to its clients but also to its valued producers of livestock within Australia.
More recently, SEALS has grown rapidly in various Asian markets, becoming a preferred supplier to clients who value quality and long-term relationships. This is because our team of experts are able to provide customers with the right knowledge and professional service across all cattle types (feeder, slaughter, breeders) for all facilities (feedlot, abattoir, farm).
SEALS has a number of vessels on permanent charter with the capacity to handle continuous shipments of breeder, feeder, and slaughter cattle departing from various ports across Australia including, Townsville, Darwin, Fremantle and Portland.
SEALS offers elite, individually tailored solutions to its customers supply needs including: Feeder, Slaughter, Diary, Breeding cattle as well as sheep and goats via air and sea freight. With professionals strategically and physically located throughout its operations domestically and internationally, it can easily facilitate all aspects of the trade.
As part of our commitment to the highest animal welfare outcomes possible, SEALS has a group of ESCAS (Export Supply Chain Assurance System) specialist consultants to ensure compliance to the ESCAS requirements and to maintain a high level of animal welfare performance always. ESCAS is the system developed by Australian exporters and the Australian Government to ensure all livestock exported from Australia are treated well, from the journey abroad to arrival in-country and all the way to slaughter.
We provide assistance, service, and training to clients across all aspects of livestock production – from ‘conception to consumption’ to enforce positive animal welfare by:
- Ensuring all livestock are retained within SEALS’ approved supply chains.
- Maintaining the traceability of all livestock within the supply chain.
- Having all facilities within SEALS’ supply chains audited by independent auditors.
Ultimately, animal welfare is beneficial to all, from the cattle producer to the retail consumer.