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Wellard Teams Outperforming the Competition at the International Six Day Enduro

October 4, 2013

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 Wellard Rural Exports (Wellard) is proud to be sponsoring four teams currently competing in the International Six Day Enduro (ISDE) in Sardinia, Italy. 

Described as the Olympics of offroad motorcycle racing, the ISDE attracts more than five hundred riders from thirty-two countries each year. 

At the end of the fourth day of competition, Wellard sponsored rider Ryan Sipes is leading in the C2 category while the Wellard team is now sitting comfortably in second place in the Club Team Award category. 

Sipes, who is competing in his first ISDE, is performing exceptionally well in the highly competitive event. Experienced riders Jimmy Jarrett and Nicholas Fahringer make up the rest of the Wellard team alongside Sipes. 

Wellard Chairman, Mauro Balzarini said Wellard is delighted to see the Club Team riding so well and is looking forward to the reaming two days of the competition. 

In the most prestigious racing category at the ISDE, the Trophy Award, the Wellard USA AMA Team is currently placed second. 

“Wellard prides itself on its philosophy of passion, commitment and the courage to innovate. We are so happy to witness a group of such talented riders performing so well and wish them the best of luck for the final days of competition,” Mr Balzarini said. 

Wellard has been sponsoring the ISDE event since 2006 with great success. In last year’s event, held in the Saxony region in Germany, the Wellard-supported junior riders, who were all under 23 years of age, consistently turned in some of the fastest times for the event and were rewarded with third outright for their efforts. 

Wellard Rural Exports is the world’s biggest livestock exporter. In the United States it exports and ships dairy and beef cattle to a number of emerging markets rebuilding their cattle herds. The cattle are transported on purpose-built, state of the art livestock carriers with superior feed, water and ventilation systems, and are cared for by experienced stockmen and stockwomen and a dedicated on-board crew. 

 

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Team Wellard getting ready to ride on Day One of the ISDE 

For further information please contact:

Cameron Morse

Phone: + 61 8 9485 8888
Mobile: +61 433 886 871
Website: www.wellard.com.au

Background – Wellard Rural and Trading

Wellard is a world leader in the production and distribution of livestock and grain. 

Its two largest subsidiaries are Wellard Rural Exports, Australia’s largest livestock exporter and ship owner, and Wellard Agri, a large mixed farming land owner and operator specialising in the production of grains, legumes and livestock. 

Wellard Rural Exports has supplied quality dairy and beef cattle and sheep and goats to the world for more than 30 years, its investment in the live export industry is without peer. Based in Fremantle, Western Australia, the company’s operations cover every aspect of the export chain, including feed milling, livestock aggregation, road transport, feedlot facilities throughout Australia and modern shipping. 

The company’s flagship carrier, the MV Ocean Drover (formerly the MV Becrux), is a purpose-built livestock carrier capable of carrying 75,000 sheep or 18,000 cattle to major markets around the globe. She was commissioned in 2002. 

Two new, technologically advanced, purpose-built vessels, the MV Ocean Swagman and the MV Ocean Outback, were launched in 2010. They offer unparalleled levels of safety for the livestock, crew and vessel, and can transport 7000 cattle, 25,000 sheep, or a combination of both. 

Wellard Agri owns and operates eight farms covering 33,000 hectares across three agri-hubs. The two northern hubs are located at Dongara and Watheroo in Western Australia’s central midlands and one is located at Kojonup in the Great Southern region of WA. 

The Dongara hub is home to The Grange, a 14,500 hectare property which is considered one of Western Australia’s blue chip farming properties.

The remaining landholding totals more than 18,000 hectares, of which 14,000 hectares is cropped to a variety of grains and legumes. The other 4000ha is devoted to sheep production, including the famous Hyfield Poll Merino stud at Kojonup. In addition, Wellard leases an additional 14,500ha for livestock and grain production. 

Wellard Agri also has operations in the farm machinery sector, through management of the CLAAS Harvest Centres at Katanning and Esperance for the Landpower range of farm machinery. 

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