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Wellard sponsors MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone

March 18, 2016

Wellard is pleased to announce a sponsorship agreement with World Championship MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone for the 2016 season.

“Motorsport is very popular in Australia especially amongst rural areas as every farmer has a motorbike and a daughter or son who rides on it,” said Wellard CEO Mauro Balzarini.

“So as part of the sponsorship agreement Wellard’s logo will be flying down the straight at Phillip Island at 350 kilometres an hour on a MotoGP Works Ducati. 

“Andrea is one of the fastest riders in the world and he rides an official Ducati factory bike so he is a contender for the world title. This year he has the advantage that another great Australian talent and NSW cattle farmer, Casey Stoner, will help developing his bike as test rider.”

The Championship kicks off in Qatar on this weekend.

Media

Cameron Morse

Phone: + 61 8 9485 8888

Mobile: +61 (0) 433 886 871

Picture: Wellard sponsored Ducati MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone celebrates the sponsorship with Wellard Dairy and Breeding General Manager Colin Webb

Background – Wellard

Wellard is Australia’s largest cattle exporter and a vertically integrated agribusiness.

Wellard has supplied quality dairy and beef cattle and sheep and goats to the world for more than 30 years. Based in Fremantle, Western Australia, the company’s operations spans the world and cover every aspect of the livestock export chain, including livestock selection and aggregation, pre export quarantine facilities, feed milling and a modern fleet of specialised “floating farm” livestock carriers.

Wellard is also involved in meat trading and owns and operate a modern abattoir in Western Australia, Beaufort River Meats, which processes up to 2500 sheep and lambs a day, enabling Wellard to meet customer demand for both livestock and chilled meat.

Its expansion plans include a JV agreement with Fulida Group for the development of modern feedlots and abattoir in China to serve the growing meat market in that country.

Visit www.wellard.com.au