LSS has a strong infrastructure base including transport, shipping and pre-export quarantine facilities for preparation and acclimatisation of livestock for export. In addition to its extensive live export operations, LSS also owns and operates abattoirs for the processing of chilled or frozen meat for export to overseas markets.
LSS’ high-quality cattle, sheep and camels are sourced from locations throughout Australia. In the past 5 years alone, LSS has exported over 3.3 million sheep and 500,000 head of cattle to overseas markets.
Our livestock are procured through a rigorous selection process, and assessed by our skilled staff to ensure they meet all quality, health and fitness standards prior to selection for export overseas. Our highly-trained team of buyers, feedlot staff, stockmen, and veterinarians ensure our animals remain fit and free of illness at every stage of the export process, ensuring delivery of top-quality livestock every time.
LSS is committed to ensuring high standards of animal care and welfare are maintained at all stages of the live export process. We care for our livestock and recognise that it is in the commercial interests of LSS and its customers to ensure healthy livestock are delivered to their final destination.
Compliance with Industry Regulations
LSS operates within the Australian Government’s regulatory framework which governs the export of livestock, and works hard to ensure it meets all requirements and regulations at each stage of the export process.
In adherence with the Australian Standards for Export of Livestock (ASEL), LSS ensures it meets, or exceeds, the regulatory standards for the sourcing of export livestock; management of livestock in registered premises; as well as their loading onto vessels and management whilst on board.
As a leader in our field, LSS is keenly aware that our responsibility to demonstrate industry best practice extends across the length and breadth of our supply chains. LSS is committed to supporting the fundamental principles of the Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS) – animal welfare; control; traceability; reporting and independent auditing – and works closely with its customers, as well as government and industry stakeholders, to ensure continuous improvement in livestock handling, transportation and slaughter practices around the world.
World Class Shipping Vessels
All ships used by LSS are equipped with the latest in livestock supply facilities, including modern feeding, watering and ventilation systems. LSS is continually working to improve its operations and approach to animal care through investment in new technology to ensure they meet or exceed national and international standards.
In addition to a team of independently accredited LSS stockmen trained in animal husbandry, an Australian Government accredited third-party veterinarian is on-board all LSS long-haul consignments to monitor the health and condition of livestock throughout their journey, report daily to LSS and the Australian Government and ensure desired animal welfare outcomes are achieved.
LSS’ commitment to humane treatment of its livestock does not stop the moment they are unloaded from its transport vessels. LSS understands that the way to achieve optimal animal welfare and economic outcomes is to have a strong post-delivery service to ensure animals are managed appropriately and best-practice standards are consistently achieved. For a number of years now, LSS has been providing post-delivery services to clients in Jordan, Libya, Qatar, UAE, Kuwait, Russia, Kazakhstan, Palestine, Egypt and Turkey.
LSS assists its customers with feedlot infrastructure projects and improvement in skills development and training to ensure its customers remain leaders in the post-arrival quality animal welfare field. LSS fosters continuous improvement of the current quality assurance system for food safety and meat hygiene, assisting its customers by facilitating workshops and training from Meat and Livestock Australia feedlot or abattoir specialists.
With help from its in-house consulting and development team, LSS has experienced measurably improved results in all end markets and, by contributing its knowledge and expertise, is helping to improve animal handling practices overseas.
Pre-export Quarantine Facilities
LSS has large sheep and cattle pre-export quarantine facilities owned and operated in both Eastern Australia and Western Australia, providing flexibility for supply as season and price dictates in order to achieve the best outcome for its customers.
Amberley Pre-export Quarantine Facility
Situated in the southern region of WA with 100,000 sheep holding capacity.
Serpentine-Jarrahdale Holding Yards
Situated near Perth southern area with 5,000 cattle holding capacity.
Narrogin Beef Pre-export Quarantine Facility
Situated in southern region of WA with holding capacity of 10,000 cattle.
Lime Rock Pre-export Quarantine Facility
Situated in SA with holding capacity of 16,000 cattle.
Two Wells Assembley Depot
Situated in SA with 80,000 sheep holding capacity
Hillside Abattoir, Narrogin, Western Australia
Hillside Abattoir, operating as Hillside Meat Processors Pty Ltd, started processing lambs and mutton on the 4th of October 2012, and although it is not yet operating at full capacity, numbers processed average 1,300 per day.
Hillside Abattoir is fully registered for the production of Meat Standards Australia (MSA) lamb. MSA is a tenderness guaranteed program for beef and sheepmeat, based on extensive meat science research, and guarantees that all sheepmeat has met strict criteria to ensure it meets consumer expectations for eating quality; tenderness, juiciness and flavor, and is labeled according to recommended cooking method.
The entire production of Hillside Meat processers is currently shipped, chilled daily by airfreight in containers to customers across the Middle East and North Africa region.