Harvey Beef celebrates a century of processing

Nicolette BarbasBunbury Herald
Greg Harvey, Professor Temple Grandin, Nicola Forrest and Alannah MacTiernan celebrate 100 years of Harvey Beef.
Camera IconGreg Harvey, Professor Temple Grandin, Nicola Forrest and Alannah MacTiernan celebrate 100 years of Harvey Beef. Credit: Nicolette Barbas

This year marks a century since the West Australian family-owned business, Harvey Beef was first established back in 1919, and to celebrate, an event was held at Kings Park last week.

Proudly owned by a sixth generation WA farming family, Harvey Beef works in partnership with a community of hand-picked local farmers who share the same commitment to sustainability, animal welfare and exceptional produce.

In 2014, the Forrests' Minderoo Group founders bought Harvey Beef, returning a local business to WA hands.

In the five years since, Harvey Beef has gone through a major transformation to firmly establish itself as the State's premier beef producer.

Nicola Forrest spoke on behalf of the Mindaroo Foundation about how proud she was to be a part of such an outstanding celebration.

“In the five years the Mindaroo Foundation have had Harvey Beef there has been a huge drive within the organisation to bring it up to where it is, and it’s thanks to all of the people here tonight,” she said.

“Harvey Beef is the prime meat processor in Western Australia, and that’s not just because of the long history we have, it’s actually because of the producers that we work with and the customers that we sell to that drive us to continually improve what we are doing. I want to thank everyone for helping us get to this 100 year mark.”

Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan also congratulated the company on continually reinventing itself.

“The idea of a company sustaining itself for 100 years is really quite incredible, and for a company that came from small rural origins to do that is particularly remarkable,” Ms MacTiernan said.

“There is no doubt that since we have had a sixth generation family buy into this impressive institution it has really reinvigorated and re-envisioned the role of Harvey Beef and premium food and the processing of its very special meat.”

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