Mort & Co has taken control of the feeding and welfare of its cattle through its subsidiary, Mort & Co Lot Feeders Pty Ltd operating a number of strategically located feedlots which allows for consistent cattle turnover, superior cattle performance and reduced overhead costs. Mort & Co also engages other select external feedlots to supplement its cattle turnover requirements.
Mort & Co's feedlot properties also contain broad acre farming country which is utilised to dispose feedlot manure and effluent and provide fodder for the feedlots or other commercial cropping programs.
Located near Dalby in southern Queensland, Grassdale Station comprises 5,615 hectares of which 2,600 hectares are cultivated. The building of the Grassdale feedlot was completed in 2007 and is currently the only large scale feedlot to be built in Australia in the last decade. Grassdale feedlot is currently developed to 42,335 SCU and utilises state of the art feed milling and cattle handling facilities.
Pinegrove is a 2,241 hectare property located near Millmerran in southern Queensland. The property houses a 15,000 SPU farrow to finish minimum disease piggery, and a 6,100 SCU feedlot (total license 21,100 SCU) plus approximately 700 hectares dry land and irrigated cropping country.
Gunnee Station is a 1,607 hectare property located near Delungra in New South Wales. The property has approximately 1000 hectares suitable for cropping, and the remainder is grazing country. The Gunnee feedlot has a current capacity of 10,000 cattle. The Gunnee feedlot is operated by a joint venture between Mort & Co and Sundown Pastoral Co. Pty Ltd.