“Argyle Pastoral” is a family farming business est 1938. “Argyle Pastoral” farming operations are located in the fertile South West Slopes of NSW, near the town of Harden. Argyle operates three wholly owned and integrated businesses. The business is run by Lachlan and Bryce Graham with the support of an experienced management team. Argyle Pastoral operates a large scale mixed farming enterprise on the fertile South West Slopes of New South Wales, with a historic Angus stud and commercial breeding and fattening herd. The cattle run on the Argyle Pastoral property are from one of the oldest genetic lines of Angus in Australia. The high standard approach that the Graham family have taken to producing cattle and sheep has resulted in the numerous awards including:
(i) overall excellence in Marbling for Certified Australian Angus Beef;
(ii) Australian Farmer of the year 2013; and
(iii) Australian Food Industry Gold Medal 2016.
Argyle Processing, located in Nowra on the South Coast of New South Wales, secures the highest industry certifications and utilises the latest packaging technology to provide portioning, packaging, further processing, branding and value-adding for both food service and retailers. The plant processes all red meat products for the domestic market as well as for Argyle export, with access to 160 countries globally, and provides a wide range of packaging solutions. Argyle’s focus on innovation has allowed it to build strong relationships with key customers in Australia and Asia and to support the rapid growth rate of the company. A collaborative innovation strategic partnership (CISP) with Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) will allow Argyle to be at the forefront of food and consumer trends and launch new products into global markets. Argyle’s products are currently sold in 800+ retail stores in Australia and, via Argyle Export based in Hong Kong, to 1,200+ stores in Asia; Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, Taiwan, China, Cambodia and Korea. Export demand for its meat products is growing rapidly with expansion into mainland China since March 2017
Argyle is one of the fastest growing retail consumer brands in Australia and Asia, with a branded presence in over 2,000 retail outlets. The capital will be used to fully vertically integrate the business from genetics, breeding, fattening, processing through to sales marketing and distribution. This will allow the Argyle Business to respond to increasing demand from Australian and international customers for natural, hormone free, grass fed meat products.
The Graham family have sought investment to integrate, expand and strengthen the Argyle Business Dah Chong Hong Holdings (stock code: 1828.HK) is an integrated trading and distribution company operating in Asia, supported by an extensive logistics network. DCH is a leading distributor and dealer of motor vehicles in Greater China as well as a provider of a full range of associated services. DCH’s consumer products business comprises the manufacture, retail and distribution of food as well as the distribution of FMCG products, healthcare and electrical appliances. With more than 68 years of experience, DCH is dedicated to helping companies bring quality products to consumers across Asia, in markets including China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines and Brunei. DCH is the preferred partners of over 1,000 brands from more than 30 countries and offers a full range of value-added solutions from positioning and marketing to wholesale, retail, after-sales support. A subsidiary of China’s largest conglomerate CITIC Limited (stock code: 0267.HK), DCH employs over 17,000 staff across the region