MORT & CO
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Mort & Co was re-established in 1997 by Charlie Mort following the earlier registration of the company by his relative, Thomas Sutcliffe Mort, in 1843. Since its relaunch, Mort & Co has grown to become one of the largest and most experienced managers of lot fed cattle in Australia.
Operating an integrated vertical supply chain model, Mort & Co produces quality Australian beef through the careful control of each aspect of the business, which includes cattle procurement, backgrounding, transportation, farming, lot feeding, beef processing and marketing.
Currently, Mort & Co owns two feedlots: Grassdale (Dalby) and Pinegrove (Millmerran). With a combined capacity of 90,000hd, the business turns over in excess of 215,000 cattle annually.
In addition to feedlot operations, Mort & Co has developed aligned and complementary businesses including:
Phoenix Beef– with a view to exporting premium Australian beef to the world, Mort & Co launched its Phoenix Beef range in 2015. Now comprised of three award-winning and internationally recognised brands, Phoenix Beef is exported to over 20 countries globally.
Grassdale Farms – 3400ha of dryland & irrigated farmland used, where possible, to underpin feed requirements.
Mort & Co Stockfeeds – in July 2021, Mort & Co acquired the site of New South Wales stockfeeds business, Guyra Milling. The mill has a capacity of 20,000 tonnes per annum and currently supplies pellets in 20kg, 500kg, 1000kg bulk bags and bulk.
Mort & Co Transport – to facilitate transportation of cattle, liquid feed and commodities, Mort & Co took ownership of the leading regional haulage company, Farmhaul, in 2021. Now Mort & Co Transport, the fleet of 37 trucks guarantees consistency for all Mort & Co operational logistics.
Mort & Co Service Centre – to support the servicing requirements of Mort & Co Transport, Pittstop was integrated into the Mort & Co business group in 2022. Now Mort & Co Service Centre, the facility specialises in heavy vehicle fit outs and mechanics, operating out of Pittsworth on Queensland's Darling Downs.
Grassdale Fertilisers – with manure generated at Mort & Co feedlots surplus to farming needs, Grassdale Fertilisers was established to repurpose an abundant resource. The business now produces Australian first, organic granulated fertiliser products from its plant at Grassdale Feedlot.
Employing 250+ dedicated team members, Mort & Co has been built on fostering strong relationships with beef producers, processors and global distributors.