2016 Port Augusta Outstanding Business Awards – Winner
Saltbush Livestock won the “Most Outstanding Business”, the “Most Innovative Business” and the “Best Medium Business” category awards in the 2016 Beyond Bank Port Augusta Business Awards. Jamie McTaggart (pictured) received the awards on the night. Jamie said it was a humbling experience to receive such acknowledgement and was a rewarding experience after many years of hard work to establish a domestic and international premium lamb market for South Australian saltbush lambs.
Australian Certified Organic Annual Awards & Delicious Awards, South Australian Food Industry Awards
Bultarra Australian Saltbush Lamb had a big year in 2015 making the national finals of the Delicious Awards, South Australian Food Industry Awards and the Australian Certified Organic Annual Awards.
After long hours and hard work for many years, it is wonderful to receive this sort of recognition from our national food industry peers. Here are a few highlights and acknowledgements.
2015 South Australian Regional Awards: Premium Food and Wine from our Clean Environment
Bultarra Australian Saltbush Lamb was recognised in 2015 by the SA Regional Awards committee for outstanding achievements and significant contributions in regional far North South Australia for producing and exporting premium Saltbush Lamb. The awards night was a lot of fun and we came home with some beautiful trophies. A very big thank you to Brand South Australia for a well coordinated event.
Top 10 fastest growing South Australian companies for 2015
Saltbush Livestock’s significant growth (since commencing operations in 2006) was acknowledged earlier this year by the South Australian Government’s Brand SA’s Fast Movers initiative. Saltbush Livestock made the Top 10 fastest growing South Australian companies for 2015.
2016 South Australian Food Industry Awards
Bultarra Australian Saltbush Lamb scooped the pool at the recent 2016 South Australian Food Industry Awards taking out the Primary Industries and Regions South Australia Regional Producer Award and the VISY Export Award (15FTE or less).
Pictured is Josh Romanowicz (VISY) presenting the Export Award to Jamie McTaggart (Director) and Greg Bailey (Manager, Operations). To top off the Awards night, Bultarra Australian Saltbush Lamb was featured on the menu with over 700 guests enjoying superbly prepared and presented Bultarra Australian Saltbush Lamb Cutlets.
When receiving the Awards, Jamie said the acknowledgement was a humbling experience after many years of hard work to establish the internationally recognised premium South Australian Lamb brand.
2017 South Australian Food Industry Awards - Category winner!
In 2017, Saltbush Livestock was nominated in the Primary Producer >15FTE category of the South Australian Food Industry Awards. This category was of particular significance for Principal Director, Jamie McTaggart given his long commitment to both the North & Western Pastoral region of South Australia and to the development of the Dorper sheep breed.
Jamie has lived and breathed the life of a pastoralist in the surrounding regions near Port Augusta for much of his life. He has also participated as a Board Member and later the Chairperson of the National Dorper Sheep Society for several years.
Jamie was one of the first South Australian Pastoralists back in 2002 to introduce and develop the Dorper sheep breed for commercial production with a view to promote a 100% South Australian premium branded lamb carcass with a traceable paddock to plate story.
Despite coming up against some very worthy competition, Jamie was appointed the winner of the 2017 South Australian Food Industry Awards “Primary Producer of the Year >15FTE” category. Jamie described the experience as very humbling and acknowledged his family and Saltbush Livestock team who have supported him over this long journey. Congratulations boss!