Ridley Corporation began operating in 1987 and was incorporated and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange that same year.
Ridley Corporation began operating in 1987 and was incorporated and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (then called the Australian Stock Exchange) that same year.
In 1990, Ridley purchased Barastoc Stockfeeds, an Australian pioneer in the field of steam pelleting technology and prominent stockfeed manufacturer, with origins dating back to 1938.
Our need to grow and expand to become Australia’s leading provider of high performance animal nutrition solutions saw us undertake a series of strategic acquisitions. This began with Cheetham Salt Limited in 1992, and over the next decade we would acquire or form multiple ventures with Defiance Milling, Cobber Dog Food, Farmstock Stockfeed, Moloney’s Stockfeed, Primestock, and Maffra Stockfeed. This consolidated our leading position in the feed industry market.
In 2011, Ridley acquired Camilleri Stockfeeds Pty Ltd, a poultry and fish rendering business in Maroota, NSW. Rendering is a process that converts raw animal tissue into various protein, fat, and mineral products. These comprise rich granular-type meals and liquid fats with specific nutritional components that are then used in the production of pet food and animal and aquaculture feeds.
In 2013, Ridley acquired the Laverton business of BPL, Victoria’s largest red meat and poultry renderer, marking our entry into the Victorian rendering sector. This was part of our strategy to secure the supply chain for key raw materials and ingredients that are essential in providing nutrition for livestock.
Ridley launched the CSF Proteins branding in 2013, incorporating the Laverton and Maroota rendering businesses plus the recently acquired tuna meal importing business Bartlett Grain – all proven, long-term quality providers of animal protein products to domestic and international markets.
Also in 2013, Ridley purchased the Palastart business incorporating an innovative range of milk replacers and specialty products that lead the nutritional feed supplement market.
Today, Ridley proudly stands as Australia’s largest supplier of high performance animal nutrition solutions, with major brands that include Barastoc, Rumevite, Cobber, and Primo.