2957 Mitiamo-Kow Swamp Rd, Leitchville VIC 3567, Australia
Name: EcoPiggery
Address: 2957 Mitiamo-Kow Swamp Rd, Leitchville VIC 3567, Australia
LGA/Council: Gannawarra Shire Council
Council website:
Council email: [email protected]
Council phone: (03) 5450 9333
Summary: EcoPiggery is a pig meat farm located in Leitchville, VIC Australia.
Last known status: Open and operating
Listing updated: 2024
Listing ID: 4056e
Owned by: EcoPiggery Pty Ltd , ABN: 60 162 645 669
Property Identification Code (PIC): 3CPAB104
View on map: Farm Transparency Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps
Nearmap (requires subscription)

Co-owned by David Wright, President of the Victorian Farmers Federation Pig Council, and Colin Sinclair, owner of the notoriously cruel Benalla slaughterhouse. Pigs from this farrow-to-finish farm are sent to the Benalla slaughterhouse to die in an excruciating carbon dioxide gas chamber. 

The farm is filthy and dilapidated, with mother pigs (sows) confined to tiny "mating stall" (i.e. sow stall) cages for up to a week at a time, and then for approximately six weeks at a time in farrowing crates. Additionally, investigators found:

  • Sows with painful pressure sores and bruises from lying on hard, slatted floors and from their skin rubbing against metal bars
  • Floors and food covered in maggots
  • Piglets becoming stuck in the slatted flooring, slowly starving to death
  • Piglets eating the bodies of dead kittens, who share the sheds with the pigs, and starting to eat their own mother's infected wounds
  • ‘Weaner’ and ‘grower’ pigs with painful, debilitating wounds, including abscesses and prolapses, left in filthy pens with dozens of other pigs
  • Buckets full of dead and stillborn piglets, many with obvious signs of predation from cats, rats and other animals

Formerly Camlarni Pty Ltd (deregistered 2020).

Virtual tours & Campaigns (2)

Photos (104) View all Upload

Videos (8) View all Upload

Documents (0) View all Upload

No documents found for this facility. Add some now?

Campaign materials (0) View all Upload

No campaign materials found for this facility. Add some now?

News (2) View all

  • Farm leader investigated over alleged animal cruelty

    Monday 10 Jun 2024 by Alexandra Laskie (The Weekly Times)

    The VFF pig group president has stepped aside while alleged animal welfare breaches are investigated, following the release of graphic footage allegedly taken at his northern Victorian piggery. WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE. Read more >

  • Inside the piggery of the VFF Pig Council President

    Monday 3 Jun 2024 by Harley McDonald-Eckersall (editorial)

    During the public hearings for the Victorian inquiry into pig welfare and in the weeks following, the President of the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) Pig Council, David Wright, gave evidence painting a picture of idyllic pig farms filled with contented pigs and hardworking farmers, under threat from vindictive, aggressive activists, determined to paint his industry in a bad light. We knew there was more to the story. So we decided to prove it. Read more >

Media releases by Farm Transparency Project (1) View all

  • Pig industry leader accused of cruelty and deception as secret footage released

    Tuesday 4 Jun 2024

    The piggery of Victorian Farmers Federation Pig Council president David Wright has been targeted by animal advocates who have released new footage showing ‘cruel and sickening’ treatment of pigs on his farm. David Wright gave evidence during the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into pig welfare earlier this year, where he spoke about the high standards he maintains on his farm. Animal advocacy group Farm Transparency Project is now calling out the pig industry leader, publishing footage showing mother sows in narrow cages with painful, infected pressure sores, as well as sows in farrowing crates with over a dozen stillborn piglets. View... Read more >

ABN Lookup

ABN 60 162 645 669 (open lookup)
ABN status Active from 01 March 2013
Entity type Australian Private Company
Goods & Services Tax (GST) Registered from 01 March 2013
Main business location VIC 3672 from 01 March 2013
ABN last updated 27 March 2013
Extracted from ABR 18 June 2024
Do you have additional information about this facility? You can submit it for review here.