Grow Livestock

Rivalea has an extensive network of company-owned and contract farms across southern NSW and central Victoria producing pigs for Australian and international markets. Rivalea has full ownership of all animals in its system ensuring optimum breeding and rearing conditions and practices.

The pig farming operations are managed by a dedicated team focused on raising and caring for its animals. To ensure this is delivered consistently an extensive training program is provided for all employees and contractors in the management, handling and welfare of pigs.

The operations are also supported by a team of R&D, veterinary, nutritional, genetic and animal welfare professionals. These resources allow the company to deliver continual improvement in animal care systems, environments, nutrition and management strategies.



Rivalea is an accredited member of the Australian Pork Industry Quality (APIQ) program incorporating the Model Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals – Pigs. The program sets standards for farming operations that are consistent with customers’ expectations and is audited annually by external auditing.


Rivalea employs a strict farm biosecurity and quarantine policy. This is aimed at ensuring livestock are not exposed to health risks from outside the Rivalea Group. Biosecurity procedures are in place to minimise potential contamination by controlling the movement of people, animals and vehicles.


Rivalea has a network of committed contract farmers that provide additional facilities and management of livestock. Contract growing for Rivalea enables local farmers to diversify, build equity and lock in long term income. Rivalea employees work with contract growers to optimise facility design and operation to ensure the high standards for welfare and sustainability are maintained for all animals.