The Covid-19 pandemic
continues to create uncertainty and economic disruption in all
communities with mandatory lockdown protocols underway across Australia
and New Zealand.
- Australia has implemented a total shut-down
of all non-essential services as at 24th March 2020 with the Federal
Government expecting such measures to be in place for up to six months.
- New Zealand moved to a level 4 lockdown from midnight 25th March 2020 for at least the next four weeks.
Castlegate James declared an essential business.
have confirmed that Castlegate James (CJA) meets the definitions of an
essential business under guidelines issued by the New Zealand and
Australian Governments. We meet this definition due to our company’s
integrated and dual role in both the livestock and food manufacturing
Continuity of service and supply in Australia and NZ.
James continues to service all our valued suppliers and customers on a
business as usual basis with food co-products management and premium
livestock feeds production.
To ensure continuity CJA has implemented the following initiatives:
of enhanced on-farm health, adhering to social distancing protocols and
with staff wellbeing our priority, all CJA administrative and field
sales personnel across A&NZ are now working from home until further
- All CJA staff are suitably equipped and are contactable by email or phone.
feed manufacturing sites in A&NZ continue to work as normal, with
operational contingency plans in place. In addition, enhanced health,
site entry and segregation measures have been implemented to keep all
workers on site safe.
- Contingency plans are in place with our
freight providers to ensure safe and continuous collection of
co-products and on-farm feed deliveries again with enhanced health and
segregation measures to keep all workers safe.
- Our transport and
freight forwarding suppliers also fall under the essential business
definition. There is no expectation of disruption to your service.
However, lead times may vary due to freight demand.
Covid-19 situation continues to rapidly evolve. We will keep you
informed of any changes. We request if there are changes to your
operations please contact your CJA representative immediately so we may
We thank you for your valued business and your understanding.
Group Chief Executive Officer