We are Australian exporters of high-quality beef, wool and livestock and operate grazing assets across the continent

In 2002, AV Holdings acquired Australian wool merchant Prouvost Hart (aust) Pty Limited, which was absorbed into AV, and later Standard Wool Australia Pty Ltd. Currently, AV owns broker licenses for both Prouvost Hart and Standard Wool.


AV Holdings brings its 30 years’ international experience in successfully owning and operating grazing assets throughout Queensland, as well as Central Australia, the Northern Territory South Australia and New South Wales. We have partnerships with more than 1000 Aussie producers.
From our 1.4 million square hectares of land we export the best Australian-bred livestock and quality meats (Black Wagyu, Red Wagyu, Black Angus, Hereford, Poll Hereford, Shorthorn, Galloway, and Murray Grey) to customers in South America, North America, the Middle East and South Africa.

Australian Sheep

AV Holdings recommend the Dorper and White Dorper sheep for exporting. These sheep are great because they are both easy to care for and produce a high ROI for the producer, with minimal inputs in term of labour, resources and money. The Dorper breed is characteristically adaptable and performs well across a wide range of environmental and climate conditions.
The Dorper are preferred for their excellent feed utilisation and conversion: they don’t need shearing, crutching and mulesing, and they are disease resistant.
Purebred Dorper rams can reach a live-weight of 90-120 kg and ewes 50-80kg. The Dorper carcass has a good conformation and fat distribution.
The Dorper don’t have a defined breeding season and can breed continually. Their breeding intervals can be as short as 8 months or 3 times in 2 years. Running rams with ewes continuously is one option that may stimulate reproduction, however it is also likely that ewes will adjust their fertility according to conditions.

Australian White Sheep

The relatively new Australian White Sheep, also called the ‘Wagyu of the sheep world’ by many, is taking the industry by storm and getting people excited. An award winning breed, the result of extensive research and world class breeding projects in Australia, the Australian White Sheep is a wooless breed of sheep and is renowned for it’s exceptional eating quality and health benefits.
Just as Wagyu cattle are famous for their marble like qualities and softer unsaturated fats, the Australian White Sheep is now claiming a similar place for its meat.
The Australian White’s heritage boasts the best traits from Poll Dorset, Texel, White Dorper and Van Rooy genes. It has taken many years of line breeding and crossing to develop a good blend of characteristics that take in the right proportions of the aforementioned breeds. The result is a breed of sheep with very marketable points of difference. This is reflected in the ever-growing export demand for this high quality breed.
In terms of eating quality, some think the Australian White is better than Wagyu. The meat quality is high in omega 3 fatty acids and has a low melting point, making it an ideal premium choice for selective consumers.
The hair grows longer in winter and shorter in summer (similar to a horse). In country areas where you can’t get shearers (labour shortages), hairless sheep are ideal, as they have a thick leather-like coat that increases lamb survival rates in cooler climates.
AV Holdings has built its business on passion, commitment and the courage to innovate. We have experience in the supply of Dairy Cattle to would be Dairy farms internationally.
We meet all Australian Government requirements and regulations at every stage of the export process. Ask us about our A2 tissue testing Dairy Cattle procedure.

Our Ethics

Australian Vergara Holdings Pty Ltd is committed to the ethical and humane treatment of animals, and we stand out from other livestock export companies.
  • We are exclusively involved in the export of livestock for breeding purposes to approved destinations by airfreight and sea.
  • We operate a high level of service to our farming customers, using no middlemen, so we keep our costs low and pass the benefit on to you. Nevertheless, you can be assured we take no short-cuts when it comes to the welfare of the animals.
  • We even offer our clients live HD video of each head of livestock in order for our clients to select the livestock they desire – this makes the export process transparent and accountable.
  • Stress Free Vitamins – For all exported livestock, specifically for ‘pregnant’ heifers from entering our quarantine facilities through to destination.
  • We are a leading livestock export company due to our commitment to the humane and ethical treatment of our livestock and our committment to upholding industry best practice when it comes to breeding, bloodlines, pedigree, testing and disease free status.



Our current Australian property capacity is over 55.000 head, with 30,000 standard cattle unit feedlots, between 70-80 hectares of cropping land under irrigation and 1,500-2,000 hectares of developed pastures.


We actively actively seek feeder cattle direct from producers to help supply our grain fed markets.  We have cattle buyers located throughout Australia who will inspect your cattle.


We are are buyers of many feed commodities including Wheat, Barley, Sorghum, Cotton Seed, Molasses and most hay/straws. Our feedlots utilise over 100,000 tons of grain and feed commodities per year.


We offer domestic and international product marketing and sales of Australian beef quality-certified beef as product, with primary distribution through our extended network in the United States, South America, Europe and South Africa.


We are suppliers of Australian livestock: high quality cattle, horses, camels, sheep and goats to countries around the world, in particular throughout the Middle East and the Americas.


We sell and trade herd improvement genetics (breed proven, young sires and genomic) of Australian sire (Holstein, Jersey, Aussie Red and Illawarra), and also coloured International breeds such as Montbeliarde (FR), Normande (FR), Ayrshire (USA), Guernsey (USA), Brown Swiss (IT) and Milking Shorthorn (USA).

Our Export Brands

Plant & Equipment

Australian Vergara Holdings Pty Ltd. owns and maintains a sizeable fleet of plant and machinery to enable successful operations across the pastoral leases in Queensland, as well as Central Australia, the Northern Territory South Australia and New South Wales


Our properties

Organic Accreditations

All our pastoral properties in Australia and business activities have the following food and animal care accreditations:

Memberships & Partnerships

Leadership Team

The AV Holdings team manages a cattle herd of around 250,000 head across a strategic balance of properties, feedlots and farms throughout Australia. The team is led by Colombian-Italian entrepreneur Max Vergara Poeti-Marentini, whose family owns the company.

Max Vergara Poeti-Marentini

Mr. Max Vergara Poeti is the Chairman of the Australian organic and natural livestock producer and exporter, AV Holdings Pty Ltd. Mr Vergara is the CEO & Chairman of Fiparin, an investment private company and holding company to AV. Under his direction, AV has committed to creating a sustainable integrated business as operations have consistently expanded since his active direction since 2018.

Araceli Cárdenas
Chief executive officer (ceo)

With operational experience at the foundation of her business career, Araceli Cárdenas has cultivated a comprehensive understanding of animal protein production systems. This has been enhanced by her involvement in the processing, marketing, and trading stages of the supply chain with both domestic and international companies. These experiences have fostered an ability to identify synergies and build innovative ecosystems of investments within the red meat industry and beyond.

Glenn Greene
chief operations officer (coo)

Glenn began his career with the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) working on the development and implementation of quality assurance systems in the meat processing sector. He has worked for AV Holdings since its inception and has now been in the lot feeding industry for 20 years. He has actively engaged in and studied the cattle and feedlot industries particularly in South America.

Livestock Shipping Services

AV Holdings exports livestock by sea and air. The industry is recognised as having the world’s highest animal welfare standards for livestock exports and we are committed to ethical and humane treatment of animals. We exclusively export dairy livestock for breeding purposes to approved destinations by airfreight and sea.

Global service

We provide international livestock shipping services for dairy cattle, goats, sheep and more. We do not export livestock for slaughter – only dairy and breeding purposes.

Export Regulations

We operate under strict regulations and we adhere to Australian Government requirements and regulations across our export process. We are committed to upholding Australia’s world leading reputation in this regard. Australian livestock export companies must hold a livestock export licence issued under the Australian Meat and Livestock Industry Act 1997 and the Australian Meat and Live-Stock Industry (Export Licensing) Regulations 1998.

Shipping Capacity

We have the capability for supplying chartered 747 and A330 aircrafts along with numerous vessels, pending the destination and livestock ordered. We also operate are own vessels starting from 4000sqm up to 11000 sqm with all exports adhering to the strict regulations pertaining to the Australian Government and Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

Contact Us

South America Broker

IGLI Latam

Avenida Cra 9 #113-52 Piso 4

Torres Unidas 2

Bogotá, D.C.


Rest of the World Broker

BioAgro Brands 

44 Water Street

New York, NY 10004

United States

P.O. Box 350

Armidale, 2350

NSW, Australia

+61 2 6734 4985 | +61 7 4661 8034


© AV HOLDINGS PTY LTD, an Australian proprietary limited company. ACN: 605 544 330

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