Could bullet train technology be the shot for lamb processing?

RED meat researchers are looking at how the magnetic conveying technology used in bullet trains to get millions of Japanese commuters home safely might be used in the lamb processing sector…Read More

Sheep Central, April 16, 2021

Scott wins $10m lamb boning system contract with TFI + VIDEO

Australian meat processor Thomas Foods International has awarded a $10 million automated lamb boning systems contract to New Zealand’s Scott Technology Ltd…Read More

Sheep Central, April 14, 2021

Red Meat R&D: Upping our game in processing efficiency

WHAT could video games and the Australian meat processing sector possibly have in common? If you’ve always thought of game-playing as an activity that happens outside work, it might be time to think again. ..Read More

Sheep Central, March 28, 2021

Shearing rate increase continues, but would KPIs work?

AUSTRALIA’S peak shearing contractor body is continuing a 15pc shearer rate and industry wage increase trial until a review later in the year, when New Zealand-based workers might be able to return…Read More

Terry Sim, March 22, 2021

Meat Business Women launches mentorship initiative

A NEW mentorship initiative aims to improve career opportunities for women in the global meat industry and help meat businesses develop a strong pipeline of future female leaders has been launched…Read More

Sheep Central, March 22, 2021

Innovative shearer trainer program is “a gamechanger”

A VICTORIAN-BASED sheep shearer trainer and trainee program was helping to solve the industry’s national labour shortage and providing a model for collaborative training in other sectors…Read More

Terry Sim, March 10, 2021

COVID-19 halts New Zealand’s ‘shearing Olympics’ for first time

NEW Zealand’s prestigious Golden Shears shearing and wool handling event has been cancelled for the first time in its 60-year history after COVID-19 restrictions escalated in the country…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, March 1, 2021

Most shearing contractors back 15pc pay rate increase

EXPERIENCED shedhands, wool pressers, cooks, crutchers and sheep shearers are included in pay rate increases to help shearing contractors retain staff over the next two months…Read More

Terry Sim, February 3, 2021

Contractor association proposes 15pc increase in shearing rate

PEAK wool grower body, WoolProducers Australia, has assured its members there has been no official increase in the award for shearers and shed hands, despite an increased pay rate proposal put before contractors…Read More

Sheep Central, February 1, 2021

Cost of arthritis in lambs defined in trim severity project

LAMB producers have lost up to $18 a carcase due to trimming because of arthritis, according to a trim severity scoring system being developed by Gundagai Meat Processors…Read More

Sheep Central, December 11, 2020

AWEX eBale project to go live with first ePacks

WOOL growers are being sought to take part in the latest stage of the Australian Wool Exchange’s supply chain traceability eBale project…Read More

Sheep Central, December 9, 2020

Victorian meat workers to undergo COVID-19 surveillance testing

A QUARTER of workers in Victoria’s larger meat processors will have to be tested for COVID-19 every week, in an initiative announced by the State Government today…Read More

Terry Sim, September 30, 2020

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