Processing

No further COVID-19 cases at Melbourne meat plants

VICTORIA’S Department of Health and Human Service has reported no further COVID-19 infections at the two Melbourne meat plants impacted by confirmed cases this week. The DHHS reported on Monday..Read More

Terry Sim, July 8, 2020

‘Smart’ meat processing vision underpins five-year strategic plan

RED meat processors have set themselves some ambitious goals covering efficiency, technology, sustainability and market access in the Australian Meat Processor Corporation’s 2020-25 strategic plan released yesterday. Against a backdrop..Read More

Jon Condon, June 25, 2020

Will 2021 be the year for lamb payments on IMF and meat yield?

NEW South Wales lamb processor Gundagai Meat Processors could be paying producers on a lean meat yield basis for lambs that meet a minimum intramuscular fat threshold by next year,..Read More

Terry Sim, June 24, 2020

Thomas Foods International buys 50pc stake in Frew Group

SOUTH Australian-based meat processor Thomas Foods International has bought a 50 percent stake in Victoria smallstock operator Frew Group…Read More

Sheep Central, May 28, 2020

Cedar Meats to resume livestock processing tomorrow

WEST Melbourne sheep, goat and calf processor Cedar Meats will resume livestock processing tomorrow, about four weeks after it was closed due to a COVID-19 outbreak…Read More

Terry Sim, May 27, 2020

Cedar Meats COVID-19 cases pause, managers back tracing app

MANAGERS at west Melbourne meatworks Cedar Meats have downloaded Australia’s COVIDSafe app as the company battles to recover from its seven week-long coronavirus outbreak…Read More

Terry Sim, May 25, 2020

Is mulesed wool lowering prices and building Australia’s stockpile?

WOOL from Australian sheep mulesed without pain relief is more likely to be passed-in under grower auction reserves than fleece from animals treated more humanely or not mulesed, AWEX data shows…Read More

Terry Sim, May 20, 2020

Cedar Meats full re-start off as COVID-19 cases rise to 90

MELBOURNE lamb, mutton and veal processor Cedar Meats has said it will not re-commence full production next Monday as planned, as the COVID-19 cases connected with it rose to 90 today…Read More

Terry Sim, May 15, 2020

Littleproud calls for co-operation to limit abattoir COVID-19 spread

CO-OPERATION and collaboration was the best way to ensure more COVID-19 outbreaks did not occur in Australia’s meat processing sector, Federal Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said today…Read More

Terry Sim, May 8, 2020

New lamb eating quality measurements to be outlined in webinar

NEW technologies to measure the eating quality of lamb and beef will be outlined next week in the first of a series of webinars by the Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association…Read More

Sheep Central, May 8, 2020

Cedar Meats livestock buyers to resume next week

VICTORIAN sheep, goat and veal meatworks Cedar Meats anticipates resuming livestock buying next week, despite the COVID-cluster connected to the business growing by 13 cases to 62 in the last 24 hours…Read More

Terry Sim, May 7, 2020

First Cedar Meats COVID-19 case confirmed on 2 April

VICTORIAN abattoir Cedar Meats was not initially considered an exposure site for COVID-19 until late last month, despite its first worker being diagnosed with coronavirus on 2 April…Read More

Terry Sim, May 6, 2020

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