Lamb Processing

TFI to start national sheep and beef assurance push

MAJOR red meat exporter Thomas Foods International will undertake roadshows throughout South Australia next month in the first step to increase its national throughput of assured sheep meat and beef…Read More

Sheep Central, February 5, 2020

AMG completes deal to purchase Cootamundra abattoir

VETERAN meat processor Joe Catalfamo’s Australian Meat Group has confirmed its purchase of the mothballed Cootamundra beef and sheep meat abattoir on the New South Wales south-west slopes…Read More

Jon Condon, January 22, 2020

Lamb processor Frewstal goes to solar and wood chips for energy

A PLAN to generate two thirds of Victorian lamb processor Frewstal’s electricity needs with solar energy heads its investments to lift efficiency, productivity, sustainability and product shelf life…Read More

Jon Condon, December 11, 2019

MSA underpins quality lamb and beef marketing

THE benefits of the Meat Standards Australia (MSA) program to major processors are far-reaching and span from on-farm production to the end consumer, according to Meat & Livestock Australia…Read More

Sheep Central, November 11, 2019

Artificial intelligence makes accurate sheep counting a reality

A LIVESTOCK counting system using artificial intelligence will be ready for the live export industry this year and for use in sheep saleyards by April 2020…Read More

Terry Sim, November 1, 2019

TFI releases $8-plus crossbred lamb contract for Tamworth

AUSTRALIA’S first 2019/20 summer lamb and mutton contracts were released today by Thomas Foods International as the company moves to secure future supplies for its Tamworth plant…Read More

Terry Sim, October 31, 2019

SA livestock carrier convicted and fined $5000 for sheep cruelty

A SOUTH Australian livestock transporter who threw live and dead sheep off his truck into a pile has been convicted on animal cruelty charges and fine $5000 in the Horsham Magistrate’s Court…Read More

Sheep Central, October 8, 2019

Proposed new processing developments: Port Pirie update

MEETING demand for niche red meat processing and service kill capacity in South Australia is a key driver behind a proposed new $70 million abattoir development at Port Pirie…Read More

James Nason, October 4, 2019

Proposed new processing developments: Guyra update

LOCAL investors have funded an advanced concept design, feasibility study, development application and land purchase for a proposed abattoir at Guyra in New South Wales…Read More

James Nason, October 4, 2019

What’s driving new abattoir proposals and are they realistic?

More than 100 abattoirs have closed across Australia since the 1980s, including 16 in the past decade. Against that backdrop, why the sudden interest in building new abattoirs, and are the proposals realistic?..Read More

James Nason, October 2, 2019

Meat processors seek urgent talks with Littleproud over water

PEAK meat processor body the Australian Meat Industry Council is seeking drought support for processors affected by the continuing drought…Read More

Sheep Central, September 27, 2019

Processors facing water supply issues as drought deepens

SEVERAL regional meat processing operations could soon be facing water supply challenges if there is no reprieve to the severe drought conditions gripping eastern and northern Australia…Read More

James Nason and Terry Sim, September 18, 2019

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