Lamb Processing

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

NZ environmental and carbon reforms feed low farmer confidence

GOVERNMENT-LED environmental and carbon reforms are underpinning the biggest surveyed drop in New Zealand farmer confidence in three years…Read More

Sheep Central, September 30, 2020

VIC meat processor restrictions eased, but full capacity needed

COMPETITION for livestock, especially lambs and sheep, is expected to increase at eastern state saleyards with the easing of workforce capacity restrictions on Victorian red meat processors…Read More

Terry Sim, September 28, 2020

VIC Premier can’t confirm easing of meat processor restrictions

VICTORIAN Premier Daniel today said he couldn’t confirm any announcements would be made this Sunday on the easing of COVID-19 workforce restrictions on meat processors…Read More

Terry Sim, September 24, 2020

South American giant eyes off Australian sheep meat investment

SHEEP meat is the first target of South American processing giant Athena Foods’ investment in Australian red meat processing as part of an expansion move driven by a planned public listing on the New York Stock Exchange. ..Read More

Jon Condon, September 23, 2020

Fewer COVID-19 cases bodes well for regional meat processors

VICTORIA’S regional meat processors could have their workforce restrictions eased as early as next week if the regional COVID-19 rolling case average remains below critical trigger levels…Read More

Terry Sim, September 11, 2020

Resurrection of Queensland’s Churchill abattoir is looking likely

SOUTHERN Queensland’s Churchill abattoir near Ipswich is looking likely to be resurrected as a dual-species lamb/beef plant, after being mothballed since 2017. Greater access to sheep and lambs since the adoption of exclusion fencing in western parts of the state is one of the catalysts behind the project…Read More

Jon Condon, September 11, 2020

Processor workforce restrictions would lower Spring lamb prices

CONTINUING COVID-19 workforce restrictions on Victorian meat processors could potentially create a backlog of lambs that would enter the market and extend downward pressure on prices, a Rural Bank analysis has found…Read More

Sheep Central, September 11, 2020

Lamb industry seeks clarity on meat processor roadmap

VICTORIA’S Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes has offered no insight into how the state’s red meat processors might progress to lower COVID-19 workforce restrictions as the spring lamb turn-off begins…Read More

Terry Sim, September 8, 2020

Victorian red meat processor COVID-19 restrictions stay in force

VICTORIAN Premier Daniel Andrews has said the state’s red meat processors will stay under current COVID-19 workforce restrictions for “the foreseeable future” despite conceding they are operating “probably at their lowest risk rating ever”…Read More

Terry Sim, September 7, 2020

Nationals leader calls for roadmap to open up meat processing

VICTORIAN red meat processors in communities with no COVID-19 cases should not have their workforce levels restricted, according to Nationals leader Peter Walsh…Read More

Sheep Central, September 7, 2020

Victorian lamb producers seek 80pc processor workforce level

VICTORIA’S peak livestock farmer body and red meat processors are seeking equivalence with the chicken industry in any revision of COVID-19 workforce restrictions…Read More

Terry Sim, September 4, 2020

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