Mutton Processing

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

COVID-19 hit Cedar Meats plans to re-open in two weeks

BROOKLYN sheep meat, goat and veal abattoir Cedar Meats is planning to resume operations in about two weeks, despite battling the biggest COVID-19 cluster in the nation…Read More

Terry Sim, May 5, 2020

Melbourne meat processor Cedar Meats hit by 34 COVID-19 cases

WEST Melbourne meat processor and exporter Cedar Meats has been confirmed as the location of Victoria’s latest COVID-19 cluster, with a total of 34 coronavirus cases up to this morning…Read More

Terry Sim, May 4, 2020

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

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

Goat meat pricing helps TFI as sheep and lamb supplies drop

RECORD goat meat pricing has helped major meat processor Thomas Foods International maintain its usual winter slaughter schedule despite waning lamb and sheep supplies…Read More

Terry Sim, May 29, 2019

Strong appetite for red meat sector reform

A STRONG appetite for red meat industry structural reform has been highlighted in submissions published this week in response to the Red Meat Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Review Green Paper…Read More

James Nason, April 26, 2019

Senators probe merit of CCTV cameras in meat processing plants

SHOULD CCTV cameras be made mandatory in Australian red meat processing plants? The question arose during Senate Estimates in Canberra last week when members of the Rural and Regional Affairs..Read More

Jon Condon, April 11, 2019

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