Mutton Processing

TFI releases $8-plus crossbred lamb contract for Tamworth

AUSTRALIA‚ÄôS 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

Coalition promises farmers jail term laws for activists if re-elected

EXTREME vegan activism became an election issue today, with the Coalition Government promising to introduce laws with jail terms for activists publishing details to encourage farm and business trespass if elected…Read More

Sheep Central, April 10, 2019

Animal activists arrested as protests span four states

ANIMAL activists have occupied abattoirs, protested at other processing plants across Australia and been arrested at a Melbourne demonstration as part of a series of planned actions today…Read More

Sheep Central, April 8, 2019

WA and Victorian farmers mobilise to counter animal activists

WESTERN Australian farmers will meet with police on Thursday to consider strategies to combat activists after two people were charged with trespass following a piggery break-in this week and other..Read More

Terry Sim, February 27, 2019

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