Thomas Foods International leads Livestock SA agenda

Sheep Central, March 21, 2018

Livestock SA southern region chairman Peter Stock.

THOMAS Foods International’s plans for development after its Murray Bridge plant fire will be outlined at the next Livestock SA southern region meeting at Keith next month.

At the Keith Golf Club on April 11, the major South Australian-based processor’s assistant livestock manager Ben Davies will outline how the company is mapping its future, particularly after fire ravaged its Murray Bridge abattoir in January.

The meeting agenda will also include updates on the SA sheep and cattle industry blueprints, Livestock SA’s ongoing work on deer management and a discussion arising from the recent Sherwood fire.

Livestock SA southern region chairman Peter Stock said the meeting would provide a valuable opportunity for local producers to come together.

“As always, we are keen to not only discuss policies and industry matters, but to do so in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere,” he said.

Mr Stock said SA livestock producers have great interest in how TFI is evolving as a company and we are looking forward to hearing about what lies ahead for the business.

“This isn’t just in terms of TFI’s processing capacity, but its significant investment elsewhere in the red meat supply chain, including here in the south east.

“The long-term success of livestock producers and our industry comes back to having the resilience to ride-out the tough times. It’s a fact that rings true at the moment for producers affected by the recent Sherwood fire and TFI,” Mr Stock said.​

Members and guests will be welcomed from 6pm, with a complimentary barbecue tea to be served from 6.30pm, courtesy of Rabobank. Drinks will be available for purchase at the bar.

To RSVP please contact Southern Region Secretary Tom Dawkins on 0402 406 965 or [email protected]

Source: Livestock SA.


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