CONSULTATION on the changing of Australia’s lamb definition has been supported by domestic retailers and processors.
MEAT & Livestock Australia is going ahead with its campaign to install objective measurement systems across the red meat processing sector, despite an industry review of the initiative.
The industry peak council representing the meat processing sector has expressed concern over the lack of consultation and resulting uncertainty following the Federal Government’s announcement today abolishing 457 visas.
The Australian Meat Industry Council has begun a recruitment process for a new chief executive, as part of a re-configured leadership team designed to support the future direction of the industry.
AUSTRALIA’S leading sheep meat producer body is closely monitoring the rejection by processors of Meat & Livestock Australia’s initial plan to fast-track objective carcase measurement into abattoirs across the nation.
ANIMALS Australia has called for closed circuit television camera monitoring in abattoirs nationally after troubled Echuca processor Riverside Meats agreed to install CCTV and have it independently monitored.
MEAT processors met with Western Australian agriculture minister Ken Baston recently to continue dialogue over the issue of sheep measles, which causes significant economic losses due to the trimming or condemnation of sheep carcases. The disease is a significant problem in the WA sheep industry where the losses affect both the producer and the processor.