Sheep meat leader welcomes MLA’s new $14 million DEXA contribution

Sheep Central, 12 July 2017

AUSTRALIA’S sheep meat producers have welcomed a new $14 million Meat & Livestock Australia contribution toward installation of DEXA objective measurement systems in red meat processing plants.

Sheep meat body states mulesing policy, with pain relief as best practice

Terry Sim, 06 July 2017

AUSTRALIA’S peak sheep meat body has re-iterated its “established” policy that mulesing be phased out as soon as practical, after its producers were recently told they were “very exposed” on the issue.

Australian sheep meat industry is “very exposed” to mulesing

Terry Sim, 30 June 2017

AUSTRALIA’S sheep meat industry was “very exposed” on the issue of mulesing, Meat & Livestock Australia managing director Richard Norton told lamb and wool producers in Bendigo this week.

Sheep meat producers offer levy funds for DEXA roll-out

Sheep Central, 15 June 2017

AUSTRALIA’S sheep meat producers have offered levy funds to ensure DEXA technology is available to all lamb and sheep AUSMEAT processing facilities who want to adopt it.

Search is on for sheep meat traceability project leader to boost mob-based system

Sheep Central, 05 June 2017

AUSTRALIA’S sheep meat industry is searching for someone to lead a program to enhance the traceability performance of the National Livestock Identification System for sheep and goats.

St George to host SCA Future Flock Forum

Sheep Central, 23 April 2017

Sheep producers in Queensland and Northern NSW can hear from industry experts on strategies to rebuild the sheep flock at a forum planned for St George later this month.

Australia’s sheep tracing not up to par, but electronic ID is not the answer

Terry Sim, 29 March 2017

A NATIONAL decision on electronic identification of sheep and goats has been put off for at least three years, despite Australia’s Sheepcatcher II exercise showing traceability performance standards are not being met with the current mob-based system.

Sheepmeat council backs current NLIS as damaging Sheepcatcher II details leak

Terry Sim, 24 March 2017

AUSTRALIA’S peak federal and state meat industry body leaders are expected to decide today whether to release all or part of the long-awaited Sheepcatcher II report.

WA sheep producers throw in with sheepmeat council market study

Terry Sim, 22 March 2017

WESTERN Australian sheep producers are hoping growing disparities in lamb, sheep and skin prices between the eastern states and WA will be addressed by a new study into sheep meat marketing.

Sheepmeat body notes processor reaction to $150m MLA plan

Terry Sim, 24 February 2017

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.