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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.