Weekly kill: Rain continues to impact late-season slaughter

Persistent heavy rain, flooding and road closures across northern NSW and southern/Central Queensland have again impacted processing activity, as the 2021 season starts to draw to a close. The national kill for the week ended Friday reached just over 90,000 head, its lowest full week (barring weeks impacted by holidays) since January…Read More

Jon Condon, 07/12/2021

Weekly kill: Processor losses in October ‘worst on record’

ANY way you slice and dice it, beef processors have had their worst year in a generation this year, profit wise. TEM’s processor margin model shows average monthly margins sliding from a loss per head of $357 in September to a loss of nearly $433 in October, the worst monthly margin on record since early 2000.
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Jon Condon, 30/11/2021

Red meat R&D: Technology trial for small stock electronic ID

AMPC is investing in a technology trial which aims to improve Australia’s traceability and biosecurity capability by identifying individual small stock (sheep, lamb, and goats) at processing plants. The trial will see RFID readers installed in seven sheep, lamb and goatmeat processing plants across NSW, South Australia and Western Australia, to enable tracking of EIDs in small stock…Read More

Beef Central, 26/11/2021

Weekly kill: Grids finishing the year at record highs

Stronger export trading terms are helping offset some of the pain for export beef processors forking-out record money for slaughter cattle across eastern Australia this week, as the 2021 season heads towards its final stages ..Read More

Jon Condon, 23/11/2021

Processors join calls regulatory changes to ease shipping gridlock

The Australian Meat Industry Council has thrown its support behind calls for sweeping regulatory changes to the shipping industry after a report relesed by the ACCC earlier this year…Read More

Beef Central, 19/11/2021

Weekly kill: Late-season surge in grid price rises, hitting new record highs

Is it simply ‘wet weather money’ or is the latest round of rises in direct consignment prices for slaughter cattle this week being driven by the continued supply/demand dynamic? ..Read More

Jon Condon, 16/11/2021

AMPC members vote for change in constitution, farewelling directors during AGM 

Members approved changes to the constitution of the Australian Meat Processor Corporation during the processing sector R&D company’s annual general meeting today…Read More

Beef Central, 16/11/2021

Funding to train abattoir workers to spot biosecurity problems

More than $450,000 in Federal Government funding has been allocated to improving animal disease capability at domestic abattoirs…Read More

Beef Central, 10/11/2021

Weekly kill: Rainfall impacting cattle access, in what’s already a critically tight market

Recent falls of 25-75mm across large parts of the three eastern mainland states, and prospects of a lot more to come later this week is disrupting supply of slaughter cattle for processors in many areas…Read More

Jon Condon, 09/11/2021

Changes in TFI operations management, board ranks

Prominent lamb, beef and goatmeat processor Thomas Foods International has transitioned into a new senior leadership structure as the group positions for future growth…Read More

Beef Central, 05/11/2021

Weekly kill: Grids edge higher, with 800c/kg four-tooth ox within sight

With only six or seven weeks remaining for the 2021 slaughter season, export processors remain in a desperate battle to secure supply, with some Queensland direct consignment grids edging higher again this week…Read More

Jon Condon, 02/11/2021

Red meat R&D: Progress in shadow robotics

Earlier this year the Australian Meat Processor Corporation issued a challenge to technology providers across the world asking them to develop concepts for ‘shadow robotic’ solutions, and how this might apply to meat processing. Nine months into the project, and the results have been outstanding…Read More

Beef Central, 28/10/2021

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