Greenham’s Tom Maguire elected chair of Australian Meat Industry Council

Experienced red meat processing industry identity Tom Maguire was elected today as the new chairman of the Australian Meat Industry Council…Read More

Beef Central, 01/12/2023

WA departments investigating Kimberley cattle deaths and waste dumping allegations

Two Western Australian Government departments are conducting investigations into a Kimberly region pastoral company and abattoir following allegations that hundreds of cattle died in station yards and abattoir waste was illegally dumped in breach of environmental regulations…Read More

Beef Central, 30/11/2023

Weekly kill: Rain impact being seen in sharply higher slaughter pricing and lower availability

There’s been some quite dramatic late-season rises in direct consignment slaughter cattle prices this week, as the full impact of recent rain starts to take effect. But what does it mean for early 2024? ..Read More

Jon Condon, 28/11/2023

Weekly kill: Rain impact may be too late to influence grid prices

A change in the weather pattern since early November may have come too late to have any material impact on direct consignment slaughter cattle offers for the remainder of this year…Read More

Jon Condon, 21/11/2023

2023 beef processing plant seasonal closures and 2024 opening dates

Most Eastern Australian beef processors have now finalised their 2023 seasonal closure and 2024 season opening dates. Listed in this report is a preliminary schedule – subject to weather disruptions.  ..Read More

Jon Condon, 21/11/2023

Five new directors for processor R&D body AMPC

The Australian Meat Processor Corporation, the research & development service delivery provider for the red meat processing sector, has a new-look board. Five incoming directors were appointed at AMPC’s annual general meeting held this morning…Read More

Beef Central, 20/11/2023

JBS third quarter Australian earnings rise 45pc, year-on-year

More favourable production cycles in Australia and Brazil, and challenges in the company’s US beef business are clearly evident in third quarter financial results released by global meat protein giant JBS overnight…Read More

Jon Condon, 14/11/2023

Weekly kill: Grid offers steady, in face of some saleyards uplifts

Evidence of an upswing in saleyards prices for young cattle and occasional slaughter descriptions has not transferred into direct consignment grid price movements since this month’s rain across parts of NSW, Queensland and Victoria…Read More

Jon Condon, 14/11/2023

Weekly kill: Limited rain has some positive effect on sentiment

Pockets of rain of 25-50mm in parts of eastern Queensland and NSW over the past week were not enough to seriously impact processing operations, but have had some effect on young cattle and feeder prices in the paddock and saleyards…Read More

Jon Condon, 07/11/2023

Victoria’s Noel Kelson saluted for services to red meat processing over 50 years

Sometimes it’s the people working behind the scenes, out of the industry spotlight, who can have the most profound impact on an industry’s fortunes and success. Such a person was recognised last night during AMIC’s 2023 Meat Processing and Export conference on the Gold Coast…Read More

Jon Condon, 02/11/2023

Trade access, climate and animal welfare among hot topics at meat processor conference + PICTURES

After an eight-year hiatus due to COVID and other disruptions, the Australian Meat Industry Council is hosting the 2023 Meat Processing and Export Conference on the Gold Coast today. Trade, politics, climate, market access, the economic landscape, animal welfare and logistics are just some of the important topics up for discussion…Read More

Jon Condon, 01/11/2023

Weekly kill: Grids stable, as throughput continues to grow

Direct consignment slaughter grids across eastern and southern Australia are basically unchanged this week, although many processors are now heavily committed up to scheduled Christmas closures…Read More

Jon Condon, 31/10/2023

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