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Weekly kill: Processor grid prices volatile in opening stages of 2020

It’s been a volatile start to the 2020 beef processing season, with grid offers opening at rates similar to late December, before pushing lower last week in the face of further heavy drought-forced cattle supply pressure…Read More

Jon Condon, January 14, 2020

Red meat processors gain voice on Federal labour advisory committee

The appointment of Gundagai Meat Processors CEO Will Barton to a new government advisory committee will ensure the voice of the supply chain is heard, according to the Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC)…Read More

James Nason, December 12, 2019

Weekly kill: Alarming swings being seen in imported lean beef markets

What goes up, must come down, the old saying goes, and the export beef industry is seeing it manifested in the most dramatic way this week, as lean manufacturing beef prices slump alarmingly, after an earlier period of equally dramatic rises…Read More

Jon Condon, December 10, 2019

Technology uptake recognised in meat processor’s Woolies supplier award

A strong emphasis on technology adoption was recognised last week when Victorian red meat processor Frewstal was announced as Woolworths’ protein supplier of the year for 2019. ..Read More

Jon Condon, December 10, 2019

Weekly kill: Grids soften as export meat prices ease and seasonal closures loom

Direct consignment slaughter price signals are becoming harder to distinguish, as more processors withdraw from making offers this week, confident that they have most of their kill requirements covered through to seasonal closures due in a fortnight’s time. As well as supply/demand pressures, another clear reason for this price adjustment is a big check in export meat prices seen in the market this week…Read More

Jon Condon, December 3, 2019

Weekly kill: Grids show easing trend, as processors fill remaining slots for the year

With three weeks remaining in the 2019 beef slaughter season, some Eastern states processors have lowered grid offers this week – or indeed withdrawn from quoting altogether – confident that they have their kill requirements more or less covered through to Christmas plant closures. It’s delivered some significant corrections in saleyards prices for slaughter cattle this morning. ..Read More

Jon Condon, November 26, 2019

Ownership changes for Kimberley’s Yeeda Pastoral Co and beef processing facility

Kimberley region cattleman Jack Burton has sold his family’s interests in Yeeda Pastoral Co and the Kimberley Meat Co processing facility he co-developed near Broome…Read More

Beef Central, November 19, 2019

Weekly kill: Cow market continues to surge, as 90CL burger meat price streaks higher

Slaughter cow prices continue to head into uncharted territory this week, in response to a relentless surge in international grinding beef market demand…Read More

Jon Condon, November 19, 2019

$280m commitment in new Brisbane further-processing meat facility for Woolworths

A new $280 million meat further-processing and distribution facility in south-east Queensland was officially opened yesterday, servicing the growing needs of Woolworths supermarkets across eastern Australia…Read More

Jon Condon, November 15, 2019

Weekly kill: Grids maintain year-high rates, despite growing supply pressure

Strong international beef demand coupled with an easing Aussie dollar continue to underpin record high slaughter cattle prices in some areas, despite another substantial drought-forced wave of slaughter and store cattle hitting the market this week…Read More

Jon Condon, November 13, 2019

Intercollegiate Meat Judging to return to Rocky in 2020

The Intercollegiate Meat Judging (ICMJ) Northern Conference and Competition will return to Rockhampton in 2020, with dates now in place for its second edition after this year’s successful inaugural event…Read More

Beef Central, November 11, 2019

Weekly kill: Grid prices stabilise, after previous week’s dramatic rises

Queensland processor grid offers stabilised this week, after dramatic 20c/kg rises seen in last week’s kill report. However further eye-catching advances in lean grinding beef prices into the US this week have sparked speculation that slaughter cow values may reach considerably higher prices during 2020..Read More

Jon Condon, November 5, 2019

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