Weekly kill: Production recovery further stymied by rain

Rain continues to have a strong bearing on beef processing operations across eastern Australia, as the industry re-emerges from four weeks of holiday-shorted operations through April. Some QLD processors are again scheduling three and four-day operations this week, as saturated country starts to dry out after intense rain over the past week…Read More

Jon Condon, 17/05/2022

Technology emphasis in processor workplace health and safety conference

Technology will feature strongly in the program when the Australian Red Meat Processor Corporation delivers its first Work Health and Safety Conference in Brisbane next month…Read More

Beef Central, 12/05/2022

Weekly kill: Wet weather again interjects in processing operations

Wet weather is again impacting on eastern states beef processing operations this week, with the prospect of more disruptions next week. The impact follows a challenging period of short production caused by public holidays through April..Read More

Jon Condon, 10/05/2022

Red meat R&D: What’s in the box? Technology driving label verification

The Australian Meat Processor Corporation is managing research into carton label verification, looking at various technologies to verify the contents of a carton of meat with the label on the outside of the box. Using technology to do this takes out the potential for human error and ensures accuracy…Read More

Beef Central, 05/05/2022

Weekly kill: Industry starts to re-focus after a month of short production, wet weather

Last week’s seven-day slaughter statistics reflected the continuation of the slow production cycle caused by public holidays and recent rain. Grid prices have picked up where they left off prior to the recent holiday breaks..Read More

Jon Condon, 03/05/2022

Weekly kill: Rain, plus short working weeks apply handbrake to production

Unusually late seasonal rain across parts of central, northern and western Queensland has created some short-term delays in the northern cattle supply pipeline this week…Read More

Jon Condon, 27/04/2022

Goat processing to expand with Bourke abattoir to open later this year

Goat processing in western Queensland and New South Wales is set to significantly expand, with the Bourke abattoir set to open later this year…Read More

Eric Barker, 27/04/2022

Coalition commits funding for $20m beef value-adding plant

Plans to build a $20 million plant to value-add secondary cuts of beef in Central Queensland will come to fruition if the Liberal National Coalition wins next month’s Federal election, according to a funding announcement today…Read More

Beef Central, 26/04/2022

TFI progresses Murray Bridge meat plant + VIDEO

Progress is continuing on Thomas Foods International’s new Murray Bridge meat processing facility in South Australia, with the installation of beef processing equipment, the wastewater treatment plant, and senior staff appointments…Read More

Beef Central, 22/04/2022

ICMJ Northern Conference kicks off with record attendees

More than 100 agriculture students and young industry professionals have converged at the 2022 ICMJ Northern Conference in Rockhampton for four days of meat science education, beef industry insights and professional development…Read More

Beef Central, 22/04/2022

Weekly kill: Short operating weeks, COVID impact limiting slaughter demand

A number of large multi-site beef processors have kept the cue in the rack this week, as the combination of short production weeks due to holidays, COVID impact on staffing levels and gradual rise in cattle availability combine to limit competitive demand for slaughter cattle…Read More

Jon Condon, 19/04/2022

Tuna testing technology shows promise in lamb IMF analysis

A piece of technology developed to measure fat levels in Japan’s highly-discerning tuna industry is showing great promise as an intra-muscular fat measurement device in lamb carcases, and potentially, longer-term in beef…Read More

Beef Central, 13/04/2022

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