Processing

Weekly kill: Rain impact sees sharp rise in grid prices

Rain a fortnight ago across parts of Queensland and NSW and the still unfolding impact of ex-Cyclone Trevor has had a sharp impact on slaughter cattle supply and prices this week, with cow money up to 20c/kg stronger in some areas…Read More

Jon Condon, March 26, 2019

SA Govt commits $7.5m to red meat supply chain reforms

The South Australian government plans to inject $7.5 million into the state’s red meat sector in a bid to grow productivity in the industry and strengthen biosecurity…Read More

Beef Central, March 25, 2019

Govt’s migration plan would be disastrous for red meat processing, says AMIC

THE Federal Government’s plan announced yesterday to reduce the annual cap on migration to 160,000 people for each of the next four years could be disastrous for the labour-starved red meat processing sector, an industry spokesman said today…Read More

Beef Central, March 21, 2019

Biogas capture paying big energy, environmental dividends for Oakey Beef

A world-first biogas capture project is paying big dividends for Darling Downs red meat processor, Oakey Beef. Completed in late 2014, the far-sighted green energy initiative made by NH Foods Australia at its processing facility west of Toowoomba is helping moderate energy costs, delivering lower cleaner wastewater effluent, and reducing the business’s fossil fuel environmental footprint…Read More

Beef Central, March 20, 2019

Weekly kill: Rain brings halt to slaughter cattle price slide

Encouraging, if somewhat patchy falls since Thursday of anywhere from 25-150mm across eastern parts of Queensland and New South Wales have applied a handbrake to slaughter cattle over-supply and price deterioration this week…Read More

Jon Condon, March 19, 2019

Weekly kill: Slaughter prices enter freefall territory

Direct consignment slaughter cattle prices have entered free-fall territory in the past week, as the relentless surge in stock turnoff across eastern Australia pushes supply and demand seriously out of balance…Read More

Jon Condon, March 12, 2019

Japan’s S Foods purchases southern NSW beef processor Monbeef

Large Japanese meat importer and distributor, S Foods, has made its first investment into the Australian red meat supply chain, purchasing southern NSW beef processor Monbeef…Read More

Jon Condon, March 6, 2019

Weekly kill: Heavy supply pushes grid prices lower

Heavy supply of slaughter cattle from drought-affected areas continues to impact cattle markets, with direct consignment grid offers in southern Queensland falling further this week…Read More

Jon Condon, March 5, 2019

Changes in Woolies and Coles northern beef processing arrangements

Sweeping changes are happening in the supermarket beef service kill landscape in Queensland, with both Coles and Woolworths reaching agreement with new or additional beef processors over contract kills for their northern supply chain requirements…Read More

Jon Condon, February 26, 2019

Weekly kill: Grids soften further in the wake of big numbers

Direct consignment price grids took another hit this week, as big inflows of cattle forced by drought decision-making continue to come to market across eastern Australia. Cow prices in the southern QLD region have fallen anywhere from 5-20c/kg in places in the past seven days, while steers are generally 5-10c/kg cheaper.    ..Read More

Jon Condon, February 26, 2019

Teys aims for energy self-sufficiency with $42m project at Wagga

Teys Australia has taken a big step in reducing its carbon footprint and energy reliance by launching plans to develop a $42 million Low Emissions Energy Hub at the company’s Wagga facility in NSW. The project will include a combination of bio-generation of methane, solid waste digestion, solar panel arrays, energy storage and biomass-driven boilers to produce steam…Read More

Beef Central, February 26, 2019

Weekly kill: New wave of cows hitting the market

Tough decisions about disposing of another round of breeding cows out of drought-ravaged regions of NSW and QLD are driving big kills during February. Overall kills last week across the five eastern states reached 146,578 head – easily the largest weekly throughput for the year so far…Read More

Jon Condon, February 19, 2019

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