Processing

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

Victoria passes legislation to allow mobile meat processing

Legislation has now passed the Victorian Parliament clearing the way for mobile abattoirs to process meat on farms for commercial sale in the State…Read More

James Nason, November 5, 2019

Weekly kill: Qld grid prices hit record levels, as global demand forces collide

Prices have climbed to all-time record levels, with four-tooth grassfed heavy steers quoted by some processors this morning at 600c/kg, and heavy cows at up to 500c/kg…Read More

Jon Condon, October 29, 2019

$3.2m profit for Casino co-op processor NCMC, after mixed year

Beef and veal processor Northern Cooperative Meat Co announced a $3.2m profit after tax for its 2018-19 financial year – a significant turnaround from a $7m loss the year before -, during the co-cooperative’s annual general meeting in Casino this morning…Read More

Jon Condon, October 28, 2019

Mobile abattoir startup Provenir eyeing Victorian opening

The company driving the development of mobile abattoirs in Australia is optimistic a second State will soon change its laws to allow meat processed on-farm to be sold to the public…Read More

James Nason, October 28, 2019

Weekly kill: northern processor grid offers lift, as late-season slaughter numbers decline

Some direct consignment grid prices in Queensland have lifted 10c/kg over the past eight days, as late season slaughter cattle supply starts to falter after a long, tough year…Read More

Jon Condon, October 22, 2019

New processing technologies seek to extract greater carcase yield

Australian beef processors are exploring new technologies to squeeze every last morsel of meat yield from each carcase they handle, including units designed to extract residual lean meat from beef bones…Read More

Jon Condon, October 10, 2019

Innovative packaging solutions taking red meat in exciting new directions

A host of innovative new packaging solutions are taking red meat products in exciting new directions, adding convenience, shelf-life, flexibility and value to supply chain offerings, as well as helping reduce food and packaging waste. ..Read More

Jon Condon, October 10, 2019

Qld beef processors facing major impacts from coal mine closure

Some of Queensland’s largest beef processors and cattle lot feeders are bracing for major impacts after learning their supply of coal will be cut off within nine months…Read More

James Nason, October 9, 2019

Proposed new processing developments: Roma update

Among several Queensland towns aiming to become a future meat processing hub, a study commissioned by the Queensland Government last year singled out Roma as having strong potential based on cattle supply…Read More

James Nason, October 4, 2019

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