ACCC raises vertical integration issues over JBS’s Rivalea pork deal

The ACCC has outlined its preliminary competition concerns about JBS Australia’s proposed acquisition of the Rivalea pork supply chain business in a statement of issues published today…Read More

Beef Central, 16/09/2021

Red meat R&D: Advancing red meat sustainability

The Australian Meat Processor Corporation has a strong sustainability agenda and has highlighted a recent study that shows meat processing plants produce zero food waste. AMPC has also recently launched two services to help its members apply for sustainability grants and assess solar energy options…Read More

Beef Central, 16/09/2021

Weekly kill: Sharp grid price rises flush-out slaughter cattle

Last week’s dramatic – in some cases, record – price rises for direct consignment slaughter cattle in Queensland has had the desired effect, flushing out some solid bookings for spaces leading into the end of September and beyond…Read More

Jon Condon, 14/09/2021

Red meat R&D: 5G trial for Aussie red meat processing plants

The Australian Meat Processor Corporation has partnered with technology company Bondi Labs to secure government funding for a trial of 5G-enabled technology to improve the quality assurance process of meat production. The funding will implement streaming of high-definition video data from meat processing plants for use by on-plant vets and food safety meat assessors, and augment human decision-making based on video stream data, using edge computing as well as artificial intelligence-enabled machine vision analysis of meat production..Read More

Beef Central, 09/09/2021

Weekly kill: QLD slaughter grids surge 40-65c, hitting blistering new record highs

After five or six weeks of little change, slaughter cattle price grids issued by southern Queensland processors have exploded again this week, rising 40-65c/kg in places to yet another round of blistering record highs…Read More

Jon Condon, 07/09/2021

Melbourne meat processing workforce restrictions will hurt farmers and consumers, says AMIC

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announcement last weekend that meat processing facilities in metropolitan Melbourne will be subject to workforce capacity restrictions would hurt farmers and restrict access to lamb and other meats for consumers, the Australian Meat Industry Council says…Read More

Beef Central, 04/09/2021

Industrial manslaughter charges brought against western Qld abattoir

Charges of industrial manslaughter have been brought against a western Queensland abattoir and its sole director in relation to a workplace fatality in July 2019…Read More

Beef Central, 03/09/2021

Weekly kill: Processor margins turn south again, as procurement costs rise further

Record high cattle procurement costs have continued to outflank some gains in export meat sales revenue, latest processor margin model calculations suggest. TEM puts the July processor margin at a loss of $305 per head, after a somewhat ‘improved’ figure of negative $239 the month before…Read More

Jon Condon, 31/08/2021

Weekly kill: Processor grids steady, at record highs

Processor direct consignment offers for slaughter cattle remained mostly stable this week, albeit at all-time record levels. Southern Queensland offers seen this morning have four-tooth HGP-treated heavy steers at 680-705c/kg, and good heavy cows at 640-655c/kg. Operators in Central Queensland were typically 10c/kg behind those rates, while southern states have four-tooth grass HGP-free steer hitting 810c/kg and cows at 680c/kg…Read More

Jon Condon, 24/08/2021

Red meat R&D: New product academy to see processors get the most out of each carcase

The Australian Meat Processor Corporation is embarking on an exciting journey that will see meat processors and meat science graduates learn how to develop and commercialise new meat products. The AMPC Academy of Meat Engineers is currently calling for new recruits to complete the three-year course…Read More

Beef Central, 19/08/2021

JBS’s Aussie aquaculture investment provides ‘platform for new global growth’

Meat protein giant JBS’s investment in salmon production in Australia will provide a platform for new growth beyond the company’s existing red and white meat businesses, analysts were told during the company’s recent second quarter earnings results conference call. The company also expanded on comments comparing the performance of its Australian beef processing operations with those in North America…Read More

Jon Condon, 18/08/2021

Mothballed Churchill abattoir hits the market, with expectations above $30m

Queensland’s Churchill abattoir near Ipswich in the state’s southeast will be put to the market under and expressions of interest campaign. The offering represents arguably the largest Australian processing asset to hit the market since the sale of Cootamundra in NSW last year ..Read More

Jon Condon, 18/08/2021

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