Processing

Weekly kill: Mid-winter grids steady, despite shortening cattle supply

While there has been a modest recovery in rates of slaughter during the first week of July – partly due to tax reasons – volume remains dramatically down on this time last year…Read More

Jon Condon, July 7, 2020

Weekly kill: Qld cow offers push 20c higher in processor grids

Supply has won the day over demand this week, as some Queensland processors push their cow grids 20c/kg higher in the face of meagre mid-year access to slaughter cattle…Read More

Jon Condon, June 30, 2020

‘Smart factories’ part of processors’ vision under five-year 2025 strategic plan

Red meat processors have set themselves some ambitious goals covering efficiency, technology, sustainability and market access in the Australian Meat Processor Corporation’s 2020-25 strategic plan released yesterday…Read More

Jon Condon, June 25, 2020

Weekly kill: Grids steady as supply squeeze tightens heading into EOFY

Direct consignment offers from processors across eastern Australia were largely unchanged this week, as access to slaughter cattle continues to tighten leading into the end of financial year…Read More

Jon Condon, June 23, 2020

SA meat processor TFI receives planning approval for new plant

Construction of Thomas Foods International’s Murray Bridge beef and sheepmeat abattoir is expected to get underway in the second half of this year, after planning approval for the project was granted this week…Read More

Beef Central, June 20, 2020

Weekly kill: Northern slaughter grids rise another 10c/kg, as supply grip tightens

Grid offers from some Queensland export processors rose another 10c/kg yesterday as the tight slaughter cattle supply outlook across eastern Australia continues to intensify…Read More

Jon Condon, June 16, 2020

America’s meat packing facilities now operating close to normal

Meat packing facilities in the United States hit hard by COVID-19 issues since March are now operating at close to normal capacity again…Read More

Beef Central, June 11, 2020

Weekly kill: ‘Over-valued’ Aussie dollar drags down beef export competitiveness

The continuing surge in value of the Aussie dollar has distracted beef exporters from the ongoing issue of limited cattle supply this week…Read More

Jon Condon, June 10, 2020

New products: Data loggers aid in chilled export beef performance

With a growing proportion of Australian red meat leaving these shores in retail-ready chilled form, next generation data-loggers are providing greater insight into cold-chain performance once the product leaves the processing plant…Read More

Beef Central, June 5, 2020

TFI takes 50pc stake in Victorian processor, Frew Group

South Australian-based meat processor Thomas Foods International has bought a 50pc stake in Victoria smallstock operator Frew Group. The two family-owned businesses said today they will join forces under a new corporate structure from 1 July, to grow national and global markets for high quality Australian meat…Read More

Terry Sim, May 28, 2020

Weekly kill: Some northern grids lift, while southern cow market on fire

Some processor grid offers in Queensland have risen this week, while southern Australian saleyards cow prices continue to fire on all cylinders. Flow of cattle into southern Queensland plants is looking tighter this week, and there are suggestions that at least one large export plant may skip days next week, as a result…Read More

Jon Condon, May 26, 2020

Weekly kill: Southern rates lift, in response to saleyards price surge

Direct consignment slaughter cattle rates lifted another 20c/kg in places in southern states over the past week, in response to surges in saleyards prices…Read More

Jon Condon, May 19, 2020

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