Processing

Weekly kill: Weather again the key focus for upcoming cattle supply

Weather is again shaping as the key influence in processor access to slaughter cattle over the next ten days, with BOM reporting the likelihood of more heavy rain across large parts of NSW, southwest Queensland into the Channel Country and across parts of Victoria…Read More

Jon Condon, 04/10/2022

Weekly kill: Grids rise, despite deeper processor losses

There’s been further rises in Queensland export processors’ slaughter grid offers this week – driven in no small part by intense competition for local slaughter cattle from southern Australian processors who are being starved of cattle at home…Read More

Beef Central, 27/09/2022

TFI receives $5m govt grant to upgrade new Bourke plant

One of Australia’s largest meat processing companies will upgrade its smallstock facilities and expand operations at Bourke, with a $5 million grant from the NSW Government…Read More

Beef Central, 23/09/2022

WA’s Western Meat Packers buys Bunbury beef/sheepmeat plant

Western Australian beef and sheepmeat processor Western Meat Packers has bought the mothballed former Goodchild Abattoirs business near Bunbury, in the state’s south…Read More

Beef Central, 21/09/2022

Weekly kill: Red ink prevails, as live cattle and meat prices de-couple

Beef processors are again notching up hefty losses on scarce slaughter cattle, as Australian beef remains largely out-of-touch in key international meat markets…Read More

Jon Condon, 20/09/2022

Weekly kill: Warm weather and early grass growth further limiting supply

Spring has sprung, as the famous poem by Ogden Nash goes, and the warm early start this year combined with abundant soil moisture and prolific early grass growth is helping further limit slaughter cattle turnoff, as producers opt to maximise weight before committing cattle for slaughter.
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Jon Condon, 13/09/2022

Processors ACC and Greenham adopt MEQ objective carcase measurement tech

Large export beef processors Australian Country Choice and HW Greenham will be the first commercial beef adopters of the new MEQ Probe objective carcase assessment technology…Read More

Beef Central, 13/09/2022

Weekly kill: Rain continues to play havoc with processing operations

Rain continues to play havoc with beef processing operations across parts of eastern Australia, with plants from Rockhampton to Melbourne anticipating more dark days this week or next due to cattle supply challenges…Read More

Jon Condon, 06/09/2022

Service kills may represent 30pc of Australian beef processing output  

Beef Central has taken a deep dive into the service kill segment of the Australian beef industry, and come up with some startling statistics about the segment’s size and rapidly changing shape ..Read More

Jon Condon, 05/09/2022

Weekly kill: Rain again hampers kills in Qld, NSW

In a recurring theme that has echoed through much of eastern Australia’s 2022 beef processing season, rain is again disrupting slaughter cattle supply across large expanses of cattle country…Read More

Jon Condon, 30/08/2022

Geo-thermal technology trial aims to slash VIC processor’s energy bills, carbon footprint

A heat pump hot water generation trial and revamped power supply could see a Victorian meat processing company cut its annual energy and utility costs by more than $500,000…Read More

Beef Central, 25/08/2022

Weekly kill: QLD grids surge higher, as southern buyer pressure continues

‘Mexicans’ from south of the border competing for Queensland slaughter cattle continue to add competitive tension in the northern slaughter cattle market this week, prompting northern operators to raise direct consignment quotes another 20-35c/kg…Read More

Jon Condon, 23/08/2022

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