Processing

2023 beef processing plant seasonal closures and 2024 opening dates

Jon Condon, 21/11/2023

MOST Eastern Australian beef processors have now finalised their 2023 seasonal closure and 2024 season opening dates.

Listed below is a preliminary schedule – subject to weather disruptions, as always.

The overwhelming majority of processors will close their 2023 seasons on Monday 18 December.

Note that some dates represent last kill shift, others last boning shift (typically at least one day separation for carcase chilling).

New South Wales:

  • Bindaree Beef Inverell – Fri 22 December, Monday 9 January
  • Northern Cooperative Meat Co, Casino – 15 Dec, 2 January
  • JBS Riverina – 18/12, 4/1
  • JBS Scone – 18/12, 15/1
  • Teys Wagga – public holidays only
  • Teys Tamworth – public holidays only
  • NH Foods Wingham – 21/12, 9/1

Queensland:

  • JBS Townsville – 18/12, 15/1
  • JBS Rockhampton – 18/12, 15/1
  • JBS Dinmore 18/12, 4/1
  • JBS Beef City 18/12, 4/1
  • Teys Beenleigh – One shift right through except public holidays, second shift returns 12/1
  • Teys Biloela – 7/12, 8/1 (amended)
  • Teys Rockhampton – 22/12 (last bone), 22/1 (amended)
  • NH Foods Oakey – 21/12, 5/1
  • NH Foods Borthwicks Mackay – 22/12, 15/1
  • ACC Cannon Hill – public holidays only
  • John Dee, Warwick – 20/12, 9/1
  • Kilcoy Global Foods, Kilcoy – 21/12, 5/1

Victoria:

  • JBS Brooklyn – 18/12, 15/1
  • AMG Dandenong – 24/12, 1/1
  • Greenham Tongala – 22/12, 7/1
  • Greenham Moe – 22/12, 7/1
  • Midfield Meats, Warrnambool – public holidays only
  • Bindaree Cooma – 22/12, 2/1

South Australia:

  • Teys Naracoorte – public holidays only
  • Thomas Foods Murray Bridge – 22/12, 3/1

Tasmania:

  • JBS Longford – 18/12, 15/1
  • Greenham Smithton – 22/12, 7/1.

 

 

 

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