Consultations on EU Indications welcomed by meat industry taskforce

This week’s launch of public consultations on the use of Geographic Indications as part of the Australia-European Union Free Trade Agreement have been welcomed by Meat & Livestock Australia. A Geographical Indication identifies the product originating in a specific region or locality. The chair of the Australia-EU Red Meat Market Access Taskforce Andrew McDonald said […]

Outback droving families dying out as younger generations leave industry

Generations of droving families have been running cattle through outback Queensland, but that could soon end as young people leave the regions in search of other opportunities. Key points: Generations of drovers are still running cattle through outback Queensland But an annual reunion was cancelled last year due to falling numbers The Stockman’s Hall of […]

Growth Prospects for the Long Unorganized Indian Meat Industry

There are about 8000 registered and more than 20,000 unregistered slaughterhouses in the country and most of them are devoid of basic amenities like light but this is what we can do. Meat production is largely an unorganized yet vital segment of Indian agriculture. Traditional production systems and disorderly practices have flawed the image of […]

Enough is enough: meat industry fed up after more illegal activism

THE peak industry body for Australia’s red meat industry has expressed its disgust with an activist who vandalised a butcher shop in Brisbane today, and is calling on the Government to recognise that anti-meat activism is affecting businesses across the supply chain and must be stamped out. The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) represents retailers, […]

Red meat industry needs to sharpen response to changing consumer preferences

AUSTRALIA’S red meat sector should not over-react to animal activism or veganism, but nor should it underestimate the advent of alternative proteins or the importance of sustainability, the first Herefords Australia Beef Forum was told at Hamilton yesterday. Meat & Livestock Australia managing director Jason Strong told 150 delegates at the south-west Victorian forum that the […]

ICMJ’s 2019 Wagga workshop to celebrate 30 years

ONE of the red meat industry’s most successful capability-building programs, the Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association, will celebrate its first 30 years in July. The 2019 Australian ICMJ workshop and competition will be held at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW, from 9–14 July, supported by MLA and the Australian Meat Processors Corporation. In a […]