Australia’s domestic goat market goes gangbusters in global pandemic with Queensland ‘leading the way’

Graziers and processors are no longer riding on the sheep’s back, as many look to the domestic goat market to save them from the global pandemic downturn. COVID-19 wreaked havoc on worldwide supply chains, forcing processors to pivot to domestic markets for opportunities. Over the past 12 months, the domestic goat market in Australia has been going from […]

British, Australian food standard differences causing angst in free trade deal

The differences in food and agriculture standards between the United Kingdom and Australia are emerging as issues of concern in the coming free trade deal. British farmers, environmentalists and consumers fear imports from Australia will compromise the UK’s high animal welfare and food standards. The differences range from the use of hormones to pesticides and more […]

WA sheep producers go into buying mode after sell-off

THE flow of Western Australian sheep to the eastern states is expected to slow with improved seasonal and market conditions, with the state’s producers already in flock rebuild mode. And despite recent interstate sale figures leading Meat & Livestock Australia to suggest the WA Merino flock had been “substantially liquidated” by recent west-to-east sales, most […]

Farming myths continue to plague the Australian chicken industry despite high domestic consumption

In new figures released by The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES, March 2021) the consumption of chicken meat by Australians is forecast to reach 46.4kg per person in 2020-21, making Australian consumers amongst the highest consumers of chicken meat in the world. Providing insights into why Australians’ love their chicken so much […]

JBS acquires Australian pork processor Rivalea

SÃO PAULO – JBS S.A. signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Rivalea Holdings Pty. Ltd. and 100% of Oxdale Dairy Enterprise Pty. Ltd. from Singapore-listed food company QAF Limited for $135 million. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals including the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) […]

Export opportunities for Australian poultry products to Korea

Australia and Korea are working to restore trade in poultry products Korea is currently experiencing an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). Millions of birds on poultry farms are being culled. This is limiting the ability of Korean poultry producers to meet domestic demand. In response, Korea has removed import tariffs on imported eggs […]

JBS says cyber attack recovery now almost complete

OPERATIONS are rapidly returning to normal for JBS meat processing plants on either side of the Pacific, following last weekend’s cyber attack and ransom demand that has paralysed the company’s US and Australian businesses. The company’s swift response, robust IT systems and encrypted backup servers had allowed for a rapid recovery, the company said overnight. JBS’s US […]

Australia’s sheep flock is showing signs of recovery

AUSTRALIA’S sheep flock is expected to rebound to more than 68 million this year as more ewes and ewe lambs are retained for breeding, encouraged by stronger meat and wool prices. Meat and Livestock Australia today said Australia’s sheep flock continues to undergo a significant rebuilding phase and is predicted to grow by 6.3 percent […]