Elevated start to 2019 Australian red meat exports

Demand and supply trends have commenced 2019 much like they finished 2018. Drought and elevated numbers on feed have kept kill floors busy and pushed more product onto the export market, supported by a softer A$ and strong global demand. However, an unresolved US-China trade war and Brexit continue to fuel economic and political uncertainty, […]

Cattle industry weathers tough start to 2019

Ongoing drought in many production areas of Australia combined with unprecedented flooding in north-west Queensland in February has resulted in the largest drop in the national herd in decades, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) Cattle Industry Projections April update. The national herd is expected to decline 7.7% to 25.2 million head in the […]

Aussie beef showcases its sustainability credentials in Japan

With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics aiming to be the ‘greenest games ever’, food sustainability has become a hot topic in Japan, Australia’s largest beef export market. To ensure the Australian beef industry is recognised as a global leader on the issue of sustainability, Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) Japan hosted the inaugural Aussie Beef Sustainability […]

Beef Week gives students first hand knowledge of the beef industry

A Quirindi High School student has returned a winner from Wingham Beef Week. QHS Cattle Team Captain, Beau Mulholland was placed second in the Senior Judging section from a strong group of 100, 17 year old Students. Beau was one of 15 QHS students who went to Wingham.  Winner: QHS Cattle Team Captain, Beau Mulholland […]

Two thirds of red meat processors hampered by labour issues

ALMOST two thirds of Australia’s red meat processors are prevented from running at capacity due to what the Australian Meat Industry Council calls a ‘Labour Deficit Epidemic’ in regional Australia. In a discussion paper released by AMIC in the lead-up to the Federal Election, the council is calling on both major parties to address the […]

Australia’s reputation for producing clean, green and safe red meat products is a major factor underpinning our exporting success

In order to ensure the quality and integrity of our beef, sheepmeat and goatmeat – and protect this valuable reputation – MLA and the wider red meat industry have implemented a number of traceability and quality assurance programs. With many countries demanding full traceability from paddock to plate, these programs are essential to ensure both […]

Meat processors say the next government must address their labour shortages

Australia’s red meat processing industry has called on both major parties to commit to helping the sector overcome its chronic shortage of labour. Two thirds of Australia’s red meat processors can’t operate at full capacity because of what they are calling a “labour deficit epidemic” in regional Australia. With the federal election just three weeks […]

Mobile abattoir to improve animal welfare, quality of produce, takes to the road to the delight of station hands

One of Australia’s first mobile abattoirs has been built in an effort to improve animal welfare and the quality of meat produced on Australian farms. Key points: Mobile abattoirs reduce the live transport of cattle and improve animal welfare A mobile abattoir in NSW can process 10–12 head of cattle daily The multi-million dollar cost […]

Australian Meat Scientist Claims Maggot Sausage Will Feed the World

Larvae could be used to replace some protein levels in chicken feed. Professor Louwrens Hoffman says insect larvae could also be produced as a product from ‘upcycled waste’ including sewage. ( Freeimages.com ) Eat your breakfast before reading on. Many Americans gag at the thought of maggots, locusts or other alternative insect-proteins. But Louwrens Hoffman, […]