Weekly kill: Weather again plays havoc with processing operations

Conditions like this have been common for slaughter cattle transport in the past few months FURTHER wet weather is playing havoc with beef processing operations across eastern Australia this week, with many plants scheduling kills at 50 percent or even less of realistic operating capacity. The weather disruptions have become an underlying feature of beef processing across the five eastern states since July-August, adding to an already extremely difficult procurement challenge caused by a beef herd at 20-year lows caused by earlier drought. Feedback from processors across Queensland NSW and Victoria suggests many plants are scheduling additional dark-days this week,…

Source: Beef Central
Weekly kill: Weather again plays havoc with processing operations