Tag: Coronavirus

Ship outbreaks reinforce need for national approach to crew safety

The Western Australia Department of Health has re-located 25 crew members from the MV AL Messilah livestock carrier into quarantine isolation at Fremantle today, after yesterday returning positive tests to COVID-19. Source: Beef Central Ship outbreaks reinforce need for national approach to crew safety

NZ shearers and wool handlers jump into trans-Tasman bubble

SEVERAL sheep wool industry workers are among the New Zealanders who have used the new NZ-New South Wales trans-Tasman COVID-19 bubble to work in Australia’s eastern states. Source: Sheep Central NZ shearers and wool handlers jump into trans-Tasman bubble

International Beef Alliance challenges border testing for COVID

Seven major beef producing and exporting countries which met online this week for annual talks have expressed deep concern at the imposition of border testing for COVID-19 that is not based on international Codex standards. Source: Beef Central International Beef Alliance challenges border testing for COVID

COVID-19 put the brakes on China’s already stalling foreign investment

Disruptions to global economic activity that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted foreign direct investment, including China’s investment abroad, a recent NAB report suggests. Source: Beef Central COVID-19 put the brakes on China’s already stalling foreign investment

CSIRO shows COVID can survive on surfaces longer than previously thought

Researchers at CSIRO have found that the COVID virus can survive for up to 28 days on common surfaces including stainless steel, banknotes and glass – up to ten days longer than the common influenza virus on some surfaces. Source: Beef Central CSIRO shows COVID can survive on surfaces longer than previously thought

Central Victorian health authority rolls out saliva COVID-19 testing

Workers at Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm in Lockwood will start having saliva tests for COVID-19 from next week as health authorities attempt to quash the virus from regional Victoria. Source: ABC Livestock Central Victorian health authority rolls out saliva COVID-19 testing

China’s stance on COVID testing providing big disincentive for exporters

China’s increasingly onerous testing of imported chilled and frozen food products for COVID is providing a big disincentive for red meat exporters in Australia and elsewhere, a webinar audience was told this week.   Source: Beef Central China’s stance on COVID testing providing big disincentive for exporters

Victorian meat workers to undergo COVID-19 surveillance testing

A QUARTER of workers in Victoria’s larger meat processors will have to be tested for COVID-19 every week, in an initiative announced by the State Government today. Source: Sheep Central Victorian meat workers to undergo COVID-19 surveillance testing

VIC meat processor restrictions eased, but full capacity needed

COMPETITION for livestock, especially lambs and sheep, is expected to increase at eastern state saleyards with the easing of workforce capacity restrictions on Victorian red meat processors. Victorian Premier Daniel… Source: Sheep Central VIC meat processor restrictions eased, but full capacity needed

Restrictions eased for VIC meat processors

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews yesterday announced an easing of the 67pc peak workforce limit on red meat processing businesses to 90pc in regional areas and to 80pc in metropolitan Melbourne from today. Source: Beef Central Restrictions eased for VIC meat processors

No confirmation yet on easing for VIC meat processing restrictions

VICTORIAN Premier Daniel Andrews today said he couldn’t confirm any announcements on the easing of COVID-19 workforce restrictions on meat processors this Sunday.   Source: Beef Central No confirmation yet on easing for VIC meat processing restrictions

Ag worker code opens up southern borders

A new agricultural worker code that comes into effect tomorrow will provide a single permit system for the movement of agricultural workers, contractors and farmers crossing the NSW, Victorian and SA borders. Source: Grain Central Ag worker code opens up southern borders

VIC Premier can’t confirm easing of meat processor restrictions

VICTORIAN Premier Daniel today said he couldn’t confirm any announcements would be made this Sunday on the easing of COVID-19 workforce restrictions on meat processors. Source: Sheep Central VIC Premier can’t confirm easing of meat processor restrictions

Farmers say regional Victoria can’t wait for metro Melbourne

VICTORIAN farmers have called for the State Government to empower the regions in the state’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic by implementing an Agriculture Workers’ Code and easing meat processor workforce restrictions. Source: Sheep Central Farmers say regional Victoria can’t wait for metro Melbourne

Research supports theory that foodstuffs and packaging may harbour COVID virus

Recent research conducted jointly by universities in Singapore and Ireland has supported the view that packaged chilled and frozen foodstuffs may potentially contribute to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Source: Beef Central Research supports theory that foodstuffs and packaging may harbour COVID virus

Processors looking on, as COVID restrictions ease in regional VIC

Victoria’s regional meat processors are no closer to knowing if or when workforce restrictions will be further eased, as the state government yesterday announced that regional Victoria will move to step three of its coronavirus reopening plan from midnight tonight. Source: Beef Central Processors looking on, as COVID restrictions ease in regional VIC

Cattle price forecast revised down in ABARES Sept quarter outlook

After forecasting a significant uplift in cattle prices three months ago ABARES has wound back its forecast, due largely to ongoing COVID-19 impacts on global demand. Source: Beef Central Cattle price forecast revised down in ABARES Sept quarter outlook

Crop sector leads ag’s drought recovery despite COVID-19: ABARES

Agriculture’s crop-led recovery from drought remains on track but falling prices and global economic uncertainty from COVID-19 are forecast to temper earnings, according to ABARES. Source: Grain Central Crop sector leads ag’s drought recovery despite COVID-19: ABARES

Debate in beef sector over JobKeeper's influence on meatworker job cuts

Claims that JobKeeper led to hundreds of a jobs cut at an abattoir in Queensland have been challenged by the labour hire company at the centre of the criticism. Source: ABC Livestock Debate in beef sector over JobKeeper’s influence on meatworker job cuts

Fewer COVID-19 cases bodes well for regional meat processors

VICTORIA’S regional meat processors could have their workforce restrictions eased as early as next week if the regional COVID-19 rolling case average remains below critical trigger levels. Source: Sheep Central Fewer COVID-19 cases bodes well for regional meat processors

JobKeeper blamed as Australia's biggest meat processor axes 600 workers

Hundreds of jobs are set to go as JBS scales back operations at its Dinmore plant. Critics say JobKeeper has “tilted the playing field” and forced the company’s hand. Source: ABC Livestock JobKeeper blamed as Australia’s biggest meat processor axes 600 workers

Record bull sale despite COVID-19 restrictions

Renowned Santa Gertrudis stud Yulgilbar Station grosses $919,500 at its stud sale. Source: ABC Livestock Record bull sale despite COVID-19 restrictions

Lamb industry seeks clarity on meat processor roadmap

VICTORIA’S Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes has offered no insight into how the state’s red meat processors might progress to lower COVID-19 workforce restrictions as the spring lamb turn-off begins. Source: Sheep Central Lamb industry seeks clarity on meat processor roadmap

Nationals leader calls for roadmap to open up meat processing

VICTORIAN red meat processors in communities with no COVID-19 cases should not have their workforce levels restricted, according to Nationals leader Peter Walsh. Source: Sheep Central Nationals leader calls for roadmap to open up meat processing

Victorian red meat processor COVID-19 restrictions stay in force

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says the state’s red meat processors will stay under current COVID-19 workforce restrictions for “the foreseeable future”, despite conceding they are operating “probably at their lowest risk rating ever.” Source: Beef Central Victorian red meat processor COVID-19 restrictions stay in force

Victorian red meat processor COVID-19 restrictions stay in force

VICTORIAN Premier Daniel Andrews has said the state’s red meat processors will stay under current COVID-19 workforce restrictions for “the foreseeable future” despite conceding they are operating “probably at their lowest risk rating ever”. Source: Sheep Central Victorian red meat processor COVID-19 restrictions stay in force

The downs – and ups – of COVID-19 for red meat supply chains

In the six months since the World Health Organisation declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic there have been a range of impacts on red meat exports and supply chains – and not all negative, a webinar was told yesterday. Source: Beef Central The downs – and ups – of COVID-19 for red meat… Read more »

VIC processor Midfield employs Smart Badges to minimise COVID-19 risk

Victorian beef and sheepmeat processor Midfield is trialling a new contact tracing technology that could revolutionise the way abattoirs minimise their COVID-19 risk during the global pandemic. Source: Beef Central VIC processor Midfield employs Smart Badges to minimise COVID-19 risk

Growers call for easing of cross-border restrictions on ag workers

Growers have called on tomorrow’s national cabinet meeting to approve a National Agriculture Worker code to allow cross-border access for rural operators. Source: Grain Central Growers call for easing of cross-border restrictions on ag workers

The great divide: Are smaller meat processors being unfairly advantaged by JobKeeper?

Claims continue to fly around this week about distortions in livestock competition brought on by COVID JobKeeper subsidies. So which processors are currently benefiting from Jobkeeper wages support, and which are not? Source: Beef Central The great divide: Are smaller meat processors being unfairly advantaged by JobKeeper?

Ag worker code urgently needed: NSW Farmers

NSW Farmers is calling for an urgent agreement by all Agriculture Ministers to ensure a national agricultural worker movement code can be endorsed by the National Cabinet on Friday.  Source: Beef Central Ag worker code urgently needed: NSW Farmers

JBS Australia resumes lamb and beef processing at Brooklyn

MAJOR red meat processor JBS Australia has resumed lamb and beef processing at its Brooklyn plant after closing about two weeks ago due to COVID-19 infections among staff. Source: Sheep Central JBS Australia resumes lamb and beef processing at Brooklyn

Colac lamb processor continues despite new COVID-19 case

COLAC sheep meat processor, the Australian Lamb Company, has dropped its afternoon shift, but maintained production after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. Source: Sheep Central Colac lamb processor continues despite new COVID-19 case

Restrictions to ease on NSW-Vic, Vic-SA borders

The strict COVID-19 travel restrictions along the NSW-Victoria and Victoria-SA borders will be eased slightly in coming days, allowing freer movement over a wider area for farmers and agricultural service providers.   Source: Beef Central Restrictions to ease on NSW-Vic, Vic-SA borders

Restrictions to ease on NSW-Vic, Vic-SA borders

The strict COVID-19 travel restrictions along the NSW-Victoria and Victoria-SA borders will be eased slightly in coming days, allowing freer movement over a wider area for farmers and agricultural service providers. Source: Grain Central Restrictions to ease on NSW-Vic, Vic-SA borders

Qld-NSW border opens to agricultural workers, NSW launches ‘help harvest’ website

An exemption allowing farmers and agribusiness workers to cross the Queensland-New South Wales border was confirmed on Saturday, which should end three weeks of disruption and uncertainty for agricultural enterprises and service providers with business operations in both states. Source: Beef Central Qld-NSW border opens to agricultural workers, NSW launches ‘help harvest’ website

Queensland eases border restrictions for ‘essential’ agriculture

The Queensland Government will open the way for farmers and rural service providers to more easily cross between Queensland and NSW, declaring agriculture an essential service under the COVID-19 border restrictions. Source: Grain Central Queensland eases border restrictions for ‘essential’ agriculture

‘Help Harvest NSW’ to help secure ag workers for bumper harvest

NSW has today launched a new one-stop resource which will help agriculture overcome a COVID-induced labour shortage and get unemployed Australians into critical work. Source: Grain Central ‘Help Harvest NSW’ to help secure ag workers for bumper harvest

Shearing contractors and growers warned on COVID-19 risks

COVID-19 transmission into and through Victoria’s meat processing sector was used to highlight virus risks to shearing and wool industry workers in a webinar yesterday. Source: Sheep Central Shearing contractors and growers warned on COVID-19 risks

Coronavirus disrupts Philippines trade rebuild, but positive signs remain

The Philippines, a once major market for Australian cattle where the two major importers operate closed-loop systems, appeared to be on track to re-emerge as a larger buyer at the start of this year. Then Covid happened. Source: Beef Central Coronavirus disrupts Philippines trade rebuild, but positive signs remain

‘One very stressed livestock owner’: Borders blocking producers from stock

Invisible lines on maps have become impenetrable barriers preventing producers with properties in different states from checking on the welfare of their livestock, as calls grow for common sense to prevail in regional areas.  Source: Beef Central ‘One very stressed livestock owner’: Borders blocking producers from stock

'Suffer and die': Vet says pets in danger if cross-border clients denied entry

From Friday, South Australia will impose tighter travel restrictions on Victorians to reduce coronavirus risk. But for some in border towns, it will mean being cut off from essential services. Source: ABC Livestock ‘Suffer and die’: Vet says pets in danger if cross-border clients denied entry

COVID consumer changes drive dramatic 6.9pc sales growth for Coles

The startling COVID-driven change in consumer behaviour during the April-June quarter was the main factor in a dramatic increase in sales and profit for Coles last financial year, annual results announced yesterday revealed. Source: Beef Central COVID consumer changes drive dramatic 6.9pc sales growth for Coles

Call for national ag permit to ease cross-border constraints

GrainGrowers has called for a national code that will enable the safe movement of agricultural workers for the forthcoming harvest in an era of COVID-19 border restrictions. Source: Grain Central Call for national ag permit to ease cross-border constraints

Permits for farmers and ag workers outside NSW-Vic border zone

Farmers and critical agricultural workers who reside outside the Border Region Zone in Victoria will now have a new pathway to enter NSW and move outside the ‘border bubble’ for work. NSW Farmers has welcomed the news but added the system needs to be extended to Qld. Source: Beef Central Permits for farmers and… Read more »

Victorian agriculture workers can now cross into NSW without quarantining

Farmers, contractors and those employed in the agriculture sector can now cross from Victoria into New South Wales without quarantining in Sydney for two weeks. Source: ABC Livestock Victorian agriculture workers can now cross into NSW without quarantining

Call for permit system to ease border closure constraints

NSW Farmers is backing calls for an agriculture permit system to address disruptions to routine farm management activities due to COVID-19 border closures. Source: Beef Central Call for permit system to ease border closure constraints

Call for permit system to ease border closure constraints on agriculture

NSW Farmers is backing calls for an agriculture permit system to address disruptions to routine farm management activities due to COVID-19 border closures. Source: Grain Central Call for permit system to ease border closure constraints on agriculture

Border closures play havoc with ag consultancy businesses

Agricultural consultancies along the borders of Australia’s eastern states are among the many businesses and individuals grappling with the challenge of operating under the strictures of the latest border closures. Source: Grain Central Border closures play havoc with ag consultancy businesses

'Supply chains will be let down': Pressure ramps up to resolve cross-border issues

The Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud is urging states to resolve major issues for residents and workers in rural and regional communities caused by recent border closures. Source: ABC Livestock ‘Supply chains will be let down’: Pressure ramps up to resolve cross-border issues

COVID border crisis unfairly impacting farmers, says Sen McKenzie

State government border closures due to COVID were impacting livestock and other food production and needed to be addressed urgently, Nationals Senate Leader Bridget McKenzie said this afternoon. Source: Beef Central COVID border crisis unfairly impacting farmers, says Sen McKenzie

Meat union backs JBS on COVID Jobkeeper payment distortions

The Australian Meat Industry Employees’ Union has questioned the impact that JobKeeper is having within the meat processing industry, saying loopholes have created an uneven playing field when it comes to competition for livestock. Source: Beef Central Meat union backs JBS on COVID Jobkeeper payment distortions

JBS employees win COVID-19 payments as Brooklyn plant closes

MAJOR meat processor JBS Australia has announced its employees will be receive COVID-19 pandemic leave payments as it starts the process of closing its meat processing facility in Brooklyn, Victoria, for an indefinite period. Source: Sheep Central JBS employees win COVID-19 payments as Brooklyn plant closes

Harvesters hope to clear Queensland COVID hurdle

Contract harvesters in NSW and Victoria are hoping to gain exemptions from the Qld Government which will allow them to harvest crops in Qld in the face of new restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19. Source: Grain Central Harvesters hope to clear Queensland COVID hurdle

Pre-shift COVID-19 testing could maximise regional meat worker jobs

COULD regional Victorian meat processors that have avoided COVID-19 outbreaks this year be offered a different deal to the state-wide workforce cuts being applied over the next six weeks? Deakin University epidemiology chair Professor Catherine Bennett thinks so…. Source: Sheep Central Pre-shift COVID-19 testing could maximise regional meat worker jobs

COVID’s second wave is distorting domestic meat market in previously unseen ways

The second wave of COVID-related consumer demand being seen for red meat this week – most evident in Victoria and NSW, but gradually extending into other states – is pushing wholesale buying patterns in some unusual and even unique directions. Source: Beef Central COVID’s second wave is distorting domestic meat market in previously unseen… Read more »

High wheat production ensures Australia’s grain security in COVID era

As a new round of COVID-19 restrictions raises consumer concerns, Australians have been reassured there is no threat to food security with the nation producing far more wheat than domestic demand could consume. Source: Grain Central High wheat production ensures Australia’s grain security in COVID era

Recruitment: Ag appointments slow during early COVID stage, but now in recovery

While many agribusinesses held off making key staff appointments during the early stages of COVID-19 over the April-May period due to uncertainty, there is now renewed interest in moving forward, Agricultural Appointments’ Dr Ray Johnson suggests Source: Beef Central Recruitment: Ag appointments slow during early COVID stage, but now in recovery

Vic Govt clarifies COVID processing limitations

Small Victorian meat processors will be exempted from workforce cuts being enforced as part of Stage Four COVID-19 restrictions coming into force across the state after midnight Friday, as Premier Daniel Andrews provides further detail around tighter processor operating conditions across the state. Source: Beef Central Vic Govt clarifies COVID processing limitations

Small Victorian meat processors exempt from COVID-19 cuts

SMALL Victorian meat processors will be exempted from workforce cuts being enforced as part of Stage Four COVID-19 restrictions coming into force across the state after midnight Friday. Source: Sheep Central Small Victorian meat processors exempt from COVID-19 cuts

MLA assures domestic consumers on lockdown meat supplies

MEAT & Livestock Australia has assured consumers the Stage Four COVID-19 lockdown processor workforce reductions in Victoria are not anticipated to create domestic product shortages. Source: Sheep Central MLA assures domestic consumers on lockdown meat supplies

Victorian meat processor workforce COVID-19 cuts to vary

VICTORIAN Premier Daniel Andrews today indicated the State Government was working on tailoring its required workforce cuts to different meat processing sectors under new Stage Four COVID-19 restrictions. Source: Sheep Central Victorian meat processor workforce COVID-19 cuts to vary

Vic Premier proposes ‘tailored approach’ to COVID processor restrictions

VICTORIAN Premier Daniel Andrews today indicated the State Government was working on tailoring its required workforce cuts to different meat processing sectors under the state’s new Stage Four COVID-19 restrictions, which come into effect at midnight on Friday. Source: Beef Central Vic Premier proposes ‘tailored approach’ to COVID processor restrictions

Victorian abattoirs move to clarify new COVID-19 workforce rule

VICTORIAN meat processors were today reorganising to meet and clarify new Stage Four COVID-19 lockdown restrictions that will mean cuts to their workforces by a third of daily peak production capacity levels. Source: Sheep Central Victorian abattoirs move to clarify new COVID-19 workforce rule

What do Victoria’s new COVID regulations mean for meat processing?

VICTORIAN meat processors were today reorganising to meet and clarify new Stage Four COVID-19 lockdown restrictions that will mean cuts to their workforces by a third of daily peak production capacity levels. Source: Beef Central What do Victoria’s new COVID regulations mean for meat processing?

‘Essential’ farm machinery, ag production carry on under Victorian COVID lockdown

Agricultural food production and the farm machinery sector will continue to operate relatively normally under the strict, new COVID-19 restrictions imposed on Melbourne and regional Victoria this week. Source: Grain Central ‘Essential’ farm machinery, ag production carry on under Victorian COVID lockdown

Victorian meat processors to cut output under new COVID-19 rules

VICTORIAN meat processors will have to cut back production by a third and implement significant workplace safety measures after midnight Friday this week under new Stage Four COVID-19 restrictions announced today. Source: Sheep Central Victorian meat processors to cut output under new COVID-19 rules

Victorian processors limited to two-thirds of capacity, under tight new Govt rules

VICTORIAN meat processors will have to cut back production by one third and implement significant workplace safety measures after midnight Wednesday this week under new Stage Four COVID-19 restrictions announced by the Premier Daniel Andrews this afternoon. Source: Beef Central Victorian processors limited to two-thirds of capacity, under tight new Govt rules

MLA cancels Red Meat 2020 event due to COVID-19

MEAT & Livestock Australia has announced its annual Red Meat event will not take place this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Source: Sheep Central MLA cancels Red Meat 2020 event due to COVID-19

Mixed lamb market results as rain and COVID-19 impacts hit

LAMB and sheep prices generally lifted in saleyards last week as rainfall sucked supplies out of some northern markets, while exporter competition due to COVID-19 impacts firmed as plants planned the resumption of operations. Source: Sheep Central Mixed lamb market results as rain and COVID-19 impacts hit

Australia to hold line on free trade despite COVID-19 upheaval

Australia will continue to promote and pursue free trade on the global stage despite the threat of the COVID pandemic pushing countries towards greater protectionism. Source: Grain Central Australia to hold line on free trade despite COVID-19 upheaval

COVID-19 case forces second closure of Cedar Meats abattoir

WEST Melbourne sheep, goat and calf processor Cedar Meats has been forced to close for second time to this year due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Source: Sheep Central COVID-19 case forces second closure of Cedar Meats abattoir

Pandemic can't stop nine billion bees on their way to Victoria's almond crops

Australia’s largest annual mass migration of livestock is underway in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to reduce the risk of people getting stung, the bulk of the work is happening at night when most of us are sleeping. Source: ABC Livestock Pandemic can’t stop nine billion bees on their way to Victoria’s… Read more »

MLA’s Red Meat 2020 event cancelled

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) on Friday announcts that its annual Red Meat event will not take place this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Source: Beef Central MLA’s Red Meat 2020 event cancelled

Sheep Producers Australia supports COVID-19 collaboration

PEAK industry body Sheep Producers Australia has called for greater ‘ground level’ collaboration by government authorities with livestock processors to ensure red meat supplies continue. Source: Sheep Central Sheep Producers Australia supports COVID-19 collaboration

Are JobKeeper payments creating an unlevel playing field in the cattle market?

Suggestions have been raised this week that Government JobKeeper payments being received by some processing industry personnel are helping to distort competition for livestock – in what is already an incredibly competitive slaughter cattle supply environment this year. Source: Beef Central Are JobKeeper payments creating an unlevel playing field in the cattle market?

COVID-19, stocks reporting impact grain industry: AGIC

Will the COVID-19 pandemic and domestic turmoil in the United States disrupt that nation’s agriculture and create new opportunities for Australian grain exporters on the world market? Source: Grain Central COVID-19, stocks reporting impact grain industry: AGIC

Australian Lamb Company plans its comeback from COVID-19

VICTORIAN meat processor, the Australian Lamb Company at Colac, is planning to re-open on Monday next week, after being closed for about two weeks due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Source: Sheep Central Australian Lamb Company plans its comeback from COVID-19

COVID lessons helping make food supply chains more resilient

Major food supply chain partners Coles and JBS Australia gave some insights into the problems and solutions found in red meat supply onto the domestic market during recent COVID-19 challenges during a webinar hosted by the Food Agility CRC this week.  Source: Beef Central COVID lessons helping make food supply chains more resilient

AA Co remains upbeat, despite past year’s COVID, drought and market challenges

A ‘simpler, more efficient’ Australian Agricultural Co has allowed the business to continue to roll out its branded beef strategy and respond to challenges created by COVID-19, shareholders were told at this morning’s 2020 Annual General Meeting. Source: Beef Central AA Co remains upbeat, despite past year’s COVID, drought and market challenges

JBS Brooklyn returns to work

Victoria’s largest meat processing facility – JBS Australia’s Brooklyn abattoir – is gradually returning to full production after suffering a COVID-19 outbreak about three weeks ago. Source: Beef Central JBS Brooklyn returns to work

Vic processor Midfield flies in meat inspectors to keep plant running

Victorian meat processor Midfield has had to fly in coronavirus-free inspectors from interstate to keep its plant running after a brief closure last week to test all its workers for COVID-19. Source: Beef Central Vic processor Midfield flies in meat inspectors to keep plant running

Midfield flies in meat inspectors to keep lamb and beef chains going

VICTORIAN meat processor Midfield has had to fly in coronavirus-free inspectors from interstate to keep its plant running after a brief closure last week to test all its workers for COVID-19. Source: Sheep Central Midfield flies in meat inspectors to keep lamb and beef chains going

JBS Brooklyn abattoir resumes lamb and beef processing

VICTORIA’S largest meat processing facility – JBS Australia’s Brooklyn abattoir — is gradually returning to full production after suffering a COVID-19 outbreak about three weeks ago. Source: Sheep Central JBS Brooklyn abattoir resumes lamb and beef processing

Call for government to back grain industry through COVID uncertainty

The Federal Government needs to get behind Australian farmers and help them through the challenges of the COVID pandemic by addressing trade, market and regulation issues, according to GrainGrowers Ltd. Source: Grain Central Call for government to back grain industry through COVID uncertainty

Consumers not likely to be impacted by meat processor shutdowns

The shutdown of meat processors in Victoria due to COVID-19 cases among abattoir workers will not affect meat supplies for consumers, industry figures say. Source: ABC Livestock Consumers not likely to be impacted by meat processor shutdowns