All news articles for August 2019

Expanded focus for Anuga Meat 2019

Expanded focus for Anuga Meat 2019

By Aidan Fortune

More than 1,000 meat industry exhibitors representing 50 countries will be present for Anuga 2019 in Cologne.

Wellard moves ahead with vessel sale

Wellard moves ahead with vessel sale

By Aidan Fortune

Australian livestock haulier Wellard’s sale of its vessel MS Ocean Swagman is back on course after a choppy period involving another potential customer.

Valley Oaks Steak Company to shut down

Valley Oaks Steak Company to shut down

By Aidan Fortune

US beef processor Valley Oaks Steak Company has announced that it is to cease production citing severe backlash against expansion plans.

AMIC urges harmonised animal welfare standards

AMIC urges harmonised animal welfare standards

By Aidan Fortune

The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) has called on state and federal governments to work together to create national standards for animal welfare across the supply chain.

Silver Fern Farms to close pelt plant

Silver Fern Farms to close pelt plant

By Aidan Fortune

New Zealand sheep meat producer Silver Fern Farms has announced plans to close its pelt processing operation at its Fairton pelt house site following a review.

Two South African ostrich meat companies are set to merge

South African ostrich meat merger approved

By Aidan Fortune

The South African Competition Tribunal has conditionally approved a merger between the country’s largest ostrich processing companies, Klein Karoo International and Mosstrich, subject to several conditions.

Smithfield Foods has made advancements in its renewable natural gas project

Smithfield Foods progresses gas project

By Aidan Fortune

US processor Smithfield Foods, along with Dominion Energy, has broken ground on what is being described as North Carolina’s largest renewable natural gas (RNG) project.

The ICE raids led to the detainment of 680 poultry workers

ICE raids fall-out raises immigrant policy questions

By Aidan Fortune

Almost 700 poultry plant workers in Mississippi were detained last week in a massive US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operation. However subsequent investigations have led to questions being asked of the country’s immigration policies.