Australia

New abattoir to create 80 jobs

New abattoir to create 80 jobs

By Aidan Fortune

Australian family-owned pastoral business Angus Pastoral Company is to build its own on-farm boutique abattoir, creating more than 80 new jobs. Construction is expected to take approximately 13 months.

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.

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.

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.

The Australian meat industry has condemned an alleged illegal slaughterhouse in Victoria (stock photo)

Illegal abattoir condemned by meat industry

By Aidan Fortune

The Australian meat industry has called for harsh sanctions against an alleged illegal abattoir in Victoria that has been exposed as part of an undercover surveillance operation.