Rocky meatworks back in action

IT'S back to business as usual next Tuesday when JBS Swift re-opens its Rockhampton meat processing plant after cyclone damage.
IT'S back to business as usual next Tuesday when JBS Swift re-opens its Rockhampton meat processing plant after cyclone damage.
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IN January 2014, trade weight lambs averaged 402c/kg cwt - fast forward one year and NSW trade lambs were 138c/kg cwt dearer. IN January 2014, trade weight lambs averaged 402c/kg cwt - fast forward one year and NSW trade lambs were 138c/kg cwt dearer.
THE new Qld Labor government has honoured an agreement with Gina Rinehart to buy land in the Mary Valley for dairy production. THE new Qld Labor government has honoured an agreement with Gina Rinehart to buy land in the Mary Valley for dairy production.
VIDEO: AUSTRALIAN woolgrowers now have access to a hand-held, real-time tool to measure their wool micron diameter on-farm. VIDEO: AUSTRALIAN woolgrowers now have access to a hand-held, real-time tool to measure their wool micron diameter on-farm.
PREPARE for price volatility ahead in beef cattle markets, with the spikes pointing mostly upwards, says market analyst Tim McRae. PREPARE for price volatility ahead in beef cattle markets, with the spikes pointing mostly upwards, says market analyst Tim McRae.
AUSTRALIAN livestock producers have today been given a new alternative to selling seedstock with the launch of www.livestock.com.au.
01 Apr 15 AUSTRALIAN livestock producers have today been given a new alternative to selling seedstock with the launch of www.livestock.com.au.
A NEW risk rating system will see livestock facilities deemed 'poor performers' audited for animal welfare issues more closely under ESCAS.
24 Mar 15  31 A NEW risk rating system will see livestock facilities deemed 'poor performers' audited for animal welfare issues more closely under ESCAS. | ESCAS reports ‘sanitised’, says...  | New plan for ESCAS reporting 
THREE months ahead of a RIRDC kangaroo meat export report, Barnaby Joyce has announced the addition of Peru to Australia's export network.
24 Mar 15  4 THREE months ahead of a RIRDC kangaroo meat export report, Barnaby Joyce has announced the addition of Peru to Australia's export network. | Roo market potential knows no...  | Stiff competition for roos 
THE city of Wuzhong plans to become China's biggest domestic and international industrial zone for halal products, says the China Daily.
23 Mar 15 THE city of Wuzhong plans to become China's biggest domestic and international industrial zone for halal products, says the China Daily.
REFORMS to animal feed regulations will cut red tape for livestock producers, says Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce.
20 Mar 15  2 REFORMS to animal feed regulations will cut red tape for livestock producers, says Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce. | More rules for agricultural FDI  | Red tape cuts help govt back to... 
EFFECTIVE biocontrol of wild dogs can be ruled out as a current option for farmers, due to delivery obstacles and welfare concerns.
18 Mar 15 EFFECTIVE biocontrol of wild dogs can be ruled out as a current option for farmers, due to delivery obstacles and welfare concerns. | Move the dingo fence to settle... 
A DEADLY poultry disease spreading through poultry-producing states in the US has the potential to impact the US domestic beef market.
18 Mar 15 A DEADLY poultry disease spreading through poultry-producing states in the US has the potential to impact the US domestic beef market. | IFFCO Poultry sells AACo stake 
THE Claypans stud’s supreme drought at the Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama was broken this year when an upstanding Poll Merino ram from the stud shone through in the judging to be sashed king of the ring and create a new piece of history for the stud.
11 Mar 15 THE Claypans stud’s supreme drought at the Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama was broken this year when an upstanding Poll Merino ram from the stud shone through in the judging to be...
LOCALS are urged to be on the look-out after 110 Merino sheep were stolen from a Collie property.
11 Mar 15 LOCALS are urged to be on the look-out after 110 Merino sheep were stolen from a Collie property.
MUCHEA Livestock Centre (MLC) could hold its trade cattle and sheep sales together on a Tuesday in the future.
09 Mar 15 MUCHEA Livestock Centre (MLC) could hold its trade cattle and sheep sales together on a Tuesday in the future.
AUSTRALIAN pork producers face stiff competition from overseas counterparts, with many beating on the door, asking for the rules on fresh meat imports to be relaxed.
08 Mar 15  1 AUSTRALIAN pork producers face stiff competition from overseas counterparts, with many beating on the door, asking for the rules on fresh meat imports to be relaxed.
SOUTH-east NSW has received a $100,000 boost for its wild dog management programs.
05 Mar 15  1 SOUTH-east NSW has received a $100,000 boost for its wild dog management programs.
FRUSTRATED producers pointed the finger at agents at a public meeting in Barnawartha, questioning the knee-jerk reaction to switch to post-sale weighing at the Northern Victoria Livestock Exchange.
05 Mar 15  2 FRUSTRATED producers pointed the finger at agents at a public meeting in Barnawartha, questioning the knee-jerk reaction to switch to post-sale weighing at the Northern Victoria... | Wacka confronts ACCC on JBS  | Hockey approves JBS takeover of... 
SENATOR Chris Back has returned fire at “vitriolic” attacks over his Bill to curtail extended delays in reporting evidence of animal cruelty.
04 Mar 15  15 SENATOR Chris Back has returned fire at “vitriolic” attacks over his Bill to curtail extended delays in reporting evidence of animal cruelty. | Back tables anti-trespass Bill  | Joyce still backs anti-trespass... 
CENTRAL Queensland's three major meatworks are swinging back into action following the impact of Cyclone Marcia.
26 Feb 15 CENTRAL Queensland's three major meatworks are swinging back into action following the impact of Cyclone Marcia.
A FUNDING submission for a proposed $1.4 million new multi-species abattoir on King Island has been knocked back by a Federal Government committee.
26 Feb 15 A FUNDING submission for a proposed $1.4 million new multi-species abattoir on King Island has been knocked back by a Federal Government committee.
CHANGES to reporting investigation results of ESCAS breaches will not reduce industry transparency, according to live exporters.
26 Feb 15  1 CHANGES to reporting investigation results of ESCAS breaches will not reduce industry transparency, according to live exporters. | ESCAS reports ‘sanitised’, says...  | New plan for ESCAS reporting 
DEALING with the image problems of harvesting an icon species is one of the challenges for a new kangaroo export market analysis.
25 Feb 15 DEALING with the image problems of harvesting an icon species is one of the challenges for a new kangaroo export market analysis. | Roos loose in Greens' top paddock 
RSPCA Australia has accused the federal government of reducing transparency on live animal exports to serve industry “spin”.
23 Feb 15  9 RSPCA Australia has accused the federal government of reducing transparency on live animal exports to serve industry “spin”. | Live ex 'legal, legitimate,...  | New plan for ESCAS reporting 
Mount Difficult Hansen H34 stole the show at the Mount Difficult Poll Hereford stud dispersal fetching the sale high of $20,000.
20 Feb 15 Mount Difficult Hansen H34 stole the show at the Mount Difficult Poll Hereford stud dispersal fetching the sale high of $20,000.
A NEW regime for reporting live export ESCAS breach investigation results has been adopted by the Department of Agriculture.
20 Feb 15  2 A NEW regime for reporting live export ESCAS breach investigation results has been adopted by the Department of Agriculture. | Live ex 'legal, legitimate,... 
THE dingo fence has stirred a long-running scientific debate: does the exclusion of dingoes have detrimental effects on ecosystems?
18 Feb 15  5 THE dingo fence has stirred a long-running scientific debate: does the exclusion of dingoes have detrimental effects on ecosystems?
ANIMAL rights activist Chris Delforce may be invited to give evidence before a federal Senate inquiry into federal farm raid laws.
17 Feb 15  2 ANIMAL rights activist Chris Delforce may be invited to give evidence before a federal Senate inquiry into federal farm raid laws.
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According to the urban political elite that run Australia, we ordinary locals are not capable of
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I know nothing about the risk management skills of Mr Dixon. What I do know is that farmers in
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Now Mario Munro just proves that Jock Munro knows what he is talking about and those traders
THE WA feedlot industry is experiencing a 'bus crash situation' due to increasingly tight supply and growing demand, according to WA Lot Feeders Association president and Hyden farmer Trevor Hinck.01 Apr 15 THE WA feedlot industry is experiencing a "bus crash situation" due to increasingly tight supply and growing demand,...
CHANGES to animal welfare requirements for live cattle export are running smoothly in Indonesia, with the take up by local businesses impressing an Australian expat in the industry.25 Mar 15  1 CHANGES to animal welfare requirements for live cattle export are running smoothly in Indonesia, with the take up by...