Small beef processors under threat as profit margins shrink

Shan Goodwin
Updated July 4 2022 - 11:11pm, first published April 22 2022 - 9:00am
Abattoir closures in the pipeline
Abattoir closures in the pipeline

THE risk of smaller abattoirs being gobbled up by bigger, multispecies players is growing as cattle prices linger in very high territory and the tsunami of cost pressures on beef processing shows no signs of easing.

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Shan Goodwin

Shan Goodwin

National Agriculture Writer - Beef

Shan Goodwin steers ACM’s national coverage of the beef industry. Shan has worked as a journalist for 30 years, the majority of that with agricultural publications. She spent many years as The Land’s North Coast reporter and has visited beef properties and stations throughout the country and overseas. She treats all breeds equally. Contact 0427686187. E:

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