Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), the research, development and marketing service provider for the Australian red meat and livestock industry, has announced the appointment of Jason Strong as its managing director. MLA chair Dr Michele Allan said the MLA Board unanimously supported the appointment. “The MLA Board is extremely confident that Jason will make an … Continue reading Jason Strong appointed as managing director of Meat & Livestock Australia
Australian lamb slaughter is forecast to reach its lowest level since 2012 as poor conditions that impacted 2018 are expected to continue to affect sheep meat supply this year, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) 2019 Sheep Industry Projections. Lamb slaughter is forecast to decline 7 per cent in 2019 to 21.2 million head, … Continue reading Australian lamb slaughter to decline in 2019
Signode has 40 years’ experience in supplying innovative, fast, hygienic and reliable strapping machines to the meat and poultry industries.
Analysis of long-term market trends shows that for the first time in 2017 Australia’s two largest supermarkets captured more than half of Australia’s fresh meat market between them.
Tmall Fresh and Meat & Livestock Australia have joined forces to bring the best quality Australian beef and lamb to Chinese consumers.
South Australia-based Macro Meats has rebranded its kangaroo meat from Gourmet Game to K-ROO in a bid to encourage people nationwide to incorporate the uniquely Aussie meat into their diets. The rebrand, by Sydney branding agency Tiny Hunter, has already resulted in a 20 per cent increase in sales. It included brand strategy, messaging, and … Continue reading Macro Meats rebrands its kangaroo meat
An expert Technical Advisory Committee has been appointed to review the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock.
Meat supplier Farm Foods Butchers has rebranded its selection of sausages, burgers, meatballs and ready-to-cook meat products to appeal to the modern Australian family.
China has lifted the suspension of red meat imports from six Australian meat-processing facilities.
Australia is the leading supplier of red meat to the world and Australians are among the highest red meat consumers according to a new report.
Customer demand for high quality, grass-fed beef has resulted in a doubling in the number of Aussie farmers required for the national launch of Coles’ grass-fed range at all supermarkets this week. With Coles’ research revealing 79 per cent of customers want meat that comes from animals raised and fed naturally, Coles is now offering … Continue reading Coles expands grass-fed beef range
Producers now have a cutting-edge electronic platform for the transfer of national livestock declarations at their finger-tips.
More than half of Kiwis say they are eating less meat, and a quarter expect to be mostly meat-free by 2025 as they focus on their health and budget, according to a new survey. It seems the days of a nightly meal of meat and two veg may soon be behind us too, with one … Continue reading Kiwis eating less red meat – research
The “time is right” for Australia’s beef industry to embrace forward marketing agreements as a tool to manage price and volume volatility and improve business planning, according to a recently-released research report. Unlike other agricultural industries, the use of forward marketing arrangements – which lock in agreed prices and/or volumes for future delivery of product … Continue reading Time is right for Australian beef to ‘market ahead’
The agreement will be a challenge for producers who have been able to enjoy exclusive access to the chilled meat market in China until now.
Arrow Energy has announced plans to double the production capacity of its Tipton gas project in Queensland amid an east-coast industrial gas shortage. The planned expansion of Arrow’s Tipton operations is expected to involve 90 new wells in the initial phase and another 180 wells over the next 25 years. It will also include new gathering … Continue reading Arrow Energy set to fix manufacturers’ energy woes
FMCG giant Woolworths has posted its strongest sales growth in seven years- with sales rising 4.5 per cent in the March quarter, according to a report in the Australian Financial Review (AFR). This figure was well above market forecasts between 3.2 per cent and 3.6 per cent and compared is the strongest quarter for Woolworths … Continue reading It’s full steam ahead for Woolies
In a sign of the impact the falling milk price is having on the food sector, food company Murray Goulburn (MG) said it will be closing down factories and reducing its farmgate milk price in a bid to address its “cost base, improve efficiencies and ultimately increase earnings.” This will include closure of MG’s manufacturing … Continue reading Jobs, factories and profits all go as MG battens down the hatches
Le Mac are suppliers of the linerless labelling system that is self-adhesive for trays of meats, ready meals, salads etc. Linerless labels are an environmentally-friendly innovation: they do not use backing liner like traditional labels, which cannot be recycled and does not decompose in landfill. The system itself is fully automatic and delivers significant efficiency … Continue reading Linerless self-adhesive labelling system featured at foodpro
A new study has found that despite consumers’ decreased sugar intake, Australian obesity rates are higher than ever. In recent years, scientists have linked excessive sugar consumption with obesity. This has led to a number of initiatives to decrease added or refined sugars in Australia’s food and beverages. The nation has recently experienced the biggest … Continue reading Australian obesity increases despite lower sugar intake