A Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission recently varied approximately 99 Awards, including the Meat Industry Award 2010 (the Award). The variation is effective immediately and will remain in operation until 30 June 2020. The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) has advised members on a variety of options available to them during the Coronavirus … Continue reading Awards varied for Work Flexibilities due to COVID-19
Red meat producers hit by the bushfires can now access free one-on-one support from a local farm management consultant thanks to a partnership between the Andrews Labor Government and Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA). The ‘Back to Business’ initiative, which is being co-ordinated by Agriculture Victoria with financial support from MLA, will provide fire-affected red … Continue reading Targeted business support for red meat producers
The value of Australian agricultural production is forecast to remain high despite bushfires and prolonged drought, with overseas demand balancing drought-related falls in farm output and incomes. ABARES’ chief commodity analyst Peter Gooday said the value of farm production in fiscal 2019-20 was expected to fall slightly to $59 billion, down on the previous year’s … Continue reading Swine fever helps keep red meat prices high
The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) will engage with members over the coming weeks to discuss the recommendations in the Red Meat Advisory Council’s (RMAC) White Paper ‘A better red meat future’. The White Paper makes a number of recommendations for updating the red meat sector’s memorandum of understanding. Its goal is to provide a … Continue reading AMIC welcomes new red meat reform
The Australian Meat Industry Council of Australia (AMIC) is set to formally present the red meat industry’s Cost to Operate Report to key political parties from this week, as calls are made for urgently-needed bipartisan solutions to cut the cost burden of excessive red tape and energy costs. According to the report, Australian meat producers … Continue reading Red meat industry calls for cuts to red tape costs
The Australian Meat Industry Council of Australia (AMIC) is set to formally present the red meat industry’s Cost to Operate Report to key political parties from this week, as calls are made for urgently-needed bipartisan solutions to cut the cost burden of excessive red tape and energy costs. According to the report, Australian meat producers … Continue reading Chop unreasonable red tape costs to level international playing field
The Red Meat Advisory Council is undertaking an independent review of the rules of engagement in the red meat industry. The review will look at the industry’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), and examine whether it properly represents all sectors of the industry and is fit for the future. Jim Varghese will lead the review. He has … Continue reading Red Meat Advisory Council reviews whether industry standards are fit for future
Australia has been labelled the leading exporter of lamb worldwide, in a 2018 State of the Industry report. Independent chair of the Red Meat Advisory Council, Don Mackay, said the report highlights the key economic and community role the Australian red meat and livestock industry plays for the nation – and the potential for it … Continue reading Report shows Australia is the world leading exporter of lamb
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.
Producers now have a cutting-edge electronic platform for the transfer of national livestock declarations at their finger-tips.
A key scourge of the meat industry – dark meat – could be improved thanks to research by a CSIRO scientist.
The impacts of red meat and red meat products’ production and consumption on human health, animal welfare and the environment are complex.