Shocks and disruption to any system quickly highlight the elements that are working, and all too clearly, the weaknesses. Any system, is only as strong as its weakest point. The meat industry is a system with a complexity of elements that takes the livestock from the...read more
In the past farmers slaughtered their own animals on the farm for the local supply chain. But regulation and the centralisation of meat buying saw the practice decline. Another problem was the big abattoirs would not handle small herds again restricting local supply...read more
IFFA, the must attend event for the meat industry, held every three years, was bigger than ever when held this year in May, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Touted as connecting the entire meat industry supply chain, from processing through to retail, the trade show is...read more
The World Butchers Challenge has officially hit the world stage with the 2020 competition to be held in a state-of-the-art stadium in Sacramento, USA. Teams from all over the world will be competing in what has been phrased the ‘olympics of meat’ in a three-hour race...read more
Casalingo Smallgoods is a name familiar to most in the smallgoods business. A recent name change to South Food Group parallels some innovative additions to its traditional smallgoods product lines. When a company uses 100 pigs per week, to make a large range of...read more
The concept of American BBQ has been slowly burning away as a niche industry in Australia. The growth in attendance of events such as Meatstock and the growing membership of the Australasian Barbecue Alliance suggests the American BBQ is no longer a culinary novelty...read more
A new, young dynamic corporate team at Western Meat Packers is set to bring a new way of doing business.read more
Extending a lifeline to young butchers The Lifeline International Young Butchers Picnic is a celebration of the next generation of butchers, their futures and of life. A charity event held annually in Perth to support Lifeline WA, the Picnic is now in its 14th year...read more
The 140th anniversary of Queensland’s Royal Show celebrates and champions the essential role played by agriculture in the state’s cultural and economical wellbeingread more
A good relationship between the farmer and the butcher has given customers the best beef possible.read more
Every butcher has a few grocery items to complement their core products – how you display them can make the difference to an extra spend.read more
What better way to promote your sausages than during a cricket telecast.
Mick Ferrero of The British Sausage Co explains.
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