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Advice from an ARLF scholarship winner: everything is about to change

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Feb 7, 2019

Grant Melrose, who oversees continuous improvement management for vertically integrated processor John Dee in Queensland, has always lived and breathed agribusiness. But like so many in the sector, his early training was informal, learning from those who went before. About five years back he set himself on a path to formal learning – and it’s led him to the most interesting places.

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Topics: ARLP, Scholarships, AMPC, leadership, Vocational training, CEE, Program 4


Posted by AMPC Blogger on Jan 24, 2019

The Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) today welcomed the release of the Australian Labor Party’s (ALP), Red Meat Strategy Discussion Paper.

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Topics: strategy, paper, government, labor, ALP, regulation, red meat, election


Posted by AMPC Blogger on Nov 16, 2018
Join these free information sessions, hosted by Austrade, on the Free Trade Agreement Market Entry (FTA-ME) Grant. The sessions will provide potential applicants with the information needed to make an informed decision on applying for a grant under the FTA-ME.

Brisbane - 19 November
Sydney - 20 November
Canberra - 21 November
Melbourne - 22 November
Hobart - 23 November

For more information and to register click here

For potential applicants in remote locations details of a webinar will be circulated in the near future.
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Topics: workshop, training, trade, Grants

“Cost to Operate Report” released by AMPC

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Nov 16, 2018

The Australian red meat processing industry is estimated to have contributed over $21 billion in value add to the economy in 2015/16 and is responsible for creating nearly 130,000 jobs mostly in regional and rural Australia, according to a report commissioned by the Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC).

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Topics: regulation, costs

Australia ratifies Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) trade agreement

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Nov 6, 2018

Australia has ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) giving red meat processors greater market access, and better business and investment opportunities.

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Topics: government, TPP, trade, red meat, Economics

2018 Eddie Andriessen award winner

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Oct 25, 2018

It was with great pleasure that Mark Richard, Meat Industry Teacher, TAFE Queensland was presented with the 2018 Eddie Andriessen Award at this year's Meat Inspection and Quality Assurance (MI&QA) Conference in Surfers Paradise.

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Topics: AMIC, mintrac, training, MI&QA, Awards

AMPC and Curtin Uni combat food-borne disease

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Sep 24, 2018

AMPC has teamed up with Curtin University’s School of Molecular and Life Sciences to tackle the $1.2 billion economic impact of food-borne diseases by developing a simple, efficient and more accurate genetic test that signals the presence of pathogens through a simple colour indicator.

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Topics: meat science, research, AMPC, red meat, Awards, innovation

Australia’s red meat industry supports sector review

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Sep 14, 2018

The Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, the Hon. David Littleproud MP, to review the nation’s rural innovation sector.

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Topics: AMPC, red meat, research, government, innovation

2019 Science & Innovation Awards Grant

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Sep 12, 2018

Are you a young agricultural scientist, innovator or researcher with a big idea to help improve the sustainability and efficiency of the red meat processing sector?

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Topics: Awards, Grants, ABARES, red meat, AMPC, research, meat science

Australian Rural Leadership Program - Course 26

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Sep 12, 2018

Do you know an emerging leader in the red meat processing industry who is looking to take their leadership capability to the next level?

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Topics: AMPC, ARLP, Scholarships, innovation, leadership, training

AMPC funds new method to reduce E.coli in beef

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Aug 29, 2018

A new method to reduce E. coli and potential pathogenic bacteria in beef is this week undergoing further testing at the JBS abattoir at Scone, New South Wales.

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Topics: red meat, innovation, beef, research, MLA, AMPC, meat science

International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) 2018 Recap

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Aug 23, 2018

Last week, the city of Melbourne hosted the 64th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST), one of the most important annual events on the meat industry calendar. 

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Topics: ICoMST, beef, meat science, research, sheep, lamb, red meat, innovation, 2018