AMPC had the opportunity to attend the 2018 LambEx conference in Perth last week, alongside our exhibition partners AMIC, MINTRAC and AUS-MEAT. It was great to work alongside these important industry bodies, sharing some of our research highlights and facilitating valuable conversations with AMPC and AMIC members about industry issues.
Nominations are now open for the 2018 Eddie Andriessen Award, recognising significant contribution to Meat Inspection and Quality Assurance (MI&QA) in Australia in areas such as R&D, training or professional development of meat safety/QA personnel in the Australian meat industry.
AMPC and MINTRAC have recently completed work on a series of short, sharp online videos which can be used by red meat processing companies and trainers to support induction, careers promotion, commencement of training, and refresher training. The videos are now available in five different languages (Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Filipino and Portuguese).
Each video is accompanied by worksheets, also available in multiple languages (contact MINTRAC at firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you’re interested in upskilling your knowledge on microbiological meat testing, be sure to register to attend MINTRAC’s Meat Micro workshop in Wagga Wagga from May 24-25.
In a significant win for the Australian red meat industry, an update has been announced last week that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the 11 parties will be signed in Chile in March 2018.
LambEx 2018 is a celebration of all that is great about Australia's sheep and lamb industries, and is set to feature a compelling program with some outstanding speakers and an opportunity to network with all sectors of the value chain.
Get ready for Beef Australia 2018, Australia’s national beef expo and one of the world’s great beef cattle events, held just once every three years in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, from 6 - 12 May.
The AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship is an initiative of AgriFutures Australia (formerly the Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation) that aims to attract students who are collaborative, dynamic, passionate and are striving to be future leaders in the Australian agriculture industry.
AMPC and the Australian red meat industry have a strong commitment to animal welfare practices. AMPC recently met with TruckSafe National Manager, Mr Justin Flemming, to review the TruckSafe Animal Welfare Module (formerly TruckCare), an audited quality assurance program for livestock transport.
In Australia, there are currently no roadside effluent disposal sites. Livestock processing facilities are not required to provide disposal areas and primary producers will not accept it onto their property due to biosecurity concerns. Drivers depositing material in public places risk fines of up to $8,000.