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Bandsaw safety – member opportunity

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Apr 26, 2021

Operating a bandsaw has traditionally been one of the most dangerous roles in a processing facility – but it doesn’t have to be. AMPC is seeking members interested in trialling a newer, safer option.

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Resourceful, reliable, resilient

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Apr 26, 2021

In the face of biosecurity risks and logistical challenges, Australia's red meat processors enhanced their reputation for quality and supply reliability, nationally and globally, during the Covid pandemic, according to an AMPC-funded report from BIS Oxford Economics.

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Covid vaccine update

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Apr 26, 2021

Under the Australian national Covid-19 vaccination policy, workers in the meat processing industry are included among the critical and high-risk priority groups eligible for vaccination in ‘Phase 1b’ of the national vaccine rollout, alongside defence, police, fire and emergency services personnel. Vaccinations for this priority group commenced in March 2021.

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Rocking Rockhampton

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Apr 26, 2021

There’s a lot to see and a lot to do at Beef 2021 – and AMPC’s stand should be top of the list for anyone who’s excited to see where the industry is going and how much is happening in innovation in red meat processing.

The past decade has been a significant one, with major advancements from lamb deboning automation to bandsaw safety solutions. But what might be possible over the next five to 10 years?

The AMPC stand will offer visitors a sneak peek into what’s around the corner for the industry.

AMPC’s plans for Beef 2021

The stand includes six exhibition areas and is designed to showcase the key areas AMPC is working in, enabling visitors to get up close and personal with new technology and new product ideas.

The stand will be highly interactive, with working prototypes in action, screens to step visitors through some of our most exciting innovation projects and our team on hand to talk about why the processing sector is leading the way in tech and innovation in red meat and beyond.

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Environmental performance on the right track

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Mar 11, 2021

The latest Red Meat Processing Sector Environmental Performance Review shows the sector continues to reduce water use and lower emissions, and AMPC is working on refrigeration, solar and other projects which will help future EPR results be even better.

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Simplifying visa programs

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Mar 11, 2021

Visa-workers are a critical part of the red meat processing industry’s future, but many processors find current visa programs complex and expensive. AMPC research is contributing to a project designed to find new ways to ensure labour needs are met.

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AMPC board represents unity, vision

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Mar 8, 2021

Last year AMPC launched a refreshed strategic plan that is truly owned by the industry. This year, with a newly elected board installed, our task is executing against the plan. We’re excited to work with the new board, including our two new directors, to continue to deliver value to the Australian meat processing industry.

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Evaluating the benefit of the red meat processing sector in regional Australia 2020

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Nov 11, 2020

The need to provide government and key stakeholders with the most recent figures, along with AMPC's requirement for updated figures to help shape insights and communications, triggered this report. A deeper investigation into the industry’s contribution is of benefit for a greater understanding by stakeholders, and fosters a consumer and policy environment that is supportive of the industry.

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Topics: red meat, research, Economics, labour

Aggregated Waste to Energy (W2E)

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Oct 19, 2020

More waste can be an opportunity, particularly when regional businesses collaborate around turning bio-wastes into a cheaper source of energy, thereby diverting wastes from landfill, reducing waste disposal costs, and improving environmental outcomes. Similarly, abattoirs and feedlots are beginning to appreciate the energy and environmental advantages of multi-fuel biomass boilers, which can turn agricultural wastes like cotton gin trash, paunch, waste grain and forestry residues into renewable energy.

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Topics: energy, Science, Wastewater

Being COVID-Safe

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Aug 24, 2020

COVID-19 has profoundly affected us all - the way we live, the way we do business and the way we travel. On Thursday, August 20, AMPC hosted a COVID-19 webinar in collaboration with Respond Global and the Australian Meat Industry Council to provide our members with information on how best to handle the new situation we find ourselves in.             

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Topics: AMPC, AMIC, webinar, COVID-19

Strategic Plan 2020-25

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Aug 19, 2020

After extensive consultation with members and key stakeholders, AMPC published its Strategic Plan 2020-25 document on June 30 2020. You can read the full plan here.

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Topics: AMPC Updates, AMPC, Board of Directors, strategy

Small Stock Tunnel Boner

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Aug 18, 2020

AMPC, with support from its industry technical steering committee, engaged Southern Engineering Services Ltd (SES) to develop a Lamb Tunnel Boning alpha-prototype. It is now time for Australian processors to work with SES to develop this solution to a commercial outcome. AMPC is seeking up to five lamb processors who would now like to further develop this innovation with SES and AMPC.

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Topics: AMPC Updates, innovation, AMPC, lamb, Processor