Nominations open for 2018 Eddie Andriessen Award

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Aug 1, 2018

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.

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Topics: Awards, AMPC, mintrac

'Meat Industry Essentials' online training videos

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Jul 12, 2018

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 

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Topics: AMPC, red meat, animal welfare, lamb, sheep, beef, mintrac, training

MINTRAC Meat Micro Workshop 2018

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Apr 23, 2018

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.

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Topics: AMPC, mintrac, training, workshop

Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) signed and set to be ratified

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Mar 13, 2018
The Australian red meat industry is set to benefit from the new Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) that has recently been signed on March 8, 2018 in Santiago, Chile by the trade ministers of the eleven countries party to the agreement.
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Topics: 2018, AMPC, red meat, TPP, trade

New TPP agreement signals big win for Australian red meat industry

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Feb 1, 2018

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.

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Topics: AMPC, red meat, TPP, trade

LambEx 2018 - Join us!

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Jan 19, 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.

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Topics: Conferences, 2018, AMPC, red meat, lamb, lambex2018, sheep

Beef Australia 2018 Expo

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Jan 19, 2018

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.

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Topics: Conferences, AMPC, red meat, beef australia 2018, beef

2018 AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Jan 9, 2018

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.

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Topics: Scholarships, 2018, agriculture, AMPC

AMPC meets with TruckSafe to discuss Animal Welfare Module

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Jan 5, 2018

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.

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Topics: AMPC, transport, animal welfare

ALRTA seeks to establish Australia’s first roadside livestock effluent disposal facility

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Jan 4, 2018

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.

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Topics: agriculture, effluent disposal, AMPC, red meat, livestock transport