A STAGGERING number of sheep, up to 1.4 million in the past two years, have been “exported” live across Bass Strait from Tasmania to Victoria for slaughter and processing to mainland dinner plates,...

Australia has suspended live exports of cattle to Egypt and proposed “major reforms”, after video footage of animal cruelty at two Egyptian abattoirs was given to the Australian Government on Wednesday...

A  NSW mid-North Coast abattoir has been added to the Food Authority’s ‘Name and Shame’ register following a lengthy hearing over “mutton dressed as lamb.” Tolsat Pty Ltd was convicted and fined...

The Hawkesbury Valley Meat Processors in western Sydney and one of its former employees have been charged with animal cruelty following heinous footage revealed recently. Australian Food News reported...

With leading Australian meat producers such as Teys Australia now having agreed to introduce CCTV cameras to monitor their Australian abattoirs, Australia appears to be following a worldwide trend to make...

Action by the New South Wales Food Authority has led to the cessation today of slaughtering at an abattoir on the outskirts of Sydney. The location of the abattoir remains undisclosed by the New South...

Victoria’s meat safety regulator, PrimeSafe, has shut down a Victorian abattoir after it was shown video footage of inappropriate treatment of pigs. The case has prompted calls by animal welfare group...

Tasmanian Premier David Bartlett yesterday advised of a $12 million rescue package that will “save every job at the King Island abattoir and ensure the long-term future of the renowned beef brand”. Mr...

One of Queensland’s biggest pig processors will shut today, with the KR Castlemaine factory closing down in Toowoomba. The 98-year-old abattoir was acquired by George Weston Foods’ subsidiary...

Private equity group Harmony Capital has acquired all shares in Western Australia’s largest meat processor, Harvey Beef, from Stark Investments and Elders. The deal, which values the company at around...