Australian Meat Processor Corporation

Australian Meat Processor Corporation

Industry Top Issues: Animal Welfare

  • Threat to social licence to operate and reputational risk to the whole-of-industry
  • Lack of a clear, industry-wide approach to risk management and better livestock welfare outcomes
  • Lack of community education programs to combat poor perceptions of industry.
Sep 12, 2019
Animal welfare is a key priority for the red meat processing industry. The red meat processing industry wants to ensure that the highest standards of animal welfare are maintained and that it contin...
National Livestock Animal Welfare RD&E: Capability and gaps analysis
May 10, 2019
The purpose of this application is to undertake a detailed analysis of current and future Livestock Animal Welfare RD&E capability and infrastructure, identify current and emerging gaps, and dev...
The impact of handling conditions and new environments on the stress of cattle
Apr 19, 2019
This project aimed to assess time points in the supply chain, from feedlots to processing, to assess the relative levels of stress at these time points and the impact of cattle temperament on stress...
Pilot study on design of lairage, handling and stunning facilities and the potential impact on animal welfare and meat quality
Oct 30, 2018
While there is evidence that pre-slaughter stress, affects animal welfare and meat quality, little is known of the relative importance of handling pre-slaughter and the effect of design features of ...
Development of Reporting Tools for the Australian Livestock Processing Industry Animal Welfare Certification System
Jul 13, 2018
AMPC, with assistance from the Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC), has developed an industry best practice standard to address animal welfare compliance. This project is designed to establish a...
Professional Development Training Webinars for QA Managers
Dec 18, 2017
This project was for the development and delivery of six professional development training webinars for Quality Assurance staff on ‘hot’ industry topics (such as animal welfare, meat sci...
A Feast of Ideas (Chinese Version)
Apr 4, 2017
A Feast of Ideas is an attempt to put issues of sustainability in the red meat industry on the table, and start a conversation with you, and all participants in the industry's supply chain.  ...
Innovative Race and Knocking Box Design Concepts to Optimise Animal Welfare and Carcase Quality
Jan 10, 2017
The objective for this project was to improve the welfare of cattle immediately before and during the event of slaughter at commercial abattoirs. There is growing pressure from consumers, regulators...
Review of Percussive Stunning
Sep 1, 2016
The objective of this project was the completion of a review of published scientific data and industry findings related to the use of non-penetrative percussive stunning overseas, to determine optim...
Extension Package on Yard, Lairage and Restrainer Design
Jan 1, 2014
The aim of this project has been to document good practice yard design principles and present them in training support materials. The objective of the training and workshops will be to provide&...
Dec 1, 2012
The meat industry professional development program enables MINTRAC to establish suitable models of delivery and assessment, a body of competent trainers, appropriate support materials and ...
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