Cost reductions by Australian pork producer
In a press release today by QAF Meat Industries'
Managing Director Paul Pattison, it was stated that "around 75% of all processed
pork, ham and bacon in Australia is made from subsidised imported cheap frozen
"There is now a serious crisis facing the Australian pork industry due to the
large costs of producing pigs as the prolonged drought has pushed up grain
prices to an all-time high. These costs cannot be passed on as competition is
fierce from subsidised imports".
reduce its stock on a number of Victorian farms until the market returns to
The workforce will also be hit in the next six months with 100 jobs expected to
go. Severance packages will be offered to those made redundant.
Pattison highlighted the fact that "every effort is being
made to save jobs and to keep Australians supplied with home grown pork and pork
products of the highest quality."
â€¢ QAF Meat Industries
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