OZ gas crisis affecting pork industry
The future of the pork industry in Western Australia
is still in doubt after the State's biggest pig abattoir was unable to secure
supplies of liquid carbon dioxide to keep operating beyond three weeks,
Australian media is reporting.
Closure of the Linley Valley abattoir at Wooroloo,
which processes 98 per cent of the State's pigs, would cut fresh pork supplies
and devastate the industry.
Producers claim the abattoir's closure
would force them to shoot pigs on farms, creating big health issues over their
disposal because pigs could not be processed and sold beyond agreed, saleable
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