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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 weights. 

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