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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.
Report
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 ...
Report
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...
Report
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...
Video
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.  ...
Report
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...
Snapshot
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...
Report
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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