New technology to improve red meat industry
MEAT and Livestock Australia has a revolutionary plan to install objective carcase measurement technology across the red meat industry.
As a first step, MLA will create a platform to install stage one of the new OCM technology into all AUS-MEAT registered slaughter facilities in Australia.
The initiative paves the way for scientific measurement of saleable meat yield, future value-based marketing and industry-wide productivity gains through processing automation, genetic improvement and data-based on-farm decision making.
Longer term, the plan is also expected to reduce the industry’s annual multi-million cost of grading.
Managing director Richard Norton said MLA had sought and received support from the Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Minister for Agriculture for the initiative.