Mi­cro-abat­toir pi­o­neers to speak at conference

Warwick Daily News - South West Queensland Rural Weekly - - News -

A SOUTH Aus­tralian on-farm mi­cro-abat­toir ser­vice for small-scale meat pro­duc­ers is plan­ning a ma­jor ex­pan­sion mid-year and farm­ers are in­vited to hear the story next month in Ade­laide.

The hus­band-and-wife team say there is ap­petite among farm­ers hop­ing to col­lab­o­rate to es­tab­lish re­gional mi­cro-abat­toirs.

Prize-win­ning SA lamb pro­duc­ers Phil and Michele Lally dis­persed their flock to fo­cus on the new venture.

The shift is an ex­ten­sion of the ‘stress-free’ an­i­mal hus­bandry phi­los­o­phy that saw the Lallys’ Sa­van­nah Lamb brand score mul­ti­ple state and na­tional awards.

The cou­ple’s com­mit­ment to land stew­ard­ship also earned them nu­mer­ous sus­tain­abil­ity awards and they have been of­fi­cially recog­nised as vi­sion­ary lead­ers by the meat in­dus­try.

They are now busy man­u­fac­tur­ing cus­tomised mi­cro-abat­toir units af­ter re­ceiv­ing fund­ing through the South Aus­tralian Pri­mary In­dus­tries Ad­vanced Food Man­u­fac­tur­ers grant.

Farmer reg­is­tra­tions for the June 6 conference are now open at www.farm­ing­to­gether .com.au.

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