Abattoir closure forces 20,000 pigs interstate for processing

Bryce Eishold
Updated August 5 2020 - 12:22pm, first published 6:30am
FUTURE UNCLEAR: North-central Victoria pig farmer Tim Kingma processors about 500 pigs a week and is concerned about the pork industry's uncertainty.
FUTURE UNCLEAR: North-central Victoria pig farmer Tim Kingma processors about 500 pigs a week and is concerned about the pork industry's uncertainty.

A temporary closure of a major Melbourne pork processing plant forced more than 10,000 pigs to be trucked to interstate abattoirs last week alone.

Bryce Eishold

Bryce Eishold

Senior journalist

Bryce is a senior journalist with Australian Community Media's Stock & Land where he reports on all aspects of agriculture. Bryce is also the president of the Rural Press Club of Victoria. Email Bryce at bryce.eishold@stockandland.com.au.

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