Abattoir closure forces 20,000 pigs interstate for processing

Bryce Eishold
By Bryce Eishold
Updated August 5 2020 - 2:22am, first published August 4 2020 - 8:30pm
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.

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Bryce Eishold

Bryce Eishold

Journalist

Bryce is an agricultural journalist for Australian Community Media's Stock & Land. He covers all aspects of ag from markets to politics and everything in between. Bryce is also the president of the Rural Press Club of Victoria. Email bryce.eishold@stockandland.com.au.

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