'Curveball' restrictions could hurt 'sensitive' pork industry

Bryce Eishold
By Bryce Eishold
Updated August 11 2020 - 11:35pm, first published August 10 2020 - 12:33am

We've been classified as red meat but our production system is more aligned with the chicken industry which has to operate at 80 per cent capacity.

- Australian Pork Limited chief executive Margo Andrae.
CONCERNED: Australian Pork Limited chief executive Margo Andrae says new processing restrictions could hurt the pork industry.

Victoria's pork industry says it has been thrown a "curveball" by the latest coronavirus restrictions, and has desperately pleaded with the state government to urgently reclassify the sector.


Bryce Eishold

Bryce Eishold


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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