'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.

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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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