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Smithton

Other Names

  • HS Greenham’s
  • Greenham’s
  • Blue Ribbon

Current Operation

  • Operating as at 2013.

Location

Australia. Smithton

Map Smithton 001Source – Hema maps. Australia Truckies Atlas

Owner

  • Blue Ribbon – established3
  • Ian Paterson 20015
  • Greenhams – 20024
    • Plant Manager Jack Erichson4
    • Greenham also own Tongala Abattoir (Vic)
      • have been operating in Victoria since 1860’s
    • Greenham’s is a family-run and operated business

Operation

  • Premium quality beef to USA. Japan, buying dairy cos, bulls, heavy beef cows, Jap Ox, calves and yearlings7
  • Greenham’s supply 2 annual burseries $10,000 to young people in Vic and Tasmania further their careers in dairy or beef industry7
  • Process 10,000 t beef annually
  • supplier catchment of 3,000 properties over Tasmania and King Island

History

Some articles are in reference to the meat industry in Tasmania in general and not just specifically the Smithton works

1941

  • Meeting held at town hall to discuss proposal of establishment of abattoir and saleyards at Smithton2
    • At the time 17 slaughtering places existed in Circular head municipality2
      • hygiene and disease of serious concern due to lack of inspections and disposal of offal unsatisfactory with dogs and pigs having access.2
      • water availability  was inadequate for some with poor drainage2
    • New facility main purpose was to ensure clean, wholesome product assuring meat production under hygienic conditions.2
    • Paddocks to be provided for grazing free of charge some distance from abattoir so animals only walked to facility once a fortnight2

    1958

  • Josef Chromy – a Czechoslovakian who fled to Tasmania in 1950 after WWII.3
    • started a butcher shop in Bernie 19573
    • Changed the butcher shop name to ‘Blue Ribbon Meat Products in 19583
    • Initial turnover of $160,000 pa, 5 employees, over 20 years developed the company, acquiring farms, 18 butcher shops, piggeries, distribution centres, factories and abattoirs.3

1972

  • Blue Ribbon aims to establish export standard abattoir3
    • sell to overseas markets premium lamb and beef cuts from Tasmania3

1979

  • Blue Ribbon now operates Smithton, Camdale, Launceston and Hobart abattoirs.3

1985

  • Red meat industry wide rationalisation Chromy sells all operations to RMI Group, in exchange for shares3

1986

  • Rationalisation falls over and shares are rendered worthless3
  • Chromy rebuilt businesses.3

1992

  • Blue Ribbon employ 540 people, annual sales of $75M3
  • Blue ribbon is floated on ASX.3

1994

  • Blue Ribbon win Austrade Agricultural products category at the Australian export awards.3

2000

  • Blue Ribbon post a loss of $3.18M18
    • esculated debts to $6M owed to Commonwealth bank and $4M to suppliers18
    • Company shares trading suspended at $0.13 down from 1993 price $1.6018
      • Peak operation annual turnover AUS$75M and18
      • processed 50% of states livestock18
      • Exports worth AUS$28M18

2001

  • July. Blue Ribbon turn down a refinancing offer from a Melbourne based syndicate18
    • Announce company is put into voluntary administration18
    • Decision chosen as alternative to receivorship and allows 3 months of trading life18
  • Nov. Ian Paterson purchases Blue Ribbon5
    • Federal court hearing – collapse of Tasmainian meat works say Paterson ignore everyones warnings, including Blue Ribbons chief financial officer that the the company was insolvent, ignored repeated advice that works needed $2M in capital injection to function5
    • Paterson misled buisness partners and Blue ribbon administrators pretending he had backing from a group of investors when he was operating entirely on his own.5
    • Former Blue ribbon CEO Ray Joy was part of investment group4
  • Dec. Blue Ribbon go into recievership and close.4

2002

  • Blue Ribbon sold to HS Greenhams.4
    • Employs 100 people7
    • Refurbish the plant to international export standards9
  • Greenhams (new owners of Smithton) develop marketing strategy and sourcing program to help secure cattle for the meat processing plant21
    • included better information to producers about types of animals suitable21
    • information feedback to producers about their animals.21
    • set up scholarships to reinforce commitment to area21
      • result – enough cattle secured for production to peak within weeks of plant opening21
  • Mar. To start production again, processing 100 cattle per day to build up to 200 head a day4
    • Processing capacity of plant 300 per day26
  • June. Smithton retrench 21 workers7

2003

  • When original company went into receivorship employees fired from full-time positions19
    • rehired latter by a labour hire firm on 12-month traineeships19
      • Hire firmis a split company from Blue Ribbon called Newemploy20
      • meant to re-employ 300 workers20
      • Only employed 95 at beginning of dispute20
    • after traineeship period then offered independent contracts for $120 a day without sick leave or holiday pay19
    • Abattoir citing needs flexibility in employment structure19
  • August. Longest lockout in Tasmania’s history enters 21st week.20
    • In dispute – 23 workers locked out, 40 have left, 10 sacked in previous week20
    • sacked workers jobs outsourced20

2004

  • Smithton set up buying centre for cattle in Devonport17
    • Producers take animals direct to site, weighed and paid on delivery.17
    • Acts as direct sale to abattoir with no agents17
    • Abattoir pays for freight to abattoir from selling centre17
    • Estimated to save producer $39 per animal in cartage.17
    • Authors Note – Normally when a producer sells at a point that is closer to property of origin the sale price of animal is reduced, therefore I question if producer in this case would actually get a saving of $39. Saving would be due to no third parties. Jo. 29.12.2013.
    • Devonport is the 6th selling centre established  by the Smithton abattoir since take over in 2002.17
  • HW Greenham and Sons Pty ltd is ranked 13th in top 25 Processors in Australia28
    • Statistics include abattoirs Smithton and Tongala abattoir (Vic)28
    • 2004 End of Dec. Throughput 52,500 ETCW (Estimated tonnes carcase weight) 2003 51,000 ETCW28
    • Kill share 2%28
    • Turnover 2004/2005 $230M (2003/2004 $200M)28
    • Employees 47028
    • Production 95% export – 5% domestic28
    • Major export markets USA, Japan, Korea, Canada, Taiwan28

2008

  • Jan. Smithton (Greenhams) dismiss 6 workers before christmas after losing a key Asian customer6
    • Unfair dismissal case lodged with Australian Industrial relations commission (AIRC)6
      • AIRC found wages and other legal entitlements were paid but had no jurisdiction to determine if dismissal unfair or harsh.6
  • Jul. Signs a exclusive deal with large Korean retail group – Lotte Mart.8
    • Smithton facilities need expansion in boning room, if not undertaken run the risk of losing export opportunities8
  • Oct. Propose to install a coal briquette-fired boiler to replace the existing boiler that is currently fired by tallow and fuel oil.9
    • Rendering process converts by-products into value added products – tallow, meatmeal & bloodmeal9
    • Rendering uses large volumes of steam to cook the materials.9
      • Edible – frying fats, shortening, oils, bakery products, confectionary and industrial margarine9
      • Inedible – soap, cosmetics, lubricants, leather dressings, candles and tallow for tanning leather.9
    • Refurbished 10MW briquett-fired boiler – consume 1.2 t coal /hr at full production9
      • working on 5 day week basis, 10 hours a day – use 1,800 t a year, coal soarced from Victoria.9
      • Ash production 3,600kg pa9
  • Smithton express interest in upgrading port facilities at Stanley to allow King Island cattle imports25

2011

  • Jul. Government – Federal and state supply $1.1M, North-West and Northern Tasmania Innovation and Investment (NWNTIIF)24
    • NWNTIIF created to assist manufacturing businesses, a number of which have closed in area due to GFC24
    • Greenhams contribute $3.3M to upgrade facilities10. –
      • build and fit out new enlarged boning room, freezing area and slaughter floor10
      • upgrade plants rendering facilities22
      • development of new value adding processing facility22
      • increase capacity from 320 head a day to 380, potential up to 45010
      • created 20 jobs with a further 7 likely10
        • other articles say 2422 jobs, and 1723 jobs.
        • upgrade created 17 jobs to date and will provide another 7 by December24
      • Deminished waiting time for producers in summer when larger number of cattle available10
      • Expansion 4 years in negotiations10
      • improvement in technologies increases efficencies22
  • August – Smithton again consider assisting with financial support to upgrade Stanley wharf – deep water24
    • Stanley is deepest port in Tasmania25
    • Would allow King Island cattle access, King Island abattoir (Tas) closed in 201224
    • Other ports are Devonport24 and Burnie26
  • December – Smithton and Tasport upgrade port facilities at Stanley to reintroduce shipping to the area25


2013

  • Jan. MSA grading of meat cuts (had been implemented for a number of years)27
    • Smithton work closely with producers providing feedback on haveing cattle eligible for meat brands.27
    • certain cuts suite certain markets.27

MSA grading _edited-1Source – Peter Greenham Managing Director of Greeham Tasmania. 31.12.2013.
Cattle in MSA program are assessed for eating quality and marketed under particular brands.

  • Apr. American buyers looking to expand purchases of beef from $80,000 per week to $800,00011
    • Grass fed beef.11
    • Tasmania is the only Australian state to ban the use of HGP, therefore all stock are guaranteed 100% HGP free12
    • lot more market potential to be realised yet11
  • July. Cattle unloaded at Stanley port, utilising the port for the first time in 20 years.26
    • Use of Stanley port takes 5 hours off sea trip compared to Burnie and improved animal welfare26
    • Expect about 240 head each sailing26
    • 12,000 – 13,000 head from King Island each year26
      • similar to amount sourced from Island for last 5 years.26

    source animals _edited-1Source – Peter Greenham, Managing Director Greenham Tasmania.

Smithton abattoir sourcing of cattle for processing. They process approximately 500 animals per day which is about 112,000 cattle per year, currently employing 200 Full time staff plus casuals.26

  • Oct. Workers strike for higher wages.13
    • 160 beef processing workers set up picket line – 25.10.2013 with ongoing ban on overtime13
    • 115 of 160 workers belong to AMIEU14
    • previous work agreement had been made in 201014
    • Workers want 4% pay rise – Greenhams offered 2.5% over 4 years & cut of $200 a week to new employees13
    • Negotiations have been going for 6 months.13
    • AMIEU figures say production has increased 25% of number of stock being processed.13
    • Union requested figures to substantiate processing from Greenham, Greendhams declined to supply figures.14
    • Smithton processes 40 to 44 cattle per man per day, elsewhere in Australia averages between 20-2414
    • Longford abattoir (Tasmania – owned by JBS) get over tally for 24 head a man, effectively getting paid time and a half for anything over 24 head.14
  • Nov. Company re-negotiated offer15
    • Raising the pay increase but not wage structure.15
    • Greenham’s showed AMIEU union rep Troy Baker figures to suggest business would not be viable in long term unless new employees paid less “..sat back and looked at it with a percentage rises on top, over time it would have made the company hard to be viable in another 4 years time” Trot Baker – AMIEU15
    • with original offer 2.5% across the board, also accepted 2.5% increase in pay with a $750 sign on bonus for the first 2 years, which will increase to 3% increase in payfor last 2 years of an agreement15

Sources

  1. ‘Support for KI meatworks’ The Mercury. 18.06.13
  2. Public Opinion article. Advocate. 24.09.1941
  3. ‘Josef Chromy : an expert vintage’ www.dynamicexport.com.au. 30.07.2009
  4. ‘Australia: Smithton abattoir to reopen tomorrow’ Just foods. 04.03.2002
  5. ‘Blue Ribbon owner criticised over abattoir collapse’ ABC rural. 22.03.2002
  6. ‘Meatworkers dispute taken to federal IR commission’ ABC news. 07.01.08
  7. Company profile. www.greenham.com.au Accessed 13.11.2013
  8. ‘Delay in works at Tongala abattoir’ www.greenham.com.au 01.07.2008
  9. ‘Smithton abattoir coal fired boiler – development proposal and environmental management plan’ Ecowise. Oct 2008
  10. ‘A meaty boost to efficency at Smithton abattoir’ The Advocate 19.07.11
  11. ‘Tassie beef industry industry impresses US buyers’ The Advocate 12.04.2013
  12. ‘Our plants – Longford’ www.jbsswift.com Accessed 13.11.13
  13. ‘Meat workers to strike for higher wages’ ABC news 23.10.2013
  14. ‘Industrial action hits Greenham’ The Advocate 25.10.2013
  15. ‘Industrial action ended at Tasmanian meatworks’ ABC rural. 12.11.2013
  16. ‘Devonport City abattoir doing well’ ABC rural 26.06.2002
  17. ‘Liveweight cattle buying centre opens in Devonport’ www.greenham.com.au
  18. ‘Australia: Blue Ribbon meats to go into voluntary administration’ www.just-food.com 19.07.2001
  19. ‘Welcome to the revolution’ AMIEU 11.06.2003
  20. ‘Tasmania’s longest lock out enters 21st week’ Green left. 20.08.2003
  21. www.lib.uts.edu.au
  22. ’24 new jobs as Tasmania meat processor expands’ Manufacturers monthly 19.07.11
  23. ‘North west coast prospects beefed up by expansion’ Bavid O’Byrne MP. 19.07.2011
  24. ‘Stanley wharf left to rot’ The Examiner. 20.08.2011
  25. www.shipspotting.com – dated 30.12.11.
  26. ‘Port of Stanley ready to receive cattle ships’ The Advocate 04.07.2013
  27. ‘Red Meat Updates’ Tasmania. MLA 20.06.2013
  28. Feedback’s top 25 processors for 2004 MLA. oct 2005

Longford

Updated 28.12.2013. Longford abattoir is located on the North east side of Tasmania mainland, South of Launceston. Owned by JBS the abattoir is a multi species abattoir currently operating.

Other Names

  • Longford JBS
  • Number 195.18

Current Operation

  • Aus Meat Accreditation registration dated 29/12/2015 #195 – JBS Australia Pty Ltd (Longford).17
    • registered as a Beef, Sheep, Offal export facility.17
  • Direct employment enquiries to www.jbssa.com.au

Location

Australia. Longford

Map. LongfordSource – Hema Maps – Australia Truckies Atlas. 

Owner

  • Gilbertson family
  • SBA foods (Sumikan)- 1996
  • Tasman Group7
    • Used to operate under name – Belandra Pty Ltd
    • Victorian based operation7
    • General Manager Fracnk Orovec7
    • Chairman Giuseppe Catalfamo7
  • JBS Swift1

Operation Of Longford.

  • Multi species processing abattoir2
    • Multi species abattoirs notoriously difficult and complex to manage5
    • Longford is Australia’s most flexible and diverse red meat processing site5
  • Capacity to process 450 beef a day, 1,600 Small stock such as Lamb, mutton and veal1
    • With beef operation also kills 1800 lambs and sheep a day, plus bobby calves and veal.5
  • Full Halal kill to key Muslim markets – Malaysia, Indonesia and Middle East.5
  • Full License access for beef and lamb export to China and Russia5
  • Carries out EU grassfed supply – MSA backed grassfed Natural beef program5
  • Longford carries out most of weekly grainfed kill on contract for Japanese owned Feedlot located in Tasmania5
  • Emphasis is directing sheep and beef meat to branded programs instead of selling product as a commodity meat.5

History Of Longford

2002

  • SBA Foods sell to Tasman Group Services – $25M9
    • Includes King Island9
    • Altona abattoir – Melbourne (currently mothballed) – been closed for last 2 years9
      • Past 4 years had $10M spent on improving beef slaughter chain, chiller and boning facilities9
    • Yambinya feedlot – Wakool, Deniliquin.9
    • Tasman Group already owned – Brooklyn abattoir – gutted by fire June 2001 and still closed in 2002.9

2003

  • Abattoir closed -part of union agreement workers to paid full entitlements7
    • Rescue package offered by Government7
    • More optimistic about workers future with package announced7
  • Abattoir had applied for new rendering plant7
    • $5M plant had already been built but formal application still required approval.7
  • 600 Tasmanian feedlot cattle went to King Island abattoir for processing.7

2006

  • Tasman Group Chairman – Giuseppe Catalfamo brided Cole’s head of supermarket merchadising Peter Scott (Coles fired Scott in 2007).6
    • Scott had acquired million dollar bayside apartment from Catalfamo6
    • Considered a breach of retailers code of conduct – Tasman group main supplier of beef in Victoria and Tasmania6
    • Catalfamo been caught bribing and meat substitution in past – horse-meat substitution scandel that threatened Australia’s export industry 20 years ago, fined and banned from exporting to the USA for 10 years.6
  • Devonport abattoir provides Woolworths with fresh sausages for 29 Tasmanian stores6
  • Tasman Group – report ending 20056
    • sales had increased 30% but profit halved to $6.3M6
    • Company borrowings total nearly $62M6
      • Main creditors – National Australia Bank, ANZ and Japanese meat company Hannan Corporation6

2008

  • JBS purchased as part of Tasman group when entered Australia with acquitsition of AMH5
    • Tasman Group consists of abattoirs in Tasmania – Longford, Devonport and King Island8
      • Tasman group 3 abattoirs in Tasmania including King Island and 3 in Victoria.8
      • JBS paid $US150M8
    • JBS also purchased Smithfield Group $US565M8
      • Has four abattoirs8
    • JB also purchase National Beef $US560M8
      • Has three abattoirs8
      • 2 meat processing facilities8

2009

  • March. JBS lockout company -Cuthbertson Brothers10
    • Cutherbertson process sheep and lamb skins supply footwear trade.10
      • 150 year old company – established by Blundstone11
      • Purchase 80% of Tasmanian production of sheep and lamb skins11
      • Processing plant at Launceston11
        • supply exclusively to Manufacturer Melbourne – Dynasty11
        • Dynasty is agent for Henan Prosper – worlds largest tannery located in China11
      • Employ 20 people11
    • Cutherbertson call on ACCC to launch formal investigation as breach of Trade Practices Act, JBS have misused market power to push players out of the sheep and lambskin market.11
    • JBS refuse to allow Australian Lamb Company to process animals at Longford11
      • Australian Lamb Company is major exporter11
      • Processed 1000 heavy lambs  per week.12
      • Loss of buisiness caused producers $7-$10 per head.11
        • Australian Lamb company forced to send stock to Melbourne for processing11
      • At 2009 – Longford is the only supplier of export grade sheep and lamb produce in Tasmania11
    • JBS is dealing direct with producers , by passing stock agents.11
    • JBS continued pattern of activities designed to force Cuthbertson Brothers out of market by approaching Cuthbertson’s major clients.11
  • Sheepskin tender lockout has caused producers receive 50% less for skins11
    • $3-$4 per skin11
  • ACCC are investigating the matter but JBS refusing to discuss with ACCC.11

2010

  • JBS lay off 90 workers13

2012

  • JBS Australia split into two operating entities to make Northern and Southern regions in relation to abattoirs and feedlots within those areas14.
    • South – Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania14
    • North – NSW and QLD.14

2013

  • JBS threaten closure of Longford if another abattoir is established on King Island abattoir (Tas)3
    • JBS say – not receiving cattle from King Island would hurt Longford operations3
    • JBS (at June 2013) still owned the closed King Island plant. It was not leased or for sale3
  • Longford Plant – Boning room to be reconfigured for great throughput to increase efficency5
    • Long term strategy to optimise production efficency5
    • Lift beef throughput by 50%, increasing beef killed from 300 currently to around 475 head5
      • Majority of cattle sourced – well grown Angus from Tasmania’s NE and NW regions5
      • Islands – King Island and Flinders can account for anything from 200-450 head a week, higher in the spring run.5
      • 80-90% of slaughter cattle are sourced direct from vendors5
    • More productive work hours – 4 day weekly roster, based on four 9.5 hour working days5
    • New technologies – X-ray fat analysis equipment to determine Chemical lean (CL) content5
      • Note – Chemical lean is fat/marbling amount through the meat, the higher the number the less fat content. 90CL very lean, 80CL has high marbling.
    • New technologies – metal fragment contamination screening5
  • Since purchase of facility – considerable infrastructure development, modern blast freezer facility5
  • Focus on growing a range of beef and lamb brands for both key domestic and international customers5
    • 75% of currently weekly kill is MSA accredited at slaughter5
  • Value add at facility – Supplies supermarkets and key customers5
    • Sausages, corned beef, marinated products, dicing, shanks5
    • conventionally packed or MAP5
    • sold under supermarket label.5
  • September. JBS launch brand launch.20

Beef central 27.09.2013 logo

 Great Southern Logo. Source Beef Central 27.9.2013

  • Great Southern grassfed beef and lamb.20
    • Products first of their type in Australia.20
    • third party audited program JAS/ANZ ISO.20
    • 65 accredited farm quality assurance programs backing the brand.20
    • huge demand in domestic and global customers for traceable fresh grassfed meat.20
      • supplied by best practice producers with better livestock genetics.20
      • MSA graded for eating quality.20
      • Farmers would receive premium prices.20
        • 10c/kg premium applied to grid for UK.20
        • 650 farmers through NSW, Vic & Tasmania accredited to supply the program.20
        • Audit costs (for farmers) are paid by JBS.20
          • Audits conducted by AsureQuality.20
        • Animals are consigned driect to JBS.20
        • forward pricing.20
        • Animals consigned through saleyards would not be eligible.20
  • “Today the margins are so tight that if you want a point of difference and that premium or no discount, you have got to be involved with quality assurance” Jeremy Upton, Producer.20
  • November. JBS Swift Australia install closed-circuit television camera’s (CCTV) in it’s Australian meatworks.19
    • For the purpose of animal welfare and meatworker safety issues.19
    • CCTV for internal use by only JBS, with no plans to allow outsiders to view the footage.19
  • JBS’s US beef division (which includes Australia) delivered drop in net sales and earnings in it’s third quarter financial results.22
    • Australia’s division performance and overall contribution to the overall result is impossible to distinguish due to inclusion with US and Canadian beef processing results.21
    • Earnings before tax $134M,.21
      • Down by 22.5% on previous quarter.21
      • Down by 28.4% on third quarter last year.21
    • result reflection of domestic North American markets.21
      • Improved performance had occured in Australian.21
        • Demand had increased in Chinese markets.21

2014

  • April. Longford is the only multi species processing plant in Tasmania at this point
  • Integration of the King Island beef kill into the Longford business has delivered better effiecncies and success at the plant with economies of scale not previously available.18
    • Longford is a more robust business than prior to integration.18
    • Longford now hs the ability and consistency to supply key markets.18
      • China, European union, US, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia and Russia.18
    • Production has increased to 500 beef and 1,700 small-stock being processed a day.18
  • Grading quality of Tasmanian livestock is high quality, non HGP, non GMO.18
  • Beef sales, focused on direct sales to export and retail.18
  • Lamb sales focus on supply of domestic, retail and food service.18
    • including commodity lamb and mutton into China.18
  • Everything that can be value-added in the form of meat and byproducts at Longford is processed on site.18
  • All of the plant’s kill and much of the lamb production is boned, sliced and packed in 2 fabrication room.18
  • JBS no longer required to send animals for processing to the mainland.18
    • sausage making plant.18
    • packaged corn beef and lamb shanks for retail.18
    • By products rendering plant makes 25t tallow a day.18
    • lamb skins are graded and salted for weekly tender.18
    • cattle hides are sold green (unprocessed) to a local hide merchant.18
  • 300 producers support the Great Southern Farm assurance production program.18
  • Staff numbers at the plant had reached 450 employees.18
    • Devonport (domestically licensed) employing 150.18
    • Work was less seasonal and had better security.18
    • Future leaders program pathway available – Career Leadership Opportunities.18
  • July. JBS Australia across all facilities in operation kills daily14
    • 8,500 cattle,14
    • 24,000 smalls – which includes lambs14
    • Employs more than 8,000 people14
  • December. JBS currently operate 12 meat processing plants across 5 Australian states15
    • Wages & local procurement $730M (Excluding livestock purchases)15
    • Employs 8,500 people at the facilities15
      • Employs 12,000 people in Australia15
    • Total revenue of $6.5B15
  • JBS plants 2014_edited-1

    JBS processing plants in Australia

    Source JBS submission #50 Market Consolidation.

    • JBS estimates its current share of four eastern states beef kill – 20% (excludes service kill)15
      • JBS share of Australian beef production 16%15
      • Market share of national small (lamb, mutton & goat) 16%
    • JBS spent $2.4M on halal certification costs of approved religious certifiers in 201415

    2015

    • June. Cost of processing in Australia 1.5-3 times the cost of processing animals in another country15
    • cost of processing grain-fed cattle in Australia is twice of the USA15
      • lower levels of productivity in Australia in regards to kg per unit of labour15
      • 2 major differences between Australia and the USA15
        1. Government regulation
          • $10 a head more in Australia15
          • Dept. of Australian Agriculture fully recover costs of meat export inspection and certification15
            • Australia wide DAFF costs $80M15
            • JBS contribute $14.5M15
          • Export plants don’t use DAFF but use approved employees, which plants fully cover costs15
            • JBS estimate an additional $30M at Export level15
          • USA & Brazil governments provide services at no or minimal costs to processors15
        2. Energy Costs
          • $15 a head more in Australia15
      • Technical barriers to trade (TBT’s)- Total value in Australia estimated at $1.25B as identified costs15
        • 261 TBT’s in 40 key markets15
          • 136 have significant trade distortion impacts15

 

Sources Longford Tas. JBS

  1. ‘Support for KI meatworks’ The Mercury 18.06.13
  2. ‘Abattoir closure claims unfounded’ The Stock and Land. 27.06.13
  3. ‘Abattoir closure warning’ www.mercury.com.au 26.06.2013
  4. www.jbsswift.com.au
  5. ‘Expansion plans ahead for JBS Longford – one of Australia’s most versatile meat plants’ Beef Central 21.10.2013
  6. ‘Woolies sticks by kickback butcher’ SMH 15.01.2007
  7. ‘Tasman Services fulfil final payouts’ The Examiner 23.10.2003
  8. ‘Big Beef producer cuts deal with Tasman Group’ The Age. 06.03.2008
  9. ‘SBA foods sell to Tasman Group Services’  Stock & Land 19.03.2002
  10. ‘End of the Tasmanian Ugg Boot’ The Examiner 03.03.2009
  11. ‘Submission to Select committee on Agriultural and related Industries – Inquiry into food production in Australian’
  12. ‘Abattoir cutback inconveniences lamb company’ ABC rural. 26.02.2009
  13. ‘Australia: Union shuts down picket of locked out meatworkers’ www.wsws.org 29.12.2010
  14. ‘The next Swift Shift’ The Weekly Times 30.07.2014
  15. sub50_JBS Inquiry into the effect of market consolidation on the red meat processing sector
  16. ‘ATO publishes tax data for agribusiness corporates’ Beef Central 18.12.2015
  17. AUS-MEAT Accreditation Listing 29.12.2015
  18. ‘JBS expands its books’ Stock & Land 24.04.2014
  19. ‘Swift CCTV camera action’ Weekly Times 13.11.2013
  20. ‘JBS unveils new QA driven southern grassfed brand program’ Beef Central 27.09.2013
  21. ‘JBS delivers lower third quarter beef sales, revenue’ Beef Central 14.11.2013
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