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The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) is the Peak Council that represents retailers, processors, exporters and smallgoods manufacturers in the post-farm-gate meat industry.

Resolution of Trade Disruption to China
 
AMIC welcomes the news received from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) of the lifting of the suspension on import clearance by Chinese regulators against 4 AMIC members and JBS Australia on October 31st.

“As the Peak Industry Council representing the red meat export sector, we welcome this news from our great trading partner China,” said AMIC Chair Lachie Hart. “This industry employs almost 50,000 full time staff up and down the supply chain, as well as over 100,000 extra people through multiplier effects. We are the largest beef exporter and provide a large amount to this country’s GDP. This issue was impacting our members, and in turn the whole supply chain,” said Mr Hart. “AMIC worked ‘hand in glove’ with DAWR on this issue and this is a result of 3 months of dedicated work by DAWR and AMIC,” Mr Hart stated. 

Click here for the full Media Release


         Thank you to our 2017 National Competition Industry Partners
                   

Vale Kevin Cottrill
 
AMIC WH&S Butcher Shop Safety Video

Sadly, Kevin Cottrill, AMIC's former CEO passed away on Sunday December 10th. Mr Cottrill will be laid to rest in Sydney on December 18th. 

Click here for a tribute from CEO Patrick Hutchinson
 
AMIC has produced a short video about safety in butcher shops featuring some SA members. Login to the HR/IR secure section and go to the WHS Database Index under "V" to download this excellent training tool.
NSW Workers Compensation and IR Information Sessions - Nov 2017
 
National Sausage King Hall of Fame

AMIC will hold free Information Sessions in
Tamworth & Lismore in November. These are not to be missed! See here for the agendas and the registration forms to book your place.
 
The AMIC National Sausage King Hall of Fame is awarded to those companies that consistently excel at winning a first place in the National Sausage King Competition. 

The Pink Butcher Charity Campaign October is Pink Butcher Month
 
World on a Plate - a history book 
of meat
processing in Australia
 
AMIC has partnered with Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) to help raise awareness & funds. October is Pink Butcher Month and all butchers are invited to take part.
Please see here for more information and to register.
      
AMIC's National Processing Director, Stephen Martyn has written a book on the history of meat processing in Australia.

To buy a copy please see the Information Sheet and then the Order Form to place your order.

Save money on energy bills
 
Australian Livestock Processing Industry Animal Welfare Certification System (AAWCS)

AMIC members  have access to cheaper electricity & gas rates in NSW, SA, VIC & SE QLD.
Make It Cheaper can compare your bills for free to see if a saving can be identified. 
Find out more
   
Read more on AMIC's
animal welfare here
AAWCS is an independently audited certification program used by Australian livestock processors to demonstrate compliance with industry best practice animal welfare standards. Read more 
       
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