Original article by Sue Neales
The Australian – Page: 17 & 28 : 31-Aug-17
The imminent closure of the Churchill Abattoir in Queensland has been attributed to factors such as rising cattle prices and a shortage of cattle to process. Some 500 jobs will be lost when the facility at Ipswich closes in late September. The abattoir processes about 20 per cent of the beef that is sold in Woolworths’ stores, forcing the major retailer to seek a new supplier. Woolworths buys about 600,000 head of cattle each year, with between 9,000 and 12,000 being processed each week for sale across its store network.
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