Stock Journal 1 Oct 2021
Work is set to begin on a $3-million biosecurity project to protect 700 abattoir jobs and safeguard the future of the South Australian pig industry.
The project, supported by the Pork SA Pig Industry Fund, the SA government’s Regional Growth Fund and Seven Point Pork’s Port Wakefield and Big River Pork’s Murray Bridge abattoirs, will result in truck wash and decontamination facilities installed at both locations.
The biosecurity upgrades will ensure plans endorsed by the Australian government’s Animal Health Committee to prevent disease spread are implemented. This includes ensuring abattoirs are not a central source of infection, with truck biosecurity being a key part of emergency animal disease risk.
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