Rum Jungle needing Buffalo for Abattoir next week

IMPORTANT NOTICE.

Dear Members and Guests,

Rum Jungle abattoir has kill space for buffalo available for Wednesday 11th August with delivery on Tuesday 10th August as well as Thursday 11th and Friday 12th with delivery on the days prior to slaughter.

The abattoir has explained that buffalo coming from within a 150km radius of the abattoir have a 3% curfew. It was explained that this is because the abattoir is paying on liveweight and to account for food and water in the gut, which further reduces the saleable meat yield.

Some buffalo producers have expressed concerns about the low grid price ($1.30kg for buffalo in the 300kg – 399kg range).

The abattoir again explained that the price is determined by the saleable meat yield on the buffalo carcase which is reduced in a smaller animal yet processing costs remain the same.

If you have buffalo that can be taken to the Rum Jungle abattoir next week please get in touch with Laura Cunningham directly on 0407 088 777.

Please pass this information on to other parties who may also have buffalo availability.

Kind regards,

Louise Bilato

Executive Officer

NT Buffalo Industry Council Inc.

PO Box 36828

Winnellie NT 0821

Ph: 0400 107 223

ABN: 34 355 734 719

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