THE idea of creating a single body to receive and manage all red meat levies has now been officially ruled out.
So too suggestions of combining service providers Meat & Livestock Australia, LiveCorp and the Australian Meat Processor Corporation into one.
These were two key controversial recommendations, referred to as NewCo1 and NewCo2, to come from a two-year review of the industry’s Memorandum of Understanding, the document which sets out the roles and responsibilities of the peak industry advocacy bodies and research and development corporations.
The review, overseen by the Red Meat Advisory Council, is now back on the agenda after a COVID-related hiatus and the plan is to have it wrapped up by the end of the calendar year.
Some parts of…