Small-scale abattoirs for local food economies
In many regions, local abattoirs are rapidly disappearing, and producers face growing distances and costs to send stock for processing, while confronting the problems of large-scale abattoirs dealing with high volumes of industrially-produced meat.
Small-scale producers, for whom animal welfare and supply chain independence is critical to how they farm, need better alternatives and are working to build them. The process remains complex, but the solutions are emerging in examples around Australia, from on-farm facilities to shared infrastructure for local farming communities.
This session provides a practical deep dive for small- to medium-scale livestock producers to learn, share, and develop solutions on how to create a food sovereign system for ethical meat production.