Consumers can expect lamb prices to remain high while a shortage of workers puts pressure on abattoirs to keep up with demand. CEO, Will Barton, said until more workers entered the country, “agricultural value is being left on the table” and that “until we can find these staff, until borders open and visas like the ag visa are in place, little businesses across regional NSW are really going to struggle.”
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Gundagai Meat Processors (GMP) is one of Australia’s most innovative, progressive and trusted lamb processors. Owned by the Barton Group, the Barton family have been associated with Gundagai’s meat industry for almost 100 years, spanning three generations. The business remains family owned and operated, with Will Barton now managing the day-to-day operations. Operating exclusively on a fee for service basis, GMP processes from the state-of-the-art Tier 2 Export Certified processing facility in Gundagai.