DEXA technology to be expedited at meatworks

Reform: DEXA technology is to be introduced quicker at meatworks.

Reform: DEXA technology is to be introduced quicker at meatworks.

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is to invest an additional $14 million to co-fund the commercial installation of more DEXA objective measurement systems in red meat processing plants that want to accelerate the adoption of the technology.

SPECIAL 00001844 ORANGE DISTRICT,news,smh,000726,pic brendan esposito,pic shows  BRIAN ANAU A PROCESS WORKER FROM THE ORANGE CITY BEEF COMPANY moving beef.

SPECIAL 00001844 ORANGE DISTRICT,news,smh,000726,pic brendan esposito,pic shows BRIAN ANAU A PROCESS WORKER FROM THE ORANGE CITY BEEF COMPANY moving beef.

The additional funds will meet the growing demand from red meat processors to adopt the technology.

MLA had earlier announced an initial $10 million to co-fund the start of the commercial rollout of the DEXA technology, with the installations to be funded via matching contributions from participating processors and MLA Donor Company (MDC).

The MLA’s Richard Norton said it had received strong interest from a number of large meat processors who were well advanced with their funding applications.