Agriculture

Chicken meat processors address potential unfair contract terms

Some of Australia’s largest chicken meat processors have agreed to change certain terms in their current contracts with chicken growers, following an investigation by the ACCC into the use of unfair contract terms in the industry.

The ACCC’s investigation identified a number of potentially unfair contract terms, including terms that allowed processors to vary growers’ supply arrangements or impose additional costs on growers. Some of the terms also required growers to make significant capital investments or contained imbalanced termination clauses.

Wine grapes market study – follow-up report

This report provides an update on the wine grapes sector’s progress in implementing the ACCC’s recommendations from our September 2019 market study final report, or otherwise addressing the issues identified in that report.

JBS' proposed acquisition of Rivalea not opposed

The ACCC will not oppose JBS Australia Pty Ltd’s (JBS) proposed acquisition of Rivalea Holdings Pty Ltd and Oxdale Dairy Enterprise Pty Ltd (together, Rivalea) finding that the transaction is not likely to substantially lessen competition.

JBS processes and supplies fresh pork, value-added pork products and pork smallgoods to wholesalers and retailers in Australia, including through its subsidiary Primo. JBS currently operates one pig abattoir and processing facility in South Australia.

Bulk grain ports monitoring report 2020-21

Report into the bulk grain port export activity for the shipping year 2020-21.

Dairy Code compliance: Observations from 2021-22 season opening

This update outlines the ACCC’s observations on compliance with the Dairy Code since 1 June 2021.