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Gas shortage sets Bourke abattoir opening back to September 19

Sally Gall
September 1 2022 - 11:00am
Thomas Foods operations manager Bill Adcock, plant manager Rhubin Reti, livestock manager Edward Jonson, maintenance manager Scott Adcock, and quality assurance manager Nick Huxtable at the abattoir's unloading facility. Picture: Sally Gall
Thomas Foods operations manager Bill Adcock, plant manager Rhubin Reti, livestock manager Edward Jonson, maintenance manager Scott Adcock, and quality assurance manager Nick Huxtable at the abattoir's unloading facility. Picture: Sally Gall

Securing a regular supply of gas from Queensland has held up the much-anticipated reopening of the goat and sheep abattoir at North Bourke, but the plant is now expected to start operations on September 19.

Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications.

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