Beef Processing Industry Queensland

Value of our Beef Processing Industry

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One of Queensland's largest manufacturing sectors

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Contributes $1 billion annually to the state’s economy

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Supports over 10,000 jobs across the state

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QLD beef products are exported to more than 50 countries

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Almost 50% of all Australian beef and veal products were processed in Queensland (2017 - 2018)

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Exports of QLD beef products were worth $4.92 billion (2017 - 2018)

Your new job awaits

The beef industry offers a unique and rewarding career pathway with a number of diverse job opportunities available across Queensland.

If you're looking for a job change, gap year or a lifelong career, there are endless opportunities in the beef processing industry.

“Being a part of one of Australia’s biggest food companies means that no day is ever the same.”

Case Studies

Learn from those who have carved a successful and rewarding career in the beef industry.

Students from Bray Park State School were one of the first to experience the virtual reality headsets.

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Learn what recent graduates had to say about the Kilcoy Global Foods Graduate Program.

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Debbie Hardke

Debbie Hardke had ambitions to be a teacher. After investigating career pathway options, she found a rewarding option in the Queensland beef industry.

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Ade Ariantika

While at university, Ade completed a company-based project at Oakey Beef Exports. This led to a career in the beef industry and being a Project Manager at Oakey Beef Exports Pty Ltd.

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Dr Aaditi Dang & April Strand

An important area of the meat processing industry is environmental management. Learn how specialists employed in this area got their start.

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Tiwawarn Kongsombat

People without any meat processing skills and experience are welcomed in this industry. Extensive training and development is provided to help people move into new jobs and careers.

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Murray Wilson

The career twists and turns that have taken place so far for this Operations Manager has surprised even him, but he has never looked back.

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The Queensland Government is committed to maintaining a globally competitive beef processing industry by working in partnership with industry and key associations to address challenges and grow the industry.

This website is proudly supported and funded by the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and delivered by Queensland Manufacturing Institute.

Thanks to our key collaboration partners Australian Country Choice, JBS Foods, Teys Australia, Kilcoy Global Foods and the Gateway to Industry Schools Program.
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Careers in the Queensland Beef Processing Industry

There are more opportunities and roles in the Beef Processing Industry than you might think. Explore our careers page and get inspired by our innovative industry, with ample opportunities for further learning.

Work placement and graduate programs are a valuable stepping stone to understanding the career pathway opportunities available in the beef processing industry.

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