Expected processing delays due to Omicron 'perfect storm' for farmers

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Meat processors are warning Omicron could cause processing delays, creating a “perfect storm” for farmers during a dry summer season.

Alliance Group chief executive David Surveyor said it was “almost inevitable” that Omicron would affect its processing capacity as workers were required to self-isolate.

“The situation will compound with the industry’s existing labour shortage. The impact of this will mean we cannot run our plants to the desired capacity,” he said.

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