JBS is reportedly scaling back lamb production in Australia

JBS is reportedly scaling back lamb production in Australia

The Australian arm of Brazilian meat processor, JBS, is reportedly cutting its lamb and mutton processing in half as a result of poor demand.

The news concerns the Brooklyn plant in Melbourne and Bordertown plant in South Australia.

In a report carried by The Weekly Times, a spokesperson for JBS Australia said 260 workers were being stood down "but not sacked".

He added: "It is due to the selling side of business ... we can’t dictate the supply side nor can we affect demand."

JBS could not be reached for comment at time of press.