Andrew Liesfield says Hardwicks abattoir in Kyneton will no longer process his animals

The ABC reports that the Hardwicks abattoir chooses to stop processing organic animals in northern Victoria

Willaura farmer Andrew Liesfield said, unless he could find another market for his lambs, he might have to leave the organic industry. "It's pretty devastating news," he said."We've been told by certifiers that if we run certified organic animals through an unregistered abattoir, that destroys their certification. That also applies with saleyards."

Mr Liesfield said the industry was endeavouring to find an alternative processor, but it was proving difficult.