LIVE export vessel Al Shuwaikh was forced to delay its departure from Port Adelaide for three days after completing engine repairs last Sunday.
Saudi Arabia in the past has been Australia’s single largest market for live sheep exports, but the country has not taken any sheep since August 2012 because of the introduction of the ESCAS Animal Welfare System. Exporters have been lobbying the Federal Government for changes that would lift prospects for trade to recommence.
AUSTRALIA could be permanently cut off from potentially its biggest market for live sheep – Saudi Arabia — if it did not resolve access issues between the two countries, according to a Western Australian exporter.
TASMANIAN Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has proposed legislation for all livestock exported from Australia, including sheep, to be identified and tracked with an electronic ear tag, to tighten trade regulation.
A COMPARISON of livestock to human deaths in Australia during the six years to 2015 has been used to defeat the latest parliamentary attack on the live export of sheep and cattle.
AUSTRALIAN livestock exporters celebrated two of their highest achievers at the industry’s annual gala dinner in Canberra last night as part of the LIVEXforum 2016 conference.
AUSTRALIAN sheep reported outside approved supply chains during the annual Eid al-Adha have been cut by about two-thirds since last year, the Department of Agriculture and Resources has reported.
PRIVACY is the most important issue for sheep producers, Sheepmeat Council of Australia Jeff Murray said after animal rights group Animals Australia admitted it was contacting the former owners of stock sold for live export.
LIVE export sheep supply chain breaches reported in the Middle East and South East Asia during the Eid al-Adha or Festival of Sacrifice religious festival have led to a renewed call for Australian exporter licences to “put on the line”.
MIDDLE East markets have turned to lamb carcases from Australia in a big way after the suspension of live exports to Bahrain in August 2012. Meat & Livestock Australia said since 2012-13, Australia has exported more lamb carcases than ever before.