A LIVE sheep export summit with Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud and departmental officials has been proposed to resolve the future of 60,000 sheep held in a pre-shipment feedlot in Western Australia.
AUSTRALIA’S federal live sheep export regulator has admitted that decisions granting Emanuel Exports approval to export 58,000 sheep to the Middle East on the Al Messilah in June were made unlawfully.
SHEEP and goat meat from the United States will be allowed into Japan for the first time in more than 14 years, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced.
AUSTRALIAN wool prices dipped again this week, with quality and selected wools holding their value, and some crossbreds and Merino types, and lower spec lines dragging the market back.
QUEENSLAND had the potential to double its sheep numbers in 10 years, Leading Sheep advisory panel chairman Don Perkins said today.
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AUSTRALIA’S Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has suspended the live export licence of another company planning a sheep shipment.
SEVERAL Australian Wool Innovation directors have inherent conflicts of interest and lack independence, AWI reviewer and EY Australia’s Federal Government lead partner Andrew Metcalfe has concluded.
AN urgent Federal Court of Australia injunction will be sought to stop a Middle East-bound live sheep shipment from Western Australia if the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources grants approval, Animals Australia said this afternoon.
DROUGHT-HIT graziers and feedlot operators across eastern Australia are putting unprecedented demand on cotton seed supplies, drawing off stocks from the current ginning program almost as quickly as it can be processed.
A series of cold fronts tracked across southern Australia during the week, producing moderate falls, while a vigorous southwesterly airflow resulted in damaging winds and moderate falls in Tasmania, the Victorian Alps and Snowy Mountains in New South Wales.
PEAK animal rights body Animals Australia is pursuing legal options to halt the live export of about 60,000 sheep from Western Australia held in a pre-shipment feedlot near Perth.
MERINO wool valued at about $100,000 has been stolen from a property at Tintinara in south eastern South Australia.
AUSTRALIAN wool grower reluctance to sell clips at lower auction prices also curtailed online sales last week.
There’s no doubt that in the world of agriculture, drones and robots have got sex appeal. But the bubble surrounding them is clouding our judgement on what agtech is really all about. It’s easy to get distracted by the toys, and forget the tools that matter most, warns Agtech Central columnist, Sam Trethewey.
AUSTRALIA’S peak wool marketing and research body could soon lose its chairman Wal Merriman and two other board members if shareholders implement maximum 10-year director terms recommended by an AWI performance and governance review.
AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s board “mood” is to adopt the recommendations of the body’s latest performance and governance review, AWI chief executive officer Stuart McCullough said today.
SOUTH Australia will relax Ovine Johne’s Disease flock and property quarantine restrictions under a new management plan announced late last week.
AUSTRALIAN wool growers have been urged to forward a portion of their clip to manage risk ahead of any slowing of demand.
SCOTTISH-BORN shearer Gavin Mutch has won his second Herdwick Lakeland Shears Open shearing title, breaking a New Zealand stranglehold on the event in northern England. New Zealand shearers had won the final nine times in a row, but on Saturday none reached the five-man final at Cockermouth, Cumbria. The field of 32 included the CP