DRAFT heat stress assessment proposals for live sheep exports will end the trade, risk cattle shipments and have implications for onshore livestock production if adopted, Australia’s Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud has been told today.
LIVE sheep exporters came under increased pressure from Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud today, as he demanded a timeline this week for the installation of new technology to ease heat stress.
AUSTRALIAN live sheep exporters will next year impose a three-month moratorium on Middle East shipments during the Northern Hemisphere summer.
SHEEP producers, agents and buyers focussed on the preparation of stock for live export at a recent field day in Western Australia.
EXPORTERS and the RSPCA have welcomed Australian government plans to establish a committee to review the nation’s standards for the live export of livestock.
AUSTRALIAN livestock exporters will support two charitable causes with strong links to rural and regional communities – Ronald McDonald House Perth and St John Ambulance – at their annual conference in November.
AN $8.3 million Federal Government investment in the proposed Livestock Global Assurance Program was “a step along” the journey to resumption of the Saudi Arabia sheep trade, Western Australian Senator Chris Back said today.
THE live export industry’s reform agenda will feature at the LIVEXchange 2017 conference in Western Australia this year.
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.
AUSTRALIA’S live export industry could not afford to be complacent, Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council chief executive officer Simon Westaway said last week.