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.
One of Australia’s biggest cattle producers has taken aim at the industry’s peak bodies saying they have been missing in action over the recent live export events. Heytesbury Cattle Co’s marketing manager Hugh Barnet was critical of the response of the Australian Livestock Exporters Council and Livecorp to recent challenges to the industry, during a seminar at Beef 2018.
QUEENSLAND’S sheep, wool and cattle industry producer leaders will converge on Charleville to meet members and attended a drought support forum later this month.
SHEEP and beef producers are expected to reap significant internal parasite control advantages, including potentially minimising worm drench use, from a dung beetle project announced this week.
SHEEP producers will be able to assist in Queensland research into smart sensors to prevent and detect livestock theft, although the initial CQUniversity project will focus on cattle.
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.
ELDERS has decided to exit from its long haul live export business – including breeding sheep to Inner Mongolia, and feeder and slaughter cattle to China.