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Wellard plans further sheep shipments after 10,000 lambs go to Oman

Sheep Central, 18 May 2017

WESTERN Australian exporter Wellard Ltd has re-established live sheep exports to the Gulf Region of the Middle East after a hiatus of almost two years.

Federal $8.3m live export investment is ‘a step’ to Saudi trade resumption

Terry Sim, 10 May 2017

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.

Live exporters to discuss reform agenda at LIVEXchange 2017

Sheep Central, 04 May 2017

THE live export industry’s reform agenda will feature at the LIVEXchange 2017 conference in Western Australia this year.

Livestock exporters and meat processors should work together – AFI

Terry Sim, 03 May 2017

AUSTRALIAN livestock exporters should work with red meat processors on common and complementary interests, according to an Australian Farm Institute research report on the live export industry.

Virtual Reality put to use in live export trade

James Nason, 05 April 2017

Anyone who walked by the LiveCorp trade booth at the NTCA conference last Friday would have noticed conference delegates sitting on stools and staring into enclosed headsets, and moving a little like astronauts as they were transported into an immersive visual environment.

Agreement on live export slaughter sheep and goat protocol to China

Sheep Central, 24 March 2017

PROMOTION of a protocol for the export of Australian slaughter sheep and goats is listed among trade restrictions set to be unlocked by a joint statement signed by Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce and China’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister Wang Yi, today.

Red tape delays live sheep vessel Al Shuwaikh’s departure for three days

Terry Sim, 17 February 2017

LIVE export vessel Al Shuwaikh was forced to delay its departure from Port Adelaide for three days after completing engine repairs last Sunday.

Lobby to change ESCAS for the Saudi live sheep trade

Sheep Central, 27 December 2016

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.

Exporter says Saudi live export trade opportunity at risk

Terry Sim, 16 December 2016

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.

MP Wilkie proposes electronic tags for live export sheep and goats + VIDEO

Terry Sim, 30 November 2016

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.