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.
RECENT sales of non-core abattoir and pre-export assets are set to generate about $13 million for listed live export company Wellard Limited.
LIVE sheep exports survived a sustained attack in Federal Parliament today as a motion supporting concurrent debate on a Private Member’s Bill to phase the trade out was narrowly lost in the House of Representatives.
LISTED live export shipping company Wellard has sold its Western Australian feed mill and sheep feeding operations for an undisclosed sum.
AUSTRALIAN live sheep exporters will next year impose a three-month moratorium on Middle East shipments during the Northern Hemisphere summer.
AUSTRALIA’S live export regulator is under fire over delays in the release of independent observer reports from live sheep and cattle shipments, including from some voyages completed seven months ago.
FULL transparency is needed to rebuild public trust in live exports, Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said as he released the first independent observer report from a livestock export shipment.
A need for industry advocacy for live exports, calls for an independent arbiter in carcase grading disputes, and the direction of dung beetle research were some of the diverse topics on producers’ minds during question time at Wednesday’s MLA annual general meeting in Canberra.
Australia’s largest live sheep shipper is expecting its first shipment for several months to arrive in the Middle East in less than a week.
LIVESTOCK farmers need to reclaim the emotional space in animal welfare policy discussions and align with community and consumer expectations or risk their farming practices being determined by activists.