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Livestock farmers need to reclaim emotional space around animal welfare

Sheep Central, 11 May 2018

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.

Two Bills are coming to end Australia’s live sheep export trade

Terry Sim, 11 May 2018

POLITICAL pressure against live sheep exports increased this week with a second Bill aimed at phasing out of the trade, possibly within five years.

Heytesbury critical of industry response over live export events

Guest Author, 11 May 2018

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.

Vets say end live sheep voyages to Middle East during hot months

Terry Sim, 07 May 2018

AUSTRALIA’S leading veterinary body has advocated an end to live sheep exports to the Middle East during the northern summer months and a 30 percent increase in onboard space for animals throughout the year.

A sheep producer’s view: live export – ‘defending the indefensible’

Sheep Central, 07 May 2018

Western District sheep producer Peter Small explains why he believes action is needed on the live export issue, perhaps including a halt to northern summer shipments to the Middle East, a phase-out of the trade and adjustment assistance for affected Western Australian farmers.

Live export penalties set to increase as sheep farmers reject adjustment offer

Terry Sim, 04 May 2018

FINES totalling millions of dollars and jail terms of up to 10 years for live export company directors responsible for animal welfare breaches are likely under legislative changes being considered by the Turnbull Coalition Government.

Littleproud forecasts ‘strong action’ on sheep export deaths after video release

Terry Sim, 05 April 2018

STRONG action against irresponsible live animal exporters has been forecast by Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud after Animals Australia released disturbing footage of sheep on Middle East-bound vessels.

Live sheep shipments to Turkey lift February exports

Sheep Central, 03 April 2018

TURKEY is emerging as a growing live export destination for Australian sheep. The Eurasian country was the single largest importer of live Australian sheep in February this year, taking just under 73,000 head.

Sheep producers, agents and buyers focus on live export at WA field day

Sheep Central, 20 September 2017

SHEEP producers, agents and buyers focussed on the preparation of stock for live export at a recent field day in Western Australia.

Religious festivals boost August live sheep shipments

Sheep Central, 18 September 2017

RELIGIOUS festivals have boosted Australia’s live sheep exports in August to the highest level of any month this year, Meat & Livestock Australia has reported.