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.
LIVE sheep exporters have been urged to make a greater investment in animal welfare by Agriculture Minister David Littleproud following the release of new draft recommendations to minimise heat stress risk during Middle East shipments.
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.
AUSTRALIA’S move to align its lamb definition with New Zealand gained teeth in Canberra today, with Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud declaring his support for the change at Red Meat 2018.