New ewe forums planned for eastern Australian states in New Year

Sheep Central, 21 December 2018

NEW It’s Ewe Time! forums in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales have been announced for early next year.

Crean slams Littleproud over live export heat stress model implications

Terry Sim, 20 December 2018

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.

Sheep operations fare best in ABARES drought impact report

Sheep Central, 19 December 2018

AVERAGE farm business profits in Australia’s sheep industry are expected to be positive in 2018-19, compared with forecast negative results for the beef, grains, and dairy industries.

Live export trade survives parliamentary attack by Labor and independents

Sheep Central, 05 December 2018

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.

Wellard reduces live sheep trade exposure with feed mill and facility sale

Sheep Central, 05 December 2018

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 impose Middle East summer moratorium

Sheep Central, 04 December 2018

AUSTRALIAN live sheep exporters will next year impose a three-month moratorium on Middle East shipments during the Northern Hemisphere summer.

AWI to invest $2.5 million in sheep flystrike vaccine research

Sheep Central, 04 December 2018

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation will spend $2.5 million over four years to research a flystrike vaccine for sheep, seen as a potential option to mulesing.

Australia needs more independent live export observers

Terry Sim, 30 November 2018

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.

Australian vet group to help lift Chinese sheep flock meat output

Sheep Central, 30 November 2018

A JOINT Australian-Chinese initiative to boost China’s sheep meat production by doubling the production of local flocks over the next 3-5 years was announced this week.

Full transparency on live exports needed to rebuild public trust – Littleproud

Sheep Central, 27 November 2018

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.