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Strong sheep and wool prices help Elders’ profit forecast

Sheep Central, 06 July 2018

ELDERS Limited says that despite current dry weather conditions and declining cattle prices, it remains on track to report a net profit after tax for the financial year to September 2018 in the $59-$63 million range.

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.

WA producer says humane sheep exports possible on purpose-built ships

Guest Author, 09 May 2018

KOJONUP wool and prime lamb producer Steve McGuire believes sheep can be humanely transported to the Middle East, but producers have been let down by the regulator and exporters. The WAFarmers Livestock Section vice president and trade supplier argues activists have underestimated the impact of a live export ban on WA farmers.

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.

Heavy mutton and quality lambs in demand in saleyards

Sheep Central, 04 April 2018

MUTTON sheep prices generally improved across Australia yesterday, in the first saleyard sales since the Easter break.

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.