Trade

Livestock shipper Wellard posts small net profit

DESPITE challenging conditions for the Australian livestock export trade in the second half of last year, publicly listed livestock shipping business Wellard Limited registered a small net profit for the..Read More

Terry Sim, February 26, 2024

Live sheep trade uncertainty as new markets emerge

UNCERTAINTY around the Federal Government’s proposed live sheep export by sea phaseout timetable is impacting investment just as new sheep and cattle markets are emerging…Read More

Terry Sim, February 21, 2024

WA farmer leaders boycott meeting with Ag Minister Watt

WESTERN Australian sheep industry leaders will meet with Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Murray Watt today, but Prime Minister Anthony Albanese won’t make the meeting…Read More

Terry Sim, February 19, 2024

Senate told no update on live sheep phaseout date

AN end date for Australia’s live animal exports by sea remains unknown after Minister for Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry Murray Watt yesterday provided no update on a government response to a independent phaseout panel’s report…Read More

Terry Sim, February 14, 2024

No prohibition on live export vessels into conflict areas

BELEAGURED Israeli-owned live export vessel the MV Bahijah focused senators on a number of trade issues at a Senate Estimates hearing yesterday…Read More

Terry Sim, February 14, 2024

ALEC seeks review of MV Bahijah decision process

THE role of animal rights group actions in a decision by Australia’s live export regulator to refuse the re-export of an Israel-bound sheep and cattle shipment has been highlighted in a recent government update…Read More

Sheep Central, February 12, 2024

Australia’s January sheep meat exports were highest on record

AUSTRALIAN lamb and mutton exports for January were the highest on record, helped by strong demand in North America, China and the Middle East, according to Meat & Livestock Australia…Read More

Sheep Central, February 9, 2024

Price gouging inquiry prompts calls for competition reform

NSW Farmers has called for meaningful competition reform after a supermarket price gouging report confirmed supermarkets are failing to treat farmers and families fairly…Read More

Sheep Central, February 7, 2024

Supermarkets cop criticism and praise in Senate inquiry

SUBMISSIONS have opened for the latest Senate inquiry into supermarket prices, with Australia’s two biggest operators receiving a mix of a criticism and credit…Read More

Sheep Central, February 7, 2024

Live export precedents favour MV Bahijah re-export plan

RE-EXPORT of an Israeli-owned vessel’s sheep and cattle shipment from Fremantle in Western Australia is achievable, according to industry stakeholders…Read More

Terry Sim, February 7, 2024

WA farmer shares re-export plan for sheep and cattle shipment

AN Israel exporter denied approval for a sheep and cattle shipment to depart Western Australia wants to persist with re-export plans, a WA farmer leader has claimed…Read More

Terry Sim, February 6, 2024

Israeli legal action to complicate vessel’s live export approval

LEGAL action by Israeli animal protection groups to prevent the MV Bahijah standing off Fremantle from unloading its sheep and cattle in Israel could further delay approval for its departure from Australia…Read More

Sheep Central, February 5, 2024

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