Eight month shearing works for top Elders wool growers

A SWITCH to eight-monthly shearing and containment yard use has helped Tatyoon’s sixth generation fine wool operation Roseville Ridge take out the prestigious Elders Southern Clip of the Year award..Read More

Terry Sim, August 7, 2019

Analysis: US/China trade war hits currencies, A$ caught in crossfire

GLOBAL currencies and stock markets have weakened over the past two days as financial markets have deep concerns about the ramifications of the latest stage in the US China trade war. “So far Australia has been a beneficiary of this new chapter in the war, but if we are not careful this could be short-lived,” independent meat and livestock market analyst Simon Quilty warns in this report. ..Read More

Simon Quilty, August 7, 2019

ALEC welcomes bill to create livex Inspector General

The Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council has welcomed the introduction of legislation to establish a Federal Inspector General for Live Animal Exports, describing the move as an important step towards driving cultural change and improved animal welfare outcomes…Read More

Sheep Central, August 1, 2019

Exporter slams Middle East shipping ban extension

The Department of Agriculture has extended the prohibited period for live sheep exports to, or through, the Middle East by three weeks to 22 September 2019, in a move welcomed by animal groups but criticised as ‘flawed’ by exporters…Read More

Sheep Central, August 1, 2019

Wellard ship sale to Heytesbury may be in doubt

Wellard Limited has told the Australian Stock Exchange this morning it is actively negotiating the sale of its ship, the M/V Ocean Swagman, with another potential buyer, after the previously announced buyer, Heytesbury Holding Company Pty Ltd, did not complete due dilligence by an agreed deadline…Read More

Sheep Central, July 31, 2019

Ag Dept concludes probe into livex “cash for cruelty” claims

The Department of Agriculture says its investigation into allegations that live export workers had been offered money by animal rights groups to obtain and leak footage of animal cruelty on export vessels has found no evidence to support the claims. ..Read More

Sheep Central, July 26, 2019

Livecorp live sheep export dehumidification trial data under scrutiny

DATA captured during a $2.2 million dehumidification trial on a livestock export vessel is now being analysed, Livecorp said last week…Read More

Terry Sim, July 15, 2019

Former live sheep exporter is closing its South Australian office

DISGRACED former live sheep exporter Emanuel Exports has decided to close the eastern states offices of its subsidiary EMS Rural Exports…Read More

Terry Sim, July 10, 2019

Livestock export industry conference heads to Townsville

In a time of change and re-calibration for the livestock export industry, around 400 delegates are expected to attend the sector’s national conference in Townsville in October…Read More

Sheep Central, June 12, 2019

Wellard issues debt restructure update, Balazarini ceases director role

The Board of publicly listed livestock shipping company Wellard Limited has advised the ASX today it is considering options to restructure its balance sheet, including the possible sale of a vessel, after the end of a standstill period triggered increased debt repayment commitments…Read More

Sheep Central, June 11, 2019

Mauro Balzarini’s era at helm of live exporter Wellard ends

A BRIEF technical announcement to the Australian Stock Exchange today effectively closed the chapter on Mauro Balzarini’s era of operational control of one Australia’s largest livestock exporting businesses, Wellard Limited…Read More

James Nason, June 3, 2019

May live sheep shipments crucial to Middle East trade

AUSTRALIA’S last live sheep vessel to depart for the Middle East before a three-month Northern Summer prohibition has been approved and is on its way Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates…Read More

Terry Sim, May 27, 2019

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