Live Export

Cold Turkey trade steers Wellard to $48.3m loss

UNTIL recently Australia’s largest livestock exporter, Wellard Limited has confirmed it is not currently trading livestock at all and focusing exclusively on chartering its ships, as it reports a significant net loss for a fourth successive financial year…Read More

James Nason, August 29, 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

Animal cruelty charges laid against Emanuel Exports

Western Australia’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has charged Perth-based live export company Emanuel Exports and two directors with alleged cruelty to animals under the State’s Animal Welfare Act…Read More

Sheep Central, July 31, 2019

WA member questions Ag Dept livex investigation

A Western Australian MP has questioned the thoroughness of the Department of Agriculture’s recent investigation into allegations live export ship workers were paid by animal rights groups in exchange for images of animal cruelty…Read More

Sheep Central, July 31, 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

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