Live Export

Modern-day ‘Suez Crisis’ disrupts world trade and sheep exports

THE six-day blockage of the Suez Canal by the MV Ever Given is expected to put pressure on bulk and container sea freight, and live sheep supplies to the Middle East, as shipping lines factor in wait times for some vessels and lengthened routes for others…Read More

Sheep Central, March 30, 2021

Updated livestock export standards take effect 

The Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) version 3.0 came into effect yesterday, 1 November 2020 and apply to all consignments of livestock that leave Australia on or after that date…Read More

Guest Author, November 4, 2020

2020 Young Livestock Exporter Achiever of the Year

HALLEEN Australasian Livestock Traders ESCAS manager Patrick Coole has been named the 2020 Young Livestock Exporter Achiever of the Year…Read More

Sheep Central, November 4, 2020

Livestock vessel lost with 43 crew and 5867 cattle

A LIVESTOCK vessel carrying 43 crew members, believed to include two Australians, and almost 6000 cattle from New Zealand has disappeared in the East China Sea near Japan after issuing a distress signal during Typhoon Maysak early yesterday morning…Read More

James Nason, September 3, 2020

Cropping identified as an ongoing risk to WA sheep meat production

THERE is a risk of a continued move away from wool and sheep meat production towards cropping in Western Australia, leading industry analyst Mecardo has found…Read More

Sheep Central, August 26, 2020

Give all live export sheep an electronic tag – RSPCA

ANIMAL welfare body RSPCA Australia is calling for the electronic ear tagging of all sheep and cattle exported live after recent incidents in Jordan and Indonesia…Read More

Sheep Central, August 17, 2020

Department investigating Jordan sheep ESCAS breach

A JORDANIAN facility has been removed from an Australian live sheep supply chain after animals were sold outside export assurance system guidelines…Read More

Sheep Central, August 14, 2020

Middle East live sheep moratorium could be shortened, says exporter

A RECENT Middle East live sheep shipment indicated there was a case for shortening the current Northern Summer moratorium, according to the exporter Rural Export and Trading WA…Read More

Terry Sim, July 8, 2020

Live sheep ship dodges storm to depart Western Australia

MIDDLE East-bound live sheep vessel the MV Al Kuwait has departed Fremantle with 33,341 sheep after its departure was delayed a further two days by a storm off the Western Australian coast…Read More

Sheep Central, June 19, 2020

Live export exemption for Al Kuwait not granted

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has made the decision to not grant Rural Export and Trading (WA) Pty Ltd an exemption to export livestock after 1 June…Read More

Sheep Central, June 3, 2020

WA farmers and RSPCA face off over live sheep export exemption

WESTERN Australian farmers and the RSPCA today faced off over a proposed export exemption for a shipment of sheep delayed by a COVID-19 outbreak on a vessel docked in Fremantle…Read More

Terry Sim, May 28, 2020

Exemption option for WA sheep shipment delayed by COVID-19

A WESTERN Australian live sheep exporter could gain an exemption for an impending shipment despite an approaching Middle East moratorium deadline and an outbreak of COVID-19 on a vessel berthed in Fremantle…Read More

Terry Sim, May 27, 2020

More Live Export News

    Get Sheep Central's news headlines emailed to you -
    FREE!