Live Export

Artificial intelligence makes accurate sheep counting a reality

A LIVESTOCK counting system using artificial intelligence will be ready for the live export industry this year and for use in sheep saleyards by April 2020…Read More

Terry Sim, November 1, 2019

LiveCorp/ALEC merger key topic at today’s AGMs

THE red meat industry enters annual general meeting season today with the live export industry’s two major bodies holding their end-of-financial year wrap-ups in Townsville from this morning, ahead of the industry’s two-day LiveXchange conference on Wednesday and Thursday…Read More

James Nason, October 29, 2019

Trial shows dehumidification not yet practical for livestock vessels

A UNIQUE research trial has demonstrated that dehumidification technology can reduce temperature and humidity on a livestock export vessel, but does not yet present a practical solution for improving the welfare of exported stock, a Senate Estimates hearing in Canberra was told yesterday…Read More

James Nason, October 23, 2019

KLTT live export shipment prompts animal rights ire in South Africa

MAJOR Middle East sheep importer the Kuwait Livestock Transport and Trading Company is hitting hurdles in its attempt to supplement limited Australian supplies with a South African shipment…Read More

Sheep Central, October 9, 2019

Live sheep export discussion paper gets mixed reaction

A DISCUSSION paper listing options for future Middle East live sheep export regulation has been welcomed by industry, but is already under fire from the RSPCA…Read More

Sheep Central, September 30, 2019

New independent umpire to oversee live export sector

Federal Parliament has passed new laws to introduce independent oversight of the $1.7 billion live export industry, to boost animal welfare outcomes and further enhance Australia’s position as a “world leader”…Read More

Colin Bettles, September 23, 2019

Frustration over delayed live export independent observer reports

QUESTIONS are being asked about why it is taking several months, and in some cases as long as a year, for reports from independent observers on livestock export journeys to be published…Read More

James Nason, September 20, 2019

Live sheep importer looks to South Africa as WA trade resumes

LIVE sheep shipments to the Middle East from Western Australia will resume this month after an extended trade moratorium amid increased concerns exporters are looking elsewhere for supplies…Read More

Terry Sim, September 13, 2019

Pressure to re-open live sheep export whistleblower inquiry

AUSTRALIA’S Department of Agriculture is under pressure to re-open an investigation into the payment of a Pakistani live export ship worker to film sheep suffering on a live export vessel…Read More

James Nason, September 11, 2019

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

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