Live Export

New rules include Middle East summer sheep shipment ban

LIVE sheep shipments from Australia to the Middle East will be banned for 3.5 months during the the northern summer months of June to mid-September under tougher new guidelines released by the Federal Government today…Read More

Sheep Central, March 31, 2020

Live exporter Wellard faces shareholder class action

A CLASS action has been launched against live exporter Wellard Limited in the Federal Court of Victoria alleging the prospectus which preceded its ill-fated December 2015 initial public offering contained forecasts that were misleading to investors…Read More

James Nason, March 10, 2020

Animals Australia backs live sheep ban call with report findings

ANIMALS Australia wants Middle East live sheep exports banned from May to October, releasing an analysis suggesting the trade’s value has been overstated and its limitation has benefited mutton exports and processing sector employment…Read More

Terry Sim, February 14, 2020

Live sheep export industry tallies cost of trade stoppages

AUSTRALIA’S live sheep export industry lost an estimated $83.6 million due to the three-month suspension in 2018 and about $65.8 million from the moratorium last year, according to a report released this week…Read More

Sheep Central, January 29, 2020

Former Wellard boss plans new live export venture

FORMER Wellard CEO Mauro Balzarini has unveiled plans to develop a new livestock export venture, based on “cleaner, smarter” LNG-powered livestock vessels that he says will significantly improve animal welfare and environmental performance…Read More

Sheep Central, January 13, 2020

Live export Inspector-General report due in early 2020

INSPECTOR-GENERAL of Live Animal Exports Ross Carter’s review of livestock monitoring and reporting during voyages is expected to be completed early next year…Read More

Sheep Central, December 18, 2019

Wellard sells second ship, Ocean Shearer, for $77m

Wellard Limited today announce to the ASX that it has signed a term sheet to sell the MV Ocean Shearer, the world’s largest purpose-built livestock export vessel, for US$53.0 million (AUD $77 million)…Read More

Sheep Central, December 13, 2019

McCormack firm on RSPCA call to drop sheep vessel exemptions

DEPUTY Prime Minister Michael McCormack has indicated he won’t reconsider a government decision to consider exemptions for twin-tiered live sheep export vessels…Read More

Sheep Central, December 4, 2019

Twin-tiered sheep vessel exemptions divide exporters

LIVE sheep exporters are divided over the Federal Government’s plans to grant exemptions for two-tiered vessels to operate past a January deadline…Read More

Sheep Central, December 2, 2019

Cruelty charges aim to halt South African sheep exports

MAJOR Middle East livestock importer Al Mawashi is among defendants to criminal charges laid in relation to a live sheep shipment from South Africa last month…Read More

Sheep Central, November 26, 2019

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

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