Live Export

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

Six crew members on livex vessel test positive to COVID-19

Six crew members from a livestock export vessel docked in Fremantle have tested positive for COVID-19…Read More

Sheep Central, May 26, 2020

Queensland academic used outdated live export data – ALEC

UNIVERSITY of Queensland Professor of Animal Welfare Clive Phillips has used outdated and obsolete data to cast doubt on the live export trade’s future, according to Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council chief executive officer Mark Harvey-Sutton…Read More

Australian Livestock Exporters' Council CEO Mark Harvey-Sutton, May 12, 2020

Live sheep and cattle vessel’s first voyage with new owner lauded

MIDDLE East importer Kuwait Livestock Transport & Trading has reported zero cattle deaths and sheep mortality of 0.1 percent during the first voyage of its new vessel the MV Al Kuwait, despite wet bulb temperatures reaching up to 31 degrees Celsius…Read More

Sheep Central, May 11, 2020

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