Live Export

Nutrien sells Landmark International live export business

ONE of southern Australia’s largest livestock exporting operations has changed hands, with Nutrien Ag Solutions’ sale today of its Landmark International business…Read More

James Nason, January 24, 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

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

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