The Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council says the trade is quietly optimistic about the coming 12 months, following several challenges in 2016.
Animal welfare experts lead the speaker lineup at the 2016 LIVEXforum conference in Canberra next month.
Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council chairman Simon Crean has today announced a new Chief Executive Officer to replace Alison Penfold.
The livestock export industry appears to be on track to adopt a new animal welfare assurance program, over and above the Government-administered Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS).
The Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council says livestock exporters to Vietnam have taken steps in response to allegations by Animals Australia of animal cruelty towards exported Australian livestock in advance of the evidence being provided to them.
The Federal Government says livestock exporters stand to save up to 30 percent in government charges under changes introduced today which allow them to apply for ‘approved arrangement’ status for export consignments.
A Government-imposed limit on live cattle exports, as suggested by the union representing Australian meat workers, is not the solution, because live cattle exports are not the problem, the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council said in a return fire statement today.
Livestock exporters have welcomed indications that Indonesia will extend the validity of cattle import permits from three months to four months.
Anti-live export groups have accused livestock exporters of trying to water down Government regulation of welfare standards in their industry.
Australia’s livestock import industry has celebrated both its past and future by recognising the sector’s most significant achievers at its national conference, LIVEXchange, in Darwin.