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Live exporters ‘quietly optimistic’ for 2017 after year of challenges

Beef Central, 21 December 2016

The Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council says the trade is quietly optimistic about the coming 12 months, following several challenges in 2016.

Animal welfare speakers prominent in live export conference lineup

Beef Central, 21 September 2016

Animal welfare experts lead the speaker lineup at the 2016 LIVEXforum conference in Canberra next month.

New ALEC chief executive officer appointed

Beef Central, 01 August 2016

Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council chairman Simon Crean has today announced a new Chief Executive Officer to replace Alison Penfold.

Funding boost for livex welfare assurance program

James Nason, 01 July 2016

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).

ALEC outlines exporter response to latest Vietnam welfare issue

Beef Central, 12 June 2016

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.

Live exporters greet red tape cuts, but question claimed cost savings

Beef Central, 07 April 2016

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.

Livex cap not the solution, says ALEC; CCA calls for calm

Beef Central, 23 February 2016

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.

Indonesia to extend validity of cattle import permits

James Nason, 09 February 2016

Livestock exporters have welcomed indications that Indonesia will extend the validity of cattle import permits from three months to four months.

Groups battle over future livex welfare rules

James Nason, 02 February 2016

Anti-live export groups have accused livestock exporters of trying to water down Government regulation of welfare standards in their industry.

Livestock export industry salutes high achievers

Beef Central, 28 November 2015

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.