Live Export

NZ Govt introduces new requirements for livestock exports

New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has introduced new requirements for the safe transport of livestock by sea, following an independent review launched after the tragic loss of Gulf Livestock 1 in early September…Read More

Beef Central, October 23, 2020

Massive consignment yarded near Townsville as live export prices re-test record levels

Northern live export cattle prices are re-testing record levels with good lines of flood plain steers commanding around $3.85/kg ex-Darwin, as the Reid River export yards near Townsville handles 13,500 cattle in a single consignment for Vietnam. ..Read More

James Nason, October 21, 2020

Ship outbreaks reinforce need for national approach to crew safety

The Western Australia Department of Health has re-located 25 crew members from the MV AL Messilah livestock carrier into quarantine isolation at Fremantle today, after yesterday returning positive tests to COVID-19…Read More

Beef Central, October 20, 2020

Cattle shipments maintain even pace in September

Australian cattle export volumes in September almost identically mirrored the previous month’s activity with 77,685 head shipped last month…Read More

James Nason, October 16, 2020

Where will Australia’s livestock export industry be in five years’ time?

The industry’s levy funded research and development provider LiveCorp has had a comprehensive go at answering that question in its new five year plan released yesterday…Read More

James Nason, October 14, 2020

LiveCorp releases 2025 strategic plan

By 2025, LiveCorp will be leading the world in the health and welfare of livestock exports, under a vision outlined in the research and development corporation’s Strategic Plan 2025, released today…Read More

Beef Central, October 13, 2020

SE Asia Report: Indo importers struggling with Govt fixed pricing

China slaughter cattle prices skyrocketing, while Indonesia struggles with pricing fixed by the government, as Dr Ross Ainsworth writes in this month’s South East Asian market report. ..Read More

Dr Ross Ainsworth, October 9, 2020

Laporan Pasar: Industri Daging Sapi Asia Tenggara – Edisi ke-82, Sep 2020

China slaughter cattle prices skyrocketing, while Indonesia struggles with pricing fixed by the government, as Dr Ross Ainsworth writes in this month’s South East Asian market report. ..Read More

Dr Ross Ainsworth, October 9, 2020

Ageing livex vessels should be phased out: Balzarini

Former Wellard Limited boss Mauro Balzarini, a  naval architect by training who had design input into all of Wellard’s livestock carriers, has added his views to the discussion about the safety of livestock carriers in the wake of the Gulf Livestock 1 tragedy…Read More

James Nason, October 1, 2020

More to the story: Aus livestock ships must meet world’s highest standards

Every livestock vessel operating from Australia must comply with the world’s most rigorous standards and regulations, industry representatives have pointed out in response to recent public debate about ship safety…Read More

James Nason, September 25, 2020

Live exports ‘more than a single issue’, positives outweigh negatives: Survey

New research highlights the complex relationship the livestock export industry has with the Australian community, and the work that needs to be done to build further community acceptance…Read More

Guest Author, September 25, 2020

Livestock ship tragedy focuses attention on converted versus purpose-built carriers

The Gulf Livestock 1 tragedy almost three weeks ago is refocusing attention on livestock ship safety and more specifically whether “converted” vessels carry greater risks than purpose-built livestock carriers…Read More

James Nason, September 22, 2020

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