Live Export

March cattle exports slip to 55,073 head

Australian cattle export volumes slipped to 55,073 in March, well below the rolling  five year average for the month of 82,955 head…Read More

Beef Central, April 15, 2021

NZ bans cattle exports by sea, with two-year phase out

The New Zealand Government has this morning announced a ban on live cattle exports by sea, with a two-year period to phase out the trade…Read More

Beef Central, April 14, 2021

New season test for northern live export prices

Northern export cattle prices have softened from record highs, albeit slightly, as the annual nexus arrives between new season supply coming on and the passing of the traditional pre-Ramadan rush on demand in Indonesia…Read More

James Nason, April 13, 2021

The rise, fall and rise again of Australia’s cattle trade to Vietnam

Australia’s cattle export trade to Vietnam has grown quietly but surely in recent years, to the surprising point where it almost surpassed Indonesia as Australia’s highest value cattle export market last year…Read More

James Nason, April 8, 2021

Vale Greg “Whippy” Smith

Our great mate Greg Smith was tragically killed on the 2nd of April 2021 as a result of an accident while discharging cattle in the port of Belawan in north Sumatera, Indonesia…Read More

Dr Ross Ainsworth, April 7, 2021

Livex cost recovery charge hikes “fail the pub test” says outgoing NTCA president

Plans by Canberra to impose significant increases in live export cost recovery charges would not only fail the “pub test” from Townsville to Broome, they “wouldn’t even make it into the carpark”, Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association president Chris Nott told the association’s annual conference in Alice Springs on Friday…Read More

James Nason, March 30, 2021

Service to mark Ian McIvor’s passing

Service arrangements have been finalised to mark the passing of live export industry identity, the late Ian McIvor…Read More

Jon Condon, March 24, 2021

Cost recovery must also include cost efficiency: Cattle Council of Australia

Cost recovery is not a new concept for cattle producers, who are used to paying their way, but critcially, cost efficiencies also need to be explored as part of any assessment of effective regulation, writes Cattle Council of Australia president Markus Rathsmann in this opinion piece in response to Department of Agriculture proposals to increase cost recovery measures for livestock exporters…Read More

Guest Author, March 23, 2021

Live exporters seek advice on COVID vaccinations for vets and stockhands

Getting definitive guidance through official channels remains elusive but written advice suggests veterinarians and stock hands working on livestock export ships should now be eligible to receive COVID vaccinations…Read More

James Nason, March 22, 2021

Vale Ian McIvor

Respected Australian live export industry identity Ian McIvor passed away yesterday, aged 90…Read More

Jon Condon, March 13, 2021

February live cattle export data shows reduced trade activity

Australian cattle exports totalled 57,223 cattle in February, well below the five year average for the month of 80,729 head, adding weight to trade reports of increasing buyer resistance in key markets to record high Australian cattle prices…Read More

Beef Central, March 12, 2021

SE Asia Report: Indo, Viet imports fall (+ new Vietnamese translation!)

Australian cattle prices continue to smash all-time price records, while import numbers drop sharply to both Indonesia and Vietnam, as Dr Ross Ainsworth writes in this month’s South East Asian market report – which is also the first edition of the report to be translated into Vietnamese.
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Dr Ross Ainsworth, March 11, 2021

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