Live Export

Awassi Express issues raised at WA live sheep inquiry hearing

Efforts to re-open investigation of the sourcing of video footage of suffering sheep on the live export vessel the Awassi Express  in 2017 continued in the House Standing Committee on Agriculture inquiry into the Export Control Amendment (Ending Live Sheep Exports by Sea) Bill 2024 at Northam in Western Australia last week…Read More

Terry Sim, 17/06/2024

Cattle groups call out Govt’s approach live sheep phase out

A parliamentary inquiry into the phase out of live sheep exports has heard from several cattle industry groups keen to defend their Western Australian counterparts…Read More

Eric Barker, 14/06/2024

SE Asia Report: Political shifts and livestock trade developments

126th Edition: June 2024 – Key points: India and Indonesia elections should be positive for regional stability and growth | Indonesia moves cattle in preparation for Qurban (Festival of Sacrifice) | RMCP ends its Aus-Indo 10 year $60mil support program..Read More

Dr Michael Patching, 12/06/2024

Opinion: Northern live export is a soft target

Farmers have the best story in town, it is just we are not engaging with the masses, NSW cattle producer George King writes in this contributed opinion piece. ..Read More

George King, 11/06/2024

Live sheep export campaign celebrates strong survey result

Pro-live sheep export campaign Keep The Sheep’s online petition supporting the reversal of the Albanese Government’s phaseout plan has generated more than 44,000 signatures in a week, denting claims the industry has lost its social license…Read More

Terry Sim, 07/06/2024

Watt confirms senate inquiry into live sheep phase legislation

A senate inquiry will be held into the Federal Government’s planned phaseout of live sheep exports by sea by 2028, Minister for Agriculture Murray Watt conceded today…Read More

Terry Sim, 30/05/2024

What you (probably) don’t know about sheep exports

Victorian cattle producer and export trade consultant Byron O’Keefe has worked in the livestock export industry since 2003, and was named Australia’s Young Livestock Exporter of the Year in 2016. Here he provides unique, personal insights into why many believe the sheep export industry is worth supporting – not only by Australia but for people, livestock and food security in the countries it serves…Read More

Byron O'Keefe, 30/05/2024

Ag minister says live cattle exports are here to stay

Federal agriculture minister Murray Watt says the cattle industry should not be worried about losing its live export trade, almost two weeks after the Government announced a plan to phase out live sheep exports…Read More

Eric Barker, 23/05/2024

First State of the Industry report highlights live export growth

The report, developed by livestock export levy-funded industry research body LiveCorp and to be updated annually, provides an update on the number of sheep, cattle and goats exported, their destinations, delivery rates and average voyage lengths…Read More

Beef Central, 23/05/2024

Farm body leaders walk out on Watt over 2028 sheep trade phaseout

Australian farmer, live export and sheep sector leaders walked out on Minister for Agriculture Murray Watt at the CropLife agricultural industry budget breakfast in Canberra this morning in protest at the Albanese Government’s proposed phaseout of the live sheep trade by 2028…Read More

Terry Sim, 15/05/2024

Indonesia dominates April cattle exports from Australia

Australian cattle exports have recorded the strongest start to a year in four years with 60,251 cattle exported in April bringing total volumes for 2024 to date to just over 207,400 head…Read More

Beef Central, 15/05/2024

SE Asia Report: Trade partners reconnect in Rocky | Price gap remains

125th Edition: May 2024 – Strong international representation at Beef Australia | Price differential between Australia live feeder price and Indonesian live feeder price maintains a wide gap |
Heatwave scorches Thailand, Malaysia and Philippines…Read More

Dr Michael Patching, 14/05/2024

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