The manufacturer of pain relief product Tri-Solfen has moved to assure producers there are no issues with using the product on cattle that will enter export supply chains, despite the product having no formal Export Slaughter Interval established.
For the third year in a row the Kimberley Pilbara Cattlemen’s Association (KPCA) Livestock Handling Cup – previously known as the Pilbara Livestock Handling Cup – is putting the stock handling skills of WA’s northern pastoral industry to the test.
How many producers selling to live export make a point of assessing an exporters’ animal welfare investments and standards before selling their stock, versus simply seeking the highest price they can find?
A “Bud Box” incorporated into the cattle processing yards at Mort and Co’s recently completed Grassdale feedlot expansion has been credited with significantly improving cattle throughput efficiency.
The number of animals arriving at export abattoirs in Australia in an unfit condition to load has more than doubled since the start of 2017, data obtained by Beef Central from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources indicates.
The Australian Livestock Exporters Council says exporters meeting in Brisbane yesterday committed to a range of additional initiatives to improve animal welfare transparency and accountability, as the industry struggles to maintain public support in the wake of the latest televised footage of animal mistreatment.
Activists tend to decry economics as a weak defence of poor behaviour, but this is a naive approach writes the Australian Farm Institute’s Katie McRobert
Damning footage of Australian sheep dead and dying in extreme heat and cramped conditions on vessels bound for the Middle East has sparked industry plans for improved welfare measures and transparency.
With dry seasonal conditions in large parts of rural Australia, livestock producers are being reminded of their obligations to adhere to ‘fit to load’ animal transport standards and guidelines.
As seasonal conditions across eastern Australia deteriorate following a lack of summer rain, cattle producers are being urged not to gamble on animal welfare by transporting stock that are not fit to load.