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Manufacturer clarifies Tri-Solfen export slaughter interval

James Nason, 18 September 2018

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.

Kimberley Pilbara welfare champions compete for 2018 livestock handling cup

Beef Central, 07 September 2018

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. 

When producers sell on price alone, can they expect good livex outcomes?

James Nason, 24 July 2018

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?

Bud Box a big hit at Grassdale

James Nason, 21 June 2018

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.

Unfit to load reports spike as dry sets in | Join our webinar today

James Nason, 15 June 2018

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.

Live exporters commit to reforms, RSPCA brand changes ‘weak’

Beef Central, 19 April 2018

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.

Dragging animal welfare through a kangaroo court

Guest Author, 13 April 2018

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

Live export deaths footage prompts new welfare rules, but no ban

Terry Sim, 09 April 2018

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.

Video – Is it fit to load?

Beef Central, 26 February 2018

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.

Unsure if it’s fit to load? Send a photo first, CCA and Teys urge producers

Guest Author, 19 February 2018

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.