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Why 2019 is a critical year for live exports

James Nason, 18 January 2019

Australia’s livestock export industry has had its share of difficult years but there are several reasons why 2019 is set to be its most challenging yet.

MV Jawan leaves Portland empty while probe into instability continues

James Nason, 29 November 2018

The Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council has voiced its strong support for an investigation by industry regulators into the factors that caused a vessel loaded with 4327 dairy heifers to rock from side to side after departing port last Wednesday.

August cattle exports hit 20-month high

Beef Central, 20 September 2018

Cattle exports in August brought the year-to-date total 24 percent above year-ago volumes, the latest monthly export data released by Meat & Livestock Australia yesterday shows.

Live export rivals collaborate to lift animal welfare in Vietnam

James Nason, 28 August 2018

Four competing live exporters supplying cattle to Vietnam have committed to working together to proactively implement a higher-level approach to assuring improved animal welfare outcomes in the market.

Australia’s biggest cattle export markets 2017-18

Beef Central, 16 July 2018

Australian cattle exports are running 23 percent higher year on year, with 487,215 cattle exported from January 1 to June 30.

Cattle exporters commit to new supply chain controls in Vietnam

Beef Central, 04 May 2018

The Australian Livestock Exporter’s Council has today announced that exporters will introduce further new measures designed to strenghten the indsutry;s control of cattle supply chains in Vietnam. 

Opinion: The reality of our northern cattle industry belies popular rhetoric

Guest Author, 30 April 2018

Despite a popular campaign over many years from animal activists and many politicians to replace northern live exports with slaughter at export abattoirs, the experience of AACo’s abattoir in Darwin suggests there is still no economic alternative to the live export trade for northern cattle, writes former Commonwealth public servant Brendan O’Reilly.

Blockchain could enhance live export reporting: Aus Veterinary Assn

Beef Central, 23 April 2018

Leveraging technology solutions such as Blockchain could help to deliver a better and more transparent livestock export reporting system, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) believes.

Northern livex prices ease below 300c/kg

James Nason, 10 April 2018

Export cattle prices are coming under pressure as the annual northern mustering season pushes more supply onto a market dominated by deteriorating demand conditions in Indonesia.

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.