Category: International Trading

Big lift in JBS second quarter results

Processing operations in the US and Australia were among the better performers during the second quarter in JBS’s global business, financial results released this morning suggest. The post Big lift in JBS second quarter results appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Big lift in JBS second quarter results

SE Asia report: Indo prices firm for second month

Indonesian slaughter prices have firmed again for the second month in a row, Vietnam slaughter prices have also continued their movement upwards and Chinese prices are rising, Dr Ross Ainsworth in this month’s SE Asia market report. The post SE Asia report: Indo prices firm for second month appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Middle East cattle orders held up by live sheep trade uncertainty

CATTLE export shipments from Western Australia have been disrupted by the uncertainty over the continuation of the Middle East live sheep trade from the state. The post Middle East cattle orders held up by live sheep trade uncertainty appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Middle East cattle orders held up by live… Read more »

WA sheep producer juggles sheep trade fall-out

WESTERN Australian sheep producers like Glenn Woodhams are juggling the fall-out from the halting of the live export trade to the Middle East. The post WA sheep producer juggles sheep trade fall-out appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central WA sheep producer juggles sheep trade fall-out

Profitable Black Sea grain makes its mark on Victorian delegation

A Victorian grower delegation back from a crop tour of the Black Sea region is coming to terms with the profitability and potential of a region now going head to head with Australia. The post Profitable Black Sea grain makes its mark on Victorian delegation appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Profitable… Read more »

Harmony diversifying cattle shipments, as it puts sheep export program on hold

Harmony Foods will send two loads of live cattle this month but has put its live sheep exports program on hold. The post Harmony diversifying cattle shipments, as it puts sheep export program on hold appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Harmony diversifying cattle shipments, as it puts sheep export program on… Read more »

WA live exporter reassesses investment amid sheep trade uncertainty

WESTERN Australian-based live exporter Harmony Agriculture and Food will send two loads of cattle this month, but has put its sheep export program on hold. The post WA live exporter reassesses investment amid sheep trade uncertainty appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central WA live exporter reassesses investment amid sheep trade uncertainty

Who will Australia back in US/China tussle?

Australia will ultimately have to choose a side in the escalating trade and political spat between the United States and China, a move that will have big implications for Australia’s agricultural exports, according to Rabobank’s Hong Kong-based senior Asia Pacific strategist, Michael Every. The post Who will Australia back in US/China tussle? appeared first on… Read more »

Littleproud works on live sheep trade resumption

WESTERN Australian farmers are hoping live sheep shipments will resume with changes to export licence approval regulations discussed with Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Minister David Littleproud in Perth yesterday. The post Littleproud works on live sheep trade resumption appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Littleproud works on live sheep trade… Read more »

American Millennials are US lamb sales focus

ADVENTUROUS Millennials and ‘infrequent lamb users’ have been identified as key American lamb lovers, a visiting US industry leader said at Lambex 2018 this week. The post American Millennials are US lamb sales focus appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central American Millennials are US lamb sales focus

Bulk grain export supply chain costs draft report: South Australia

A South Australian government review has conditionally given the thumbs up to existing cost structures in the state bulk grain export supply chain. The post Bulk grain export supply chain costs draft report: South Australia appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Bulk grain export supply chain costs draft report: South Australia

Emanuel Exports selling sheep, but hopes to resume shipments

CLARITY was needed for the resumption of the Western Australia’s live sheep export trade after the northern summer, WA’s Minister for Regional Development Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan said last night. The post Emanuel Exports selling sheep, but hopes to resume shipments appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Emanuel Exports selling sheep,… Read more »

First Japanese-produced beef arrives in Australia, retailing at $500/kg

TWO small consignments of highly-marbled Japanese Wagyu beef arrived in Australia in late July and have already been sold to the public, marking the end of a 17-year ban on beef imports from Japan to Australia following the country’s detection of BSE in 2001. Early samples have retailed for $500/kg. The post First Japanese-produced beef… Read more »

Deputy PM throws support behind live export industry

Michael McCormack is in WA on a fact finding tour, just weeks after his predecessor Barnaby Joyce delivered a speech to more than 1,000 local farmers in defence of the live export industry. Source: ABC Livestock Deputy PM throws support behind live export industry

July beef exports surge to 105,000t on the back of sustained high kills

Beef exports during July continued to surge, reaching a 19-month high in line with high rates of drought liquidation-driven beef kill that has persisted later into the year than what many had anticipated. The post July beef exports surge to 105,000t on the back of sustained high kills appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Stranded sheep costs rocket as live export impasse threatens $250m trade

AN impasse between live sheep exporters, Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud and his department is a real threat to the nation’s $250 million sheep trade, Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council chief executive officer Simon Westaway said today. The post Stranded sheep costs rocket as live export impasse threatens $250m trade appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

Minister calls out WA exporters and farmers on sheep trade future

AUSTRALIA’S Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has hit out at live sheep exporters with a suggestion they step up to ship sheep left in a Western Australian feedlot after Emanuel Exports’ licence was suspended. The post Minister calls out WA exporters and farmers on sheep trade future appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central … Read more »

Agriculture minister Littleproud urged to meet WA live sheep exporters

AUSTRALIA’S Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud has refused to meet with a Western Australian exporter seeking clarification on the pathway forward for live sheep exports to the Middle East. The post Agriculture minister Littleproud urged to meet WA live sheep exporters appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Agriculture minister Littleproud urged to… Read more »

Littleproud lobbies for live trade in Israel

Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud has travelled to Israel to lobby for the country to continue to take live animals from Australia. The post Littleproud lobbies for live trade in Israel appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Littleproud lobbies for live trade in Israel

Middle East importers act as Australian live sheep exports halt

AUSTRALIA’S Middle Eastern live sheep markets are turning to other sources as a stalemate between live exporters, the regulator and Animals Australia continues to stall shipments from Western Australia. The post Middle East importers act as Australian live sheep exports halt appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Middle East importers act as… Read more »

Wellard’s MV Ocean Drover listed for sale by shipping brokers

Shipping brokers have listed Wellard’s livestock export vessel the Ocean Drover for sale. The post Wellard’s MV Ocean Drover listed for sale by shipping brokers appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Wellard’s MV Ocean Drover listed for sale by shipping brokers

Weekly kill: Slaughter rates defy sluggish US demand

Export trade performance is being impacted at present by US demand for Australian imported manufacturing meat described this week as ‘sluggish’ by the trade. The post Weekly kill: Slaughter rates defy sluggish US demand appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Slaughter rates defy sluggish US demand

'They are headed to destruction': Premier blasts live export industry

Mark McGowan launches a stinging attack on the live export industry, likening it to a drowning person attacking their rescuer and blasting farmers for “attacking” a State Government he says is trying to help them. Source: ABC Livestock ‘They are headed to destruction’: Premier blasts live export industry

EU-eligible steer price premiums heating up

PREMIUMS paid for EU-eligible HGP-free grassfed steers have opened up considerably in the past couple of months, with some Queensland supply chains paying as much as 45c/kg over conventional cattle last week for suitable cattle. The post EU-eligible steer price premiums heating up appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central EU-eligible steer price… Read more »

Support for farmers’ fighting fund to test Animals Australia’s live sheep stance

AUSTRALIAN Farmers’ Fighting Fund assistance has been proposed to test the Animals Australia legal case against live sheep shipments to the Middle East during the northern summer months of July to September. The post Support for farmers’ fighting fund to test Animals Australia’s live sheep stance appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central … Read more »

US meat body launches website to help the ‘meat denied”

The North American meat industry has wasted little time coming to the aid of the ‘meat denied’, just a week after news emerged a US company is refusing to expense employee meals that contain meat.  The post US meat body launches website to help the ‘meat denied” appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Kiwi Scot shearer Mutch too much for the Canadians at Calgary

SCOTTISH-BORN New Zealeand farmer and shearer Gavin Mutch has had a successful trans-Atlantic break from a bid to retain his place in Scotland’s World Championships team by winning one of North America’s major titles. The post Kiwi Scot shearer Mutch too much for the Canadians at Calgary appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep… Read more »

Green shoots emerging in northern cattle export trade

Cattle export prices in northern Australia have staged a gradual rise since early June, the first sustained price increase for export cattle in close to two years. The post Green shoots emerging in northern cattle export trade appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Green shoots emerging in northern cattle export trade

Australian Merino wool to be sold under New Zealand ZQ brand

AUSTRALIAN Merino wool from non-mulesed sheep will be sold under a New Zealand brand after a trans-Tasman marketing partnership was announced recently. The post Australian Merino wool to be sold under New Zealand ZQ brand appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australian Merino wool to be sold under New Zealand ZQ brand

Big crowd expected for Western Australian live export forum on Friday

MORE than 1000 people are expected at a public forum in Western Australia on Friday to discuss strategies to continue the live sheep trade and highlight the impacts of the current shipment suspension. The post Big crowd expected for Western Australian live export forum on Friday appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central … Read more »

Another live sheep shipment put on hold as exporters seek clarity

ANOTHER potential live sheep shipment to the Middle East has been put on hold after Australia’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources suspended a second export licence last week. The post Another live sheep shipment put on hold as exporters seek clarity appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Another live sheep shipment… Read more »

Australia’s biggest cattle export markets 2017-18

Australian cattle exports are running 23 percent higher year on year, with 487,215 cattle exported from January 1 to June 30. The post Australia’s biggest cattle export markets 2017-18 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Australia’s biggest cattle export markets 2017-18

Live export summit proposed to end WA sheep shipment ‘ban by default’

A LIVE sheep export summit with Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud and departmental officials has been proposed to resolve the future of 60,000 sheep held in a pre-shipment feedlot in Western Australia. The post Live export summit proposed to end WA sheep shipment ‘ban by default’ appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

Animals Australia scores procedural win in live sheep court case

AUSTRALIA’S federal live sheep export regulator has admitted that decisions granting Emanuel Exports approval to export 58,000 sheep to the Middle East on the Al Messilah in June were made unlawfully. The post Animals Australia scores procedural win in live sheep court case appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Animals Australia scores… Read more »

US sheep and goat meat granted access to Japanese market

SHEEP and goat meat from the United States will be allowed into Japan for the first time in more than 14 years, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced. The post US sheep and goat meat granted access to Japanese market appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central US sheep and… Read more »

Kay’s Cuts: US/China dispute escalates to full blown trade war

How ironic and sad that the US Administration chose to initiate a tariff dispute with China – one of the world’s oldest trading nations – that escalated last Friday into a full-blown trade war, writes Beef Central’s US columnist, Steve Kay. The post Kay’s Cuts: US/China dispute escalates to full blown trade war appeared first… Read more »

Sheep shipment halted with EMS Rural Exports licence suspension

AUSTRALIA’S Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has suspended the live export licence of another company planning a sheep shipment.   The post Sheep shipment halted with EMS Rural Exports licence suspension appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Sheep shipment halted with EMS Rural Exports licence suspension

Animals Australia to seek injunction to stop sheep ship

Animal protection organisation Animals Australia will seek a court injunction to stop tens of thousands of sheep being exported from the Port of Fremantle to the Middle East. Source: ABC Livestock Animals Australia to seek injunction to stop sheep ship

Animals Australia and RSPCA increase pressure to stop WA live sheep shipment

AN urgent Federal Court of Australia injunction will be sought to stop a Middle East-bound live sheep shipment from Western Australia if the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources grants approval, Animals Australia said this afternoon. The post Animals Australia and RSPCA increase pressure to stop WA live sheep shipment appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

Scandal-plagued live export operators seek to resume shipping to Middle East

A live sheep trade company which had its license suspended last month after more than 2,000 sheep died from heat stress on board one of their ships is trying to resume exporting through a subsidiary firm. Source: ABC Livestock Scandal-plagued live export operators seek to resume shipping to Middle East

Animals Australia pursues legal options to halt WA live sheep shipment

PEAK animal rights body Animals Australia is pursuing legal options to halt the live export of about 60,000 sheep from Western Australia held in a pre-shipment feedlot near Perth. The post Animals Australia pursues legal options to halt WA live sheep shipment appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Animals Australia pursues legal… Read more »

SE Asia report: Indonesian price rises for first time in two years

Indonesian slaughter prices have increased for the first time in two years as shipping space becomes the new limiting factor facing the trade, writes Dr Ross Ainsworth in this month’s SE Asia market report. The post SE Asia report: Indonesian price rises for first time in two years appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

China highlight as June beef exports top 101,000t

Resurgent trade into China was a highlight in Australia’s June monthly beef exports, data for which was released by DoA yesterday. The post China highlight as June beef exports top 101,000t appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central China highlight as June beef exports top 101,000t

Emanuel still confident of shipping WA sheep, but Harmony not an option

WESTERN Australian exporter Emanuel Exports is still confident it can ship 60,000 sheep held in a feedlot to the Middle East, despite negotiations breaking down with a licensed export company. The post Emanuel still confident of shipping WA sheep, but Harmony not an option appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Emanuel still… Read more »

New website launched to tell farming community’s side of live sheep exports

AUSTRALIAN farmers and friends have taken their fight to save the beleaguered live sheep export trade online with the launch of a new website. The post New website launched to tell farming community’s side of live sheep exports appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central New website launched to tell farming community’s side… Read more »

Steve McCutcheon to lead ASEL review

Senior public servant Steve McCutcheon will chair a comprehensive review of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL), Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud announced this morning. The post Steve McCutcheon to lead ASEL review appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Steve McCutcheon to lead ASEL review

New chairman appointed to lead Australian live export standards review

EXPERIENCED agricultural industry bureaucrat Steve McCutcheon has been appointed to lead the review of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock. The post New chairman appointed to lead Australian live export standards review appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central New chairman appointed to lead Australian live export standards review

Is the beef supply chain ready for July 1 Country of Origin Labelling changes?

Sunday July 1 marks the start of a new financial year, and heralds the commencement of Australia’s new Country of Origin Labelling regulations. Is the domestic red meat industry ready for the new requirements? The post Is the beef supply chain ready for July 1 Country of Origin Labelling changes? appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Beef briefs 29 June 2018: China lifts bans on British, French exports

China lifts bans on British, French beef imports | China-US tariffs could cut US ag exports by 40pc | French butchers seek protection from vegans | Farm Household Allowance extension passes Parliament | BeefUp Forums return to Northern Australia | Funding for export ready food producers | Zoonosis Awareness Week is back | Quad bike… Read more »

Former AACo boss believes in Darwin abattoir comeback

The former managing director of AACo shares his views on the company’s failed Darwin abattoir and what should happen next. Source: ABC Livestock Former AACo boss believes in Darwin abattoir comeback

UK report criticising AA Co’s environmental governance sends industry warning

A suspect report by a UK-based agency criticising an Australian pastoral company for its ‘poor disclosure and management of environmental issues’ has raised questions about how well the red meat industry projects its environmental and sustainability credentials to the broader community. The post UK report criticising AA Co’s environmental governance sends industry warning appeared first… Read more »

Kangaroo’s odds against dragon, eagle, bear in AGIC 2018 spotlight

Australia’s options to assert itself in the global marketplace among policy and trade heavyweights China, the United States and Russia will be under examination at the 2018 Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) on 1st and 2nd August 2018. The post Kangaroo’s odds against dragon, eagle, bear in AGIC 2018 spotlight appeared first on Grain Central. … Read more »

WA farmers want to know if sheep can be exported safely and economically

SHEEP can be safely exported to the Middle East during the northern summer months, according to Western Australian-based ASX-listed exporter Wellard Ltd. The post WA farmers want to know if sheep can be exported safely and economically appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central WA farmers want to know if sheep can be… Read more »

Japanese beef imports to Australia – tsunami or ripple?

The recent lifting of the ban on imported Japanese beef into Australia has some stakeholders in the Wagyu industry curious about what impact it will have on domestic business. The post Japanese beef imports to Australia – tsunami or ripple? appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Japanese beef imports to Australia –… Read more »

Emanuel Exports sheep are not for sale, despite WA minister’s abattoir plan

WESTERN Australian exporter Emanuel Exports still intends to ship 60,000 sheep held in a feedlot to the Arabian Gulf, despite an offer engineered by WA Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan to have them processed onshore. The post Emanuel Exports sheep are not for sale, despite WA minister’s abattoir plan appeared first on Sheep Central. Source:… Read more »

Stranded WA sheep can be exported under another licence

SHEEP stranded in a Western Australian feedlot under the care of de-licensed exporter Emanuel Exports can be exported under another exporter’s licence, sent for slaughter or returned to farms, the federal government said today. The post Stranded WA sheep can be exported under another licence appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Stranded… Read more »

Australia’s wool industry to celebrate 50 year-plus China partnership

AUSTRALIA’S wool industry will this year celebrate more than 50 years of successful wool trading and industry development co-operation with China. The post Australia’s wool industry to celebrate 50 year-plus China partnership appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australia’s wool industry to celebrate 50 year-plus China partnership

Alpaca industry on the cusp of fleece exports boom

Alpaca producers from across Australia are joining forces to begin shipping out record volumes of fleece to China. Source: ABC Livestock Alpaca industry on the cusp of fleece exports boom

Live exporter's licence suspension a 'major setback' for industry: WA farmers

The suspension of Australia’s largest sheep exporter’s licence is a “major setback” for the industry that could put jobs and Australia’s reputation in the global market as a reliable supplier at risk, West Australian farmers warn. Source: ABC Livestock Live exporter’s licence suspension a ‘major setback’ for industry: WA farmers

Australia’s largest live sheep exporter has licence suspended

AUSTRALIA’S largest live sheep exporter, Western Australian-based Emanuel Exports, this afternoon had its export licence suspended by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. The post Australia’s largest live sheep exporter has licence suspended appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australia’s largest live sheep exporter has licence suspended

Live exporter’s license suspended

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources this afternoon suspended the license of WA based livestock exporter Emanuel Exports. The post Live exporter’s license suspended appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Live exporter’s license suspended

Australia's largest live sheep exporter's licence suspended

Australia’s largest live sheep exporter Emanuel Exports’ export licence is suspended by the Agriculture Department. Source: ABC Livestock Australia’s largest live sheep exporter’s licence suspended

Brazilian lot feeder bullish about live exports

THE re-emergence of Turkey as a major cattle importer has provided a welcome market diversification option for Brazilian cattle producer Andre Luiz Perrone dos Reis. Mr Dos Reis’ diversified farming business includes a 17,000 head feedlot in northern Sao Paolo, which has been built up from just 500 head in the mid 1990s. Most of… Read more »

Alltech conference: Eastern Europe an emerging beef supplier to China

A generational change is creating an incredible opportunity for beef in China, and the winner of the battle to supply that demand could ultimately come from Eastern Europe, Allflex Livestock Intelligence’s Ian Lahiffe told the Alltech Ideas Conference in Kentucky, US. The post Alltech conference: Eastern Europe an emerging beef supplier to China appeared first… Read more »

Livestock Shipping Services reviews live sheep trade business under new rules

WESTERN Australian livestock exporter Livestock Shipping Services has not exited the live sheep trade, but is reviewing its operation after new Middle East shipment stocking density rules were implemented by the Federal Government. The post Livestock Shipping Services reviews live sheep trade business under new rules appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central … Read more »

Emanuel Exports rejects WA Govt’s right to investigate live export matters

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN live sheep exporter Emanuel Exports is maintaining the WA Government has no legal basis to investigate or intervene in live export matters, despite the company’s offices being raided yesterday. The post Emanuel Exports rejects WA Govt’s right to investigate live export matters appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Emanuel Exports… Read more »

Live export company's decision descends into political stoush

Farmers are reeling over the decision of one of the country’s largest live sheep exporters to halt their northern trade over the summer months. Source: ABC Livestock Live export company’s decision descends into political stoush

Aus beef feels global protein upheavals: JBS

Chinese tariffs on American pork, a massive cow cull in New Zealand and a three-week trucking strike in Brazil may seem a long way from Australian cattle paddocks, but are recent examples of seemingly unrelated factors that can impact Australian beef export sales. The post Aus beef feels global protein upheavals: JBS appeared first on… Read more »

Aussie dollar sinks to 12-month low

The A$ has continued its sharp decline over the past week, falling to as low as US73.5c during trading yesterday. It represents a decline of around US2c over the past eight days, adding significantly to the attraction of Australian beef exports in an increasingly competitive global beef market. The post Aussie dollar sinks to 12-month… Read more »

Cattle deaths reported on China shipment

The deaths of 46 cattle on a shipment of 3180 head delivered from Western Australia to China has exceeded the reportable mortality rate for long-haul journeys of one percent. The post Cattle deaths reported on China shipment appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Cattle deaths reported on China shipment

Australia announces FTA negotiations with EU to lift red meat access

AUSTRALIA-EUROPEAN Union Free Trade Agreement negotiations to be started by the Coalition Government in Belgium next month have been welcomed by the nation’s red meat industry. The post Australia announces FTA negotiations with EU to lift red meat access appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australia announces FTA negotiations with EU to… Read more »

$120 million upgrade arms Kilcoy plant for global beef opportunity + VIDEO

A $120 million plant upgrade and expansion which has touched most areas of the facility has armed Queensland grainfed beef processor Kilcoy Pastoral Co for the future. A suite of major projects undertaken at the site over the past two years have delivered potential for greater throughput, greater efficiency, and overall performance advances. The post… Read more »

UK farmers increasingly relying on agricultural contractors

More farmers in the United Kingdom are relying on external companies to carry out major work, with a new study has finding agriculture is kept operational through family, permanent-hired, outsourced and seasonal labour. The post UK farmers increasingly relying on agricultural contractors appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central UK farmers increasingly relying… Read more »

SE Asia report: Indo feedlots finally clear backlog

The Indonesian feedlot industry finally clears the backlog ready for a new beginning, while Philippines slaughter cattle prices rejoin the SE Asian pack. The post SE Asia report: Indo feedlots finally clear backlog appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central SE Asia report: Indo feedlots finally clear backlog

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

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 post Unfit to load reports spike as dry sets in | Join our webinar appeared… Read more »

Animals Australia mounts Federal Court challenge to live sheep export licence

ANIMAL rights groups Animals Australia will challenge the granting of a live sheep export licence for a Middle East shipment in Australia’s Federal Court today. The post Animals Australia mounts Federal Court challenge to live sheep export licence appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Animals Australia mounts Federal Court challenge to live… Read more »

Live trade moving south in 2018, export figures show

The changing dynamics of Australia’s live cattle export trade have been reflected in the latest monthly shipping data, with Fremantle overtaking Townsville in May to become Australia’s second largest export port by volume so far in 2018. The post Live trade moving south in 2018, export figures show appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Reports Aus pushing for hormone-treated beef into UK “fake news”

Claims that Australia is demanding the United Kingdom accept hormone treated beef in a post-Brexit trade deal have sparked angry headlines and outrage from British media, farming groups, meat processors and politicians in recent months. But it appears the fury has been fuelled by fake news. The post Reports Aus pushing for hormone-treated beef into… Read more »

New Zealand shearing rate increase not enough to keep Kiwis at home

A PLAN to raise New Zealand sheep shearing rates is unlikely to stop the influx of Kiwi shearers into Australia or attract expatriate NZ workers back home. The post New Zealand shearing rate increase not enough to keep Kiwis at home appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central New Zealand shearing rate increase… Read more »

Australia needs to reset the relationship with China and stay cool

China’s extraordinary development since opening to international trade after 1978 has largely delivered Australia the benefit of the world’s longest stretch of economic growth in modern history. Read Walkley award winning journalist, former Beijing bureau chief, adjunct professor Tony Walker’s commentary. The post Australia needs to reset the relationship with China and stay cool appeared… Read more »

Strong demand dampens exchange rate pressure on Australian wool prices

AUSTRALIAN wool prices resisted exchange rate pressure to overall hold above the industry benchmark figure of 2000c/kg clean. The post Strong demand dampens exchange rate pressure on Australian wool prices appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Strong demand dampens exchange rate pressure on Australian wool prices

NT cattle station's Chinese owner wants to grow cotton

The Chinese owners of a cattle station in the Top End of the Northern Territory hope to one day grow cotton and export cattle to China. Source: ABC Livestock NT cattle station’s Chinese owner wants to grow cotton

Rewards for animal welfare excellence in Indonesia

Indonesian customers of Australian cattle have been recognised for their dedication to animal welfare through an awards program developed by the Consolidated Pastoral Co. The post Rewards for animal welfare excellence in Indonesia appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Rewards for animal welfare excellence in Indonesia

Sharp rise in May beef exports, in response to higher rates of kill

There was a dramatic rise in Australian beef exports in May, as a result of higher levels of kill during the month, and better profitability in export operations to some markets. Exports to all markets last month hit 109,700t – easily the largest monthly export tonnage out of Australia since late 2015. The post Sharp… Read more »

Activist footage taken during port wash down ban

The Cattle Council of Australia says vision of Australian cattle matted with feed, sawdust and manure upon arrival in Israel recently was not reflective of conditions during the journey and had been taken while the cattle were in port when wash downs were not allowed. The post Activist footage taken during port wash down ban… Read more »

Japanese sheep meat trade disruption over abamectin sheep drench averted

AUSTRALIA has avoided potential disruption to its multi-million dollar sheep meat trade with Japan by negotiating a higher maximum residue limit for the common drench ingredient abamectin. The post Japanese sheep meat trade disruption over abamectin sheep drench averted appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Japanese sheep meat trade disruption over abamectin… Read more »

Wool forwards progress will wait on confirmation of offshore business

WOOL forward markets moved in line with the spot auction last week, but are expected to stagnate prior to auctions starting this week. The post Wool forwards progress will wait on confirmation of offshore business appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Wool forwards progress will wait on confirmation of offshore business

Live export shipboard stockpersons training course in July

LiveCorp will conduct its next shipboard stockpersons’ training course in Fremantle on July 3-6, a course that will teach participants about adapting to life and work on board; animal handling; detection, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases; and feed, water and deck management. The post Live export shipboard stockpersons training course in July appeared first on… Read more »

Live export company facing criminal probe after deaths of 2,500 sheep

The company at the centre of a live sheep export scandal, Emanuel Exports, is now the focus of a criminal investigation into its treatment of animals after being told to demonstrate why it should not be stripped of its export licence. Source: ABC Livestock Live export company facing criminal probe after deaths of 2,500… Read more »

Labor live sheep export ban amendment foiled, for now….

COALITION MP support for suspension of Middle East live sheep exports during northern summer months and a phase-out of long-haul shipments is growing, NSW Liberal MP Sussan Ley said yesterday. The post Labor live sheep export ban amendment foiled, for now…. appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Labor live sheep export ban… Read more »

More ‘runway’ in wool prices yet – AWI CEO McCullough

MERINO wool’s high-end marketing focus and supply dynamics suggests there is room for auction prices to continue upward, Australian Wool Innovation chief executive officer Stuart McCullough said yesterday. The post More ‘runway’ in wool prices yet – AWI CEO McCullough appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central More ‘runway’ in wool prices yet… Read more »

Insatiable Chinese demand lifts wool into record territory

INSATIABLE demand for Australian wool drove auction prices to a new historical height this week, with the industry benchmark indicator peaking 555 cents a kilogram higher than 12 months ago. The post Insatiable Chinese demand lifts wool into record territory appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Insatiable Chinese demand lifts wool into… Read more »

Big tariff disparity exposed in two-way beef trade between Australia and Japan

One of the outcomes from yesterday’s announcement that Japan has received approval to export beef to Australia is that it exposes an enormous disparity in trade tariffs between the two countries. The post Big tariff disparity exposed in two-way beef trade between Australia and Japan appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Big… Read more »

Japan secures beef access to Australian market: What are the implications?

Japan has confirmed overnight that it has regained access to the Australian market for chilled and frozen beef, lifting a 17-year ban imposed when the country succumbed to BSE in its domestic beef herd in 2001. The development is a significant milestone in the Australian meat industry, as it is the first time in at… Read more »