Category: International Trading

Government under pressure over live sheep export observer reports

INDEPENDENT live sheep and cattle observer reports released by the Australian Government are under question after the RSPCA released details of heavily redacted documents this week. The post Government under pressure over live sheep export observer reports appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Government under pressure over live sheep export observer reports

Cattle exports to fall below 1 million head again in 2019

Australian live cattle exports are forecast to decline in 2019 to 950,000 head, as a contraction in the northern herd limits the availability of cattle suitable for export. The post Cattle exports to fall below 1 million head again in 2019 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Cattle exports to fall below… Read more »

Trade Minister urges EU to uphold WTO compliance in beef quota deals

Australia’s Trade Minister Simon Birmingham has told European Union officials during meetings in Brussels this week Australian beef exporters are ‘understandably concerned’ about potential changes to EU import quotas for beef. The post Trade Minister urges EU to uphold WTO compliance in beef quota deals appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Trade… Read more »

Aussies rack up meat judging success in Denver

The Australian national meat judging team, currently in the US on a month-long study and competition tour of the North American meat industry, has finished third overall at the recent National Western Stock Show competition in Denver, Colorado. The post Aussies rack up meat judging success in Denver appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

UPDATED: Court rules on US company bid to patent Aus cattle genome

In a decision with potentially concerning implications for future cattle industry research in Australia, the Federal Court has today ruled against Meat and Livestock Australia’s bid to block a US company from being granted a patent over genomic methods of identifying desirable traits of Australian cattle. The post UPDATED: Court rules on US company bid… Read more »

Competitor watch: Brazilian beef exports close out 2018 with record shipments

The Brazilian beef industry closed 2018 with record exports totalling 1.64 million tonnes, an 11 percent increase in volume compared to 2017, reflecting the resurgent state of the nation’s beef industry, despite recent regulatory, market access and logistical headwinds. The post Competitor watch: Brazilian beef exports close out 2018 with record shipments appeared first on… Read more »

Live sheep export heat stress assessment consultation extended

CONSULTATION on a draft report on heat stress risk assessment for live sheep exports from Australia has been extended by a month as producers lobby over the implementation of the report’s main recommendation. The post Live sheep export heat stress assessment consultation extended appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Live sheep export… Read more »

Department of Agriculture investigates live sheep export payment claims

VIDEO footage of heat-stressed sheep on live export vessels is being formally investigated by the Australia’s Department of Agriculture following claims whistleblowers were paid to produce it. The post Department of Agriculture investigates live sheep export payment claims appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Department of Agriculture investigates live sheep export payment… Read more »

Australia’s 10 largest cattle export markets in 2018

AUSTRALIAN cattle exports recovered in 2018 to surpass one million head for the fourth time in the past five years. The post Australia’s 10 largest cattle export markets in 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Australia’s 10 largest cattle export markets in 2018

Ord ships 30,000t of corn to Korean dry miller + VIDEO

This summer, the Ord region of Western Australia is shipping its biggest ever tonnage of winter-grown corn for dry-milling in South Korea by Dong-Il Grain. The post Ord ships 30,000t of corn to Korean dry miller + VIDEO appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Ord ships 30,000t of corn to Korean dry… Read more »

Why 2019 is a critical year for live exports

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. The post Why 2019 is a critical year for live exports appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Why 2019 is a critical year for live exports

First cattle shipment from Port Alma to China

Cattle exporter North Australia Cattle Company has notched another first after successfully completing a shipment of 2200 cattle from Port Alma near Rockhampton to China over the Christmas/New Year period. The post First cattle shipment from Port Alma to China appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central First cattle shipment from Port Alma… Read more »

CPC sells trio of VRD/Kimberley properties, as divestment continues

CPC has announced the sale of three more northern cattle properties, covering a total area of about 740,000ha, as owner Terra Firma continues its move towards divesting the prized CPC grazing land portfolio. The company has reached agreement with Vietnam-based investment group Clean Agriculture & International Tourism for the purchase of Auvergne and Newry Stations… Read more »

Kay’s Cuts: Record US protein supplies again in 2019

More protein than ever before – that’s what the US meat and poultry industry will produce this year, reports US market commentator Steve Kay. How it disposes of it will depend on continued strong demand at home and abroad. Americans showed a willingness to pay more for beef last year. Japan and South Korea meanwhile… Read more »

2018 beef exports top 1.125 million tonnes

Drought-forced cattle turnoff, coupled with sustained strong international demand has driven Australia’s 2018 beef exports sharply higher, reaching 1.125 million tonnes for the year ended December 31. The post 2018 beef exports top 1.125 million tonnes appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central 2018 beef exports top 1.125 million tonnes

New Year tariff cuts kick in

TARIFFS on a range Australian agricultural exports have either reduced or been abolished under the Trans Pacific Partnership and the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) since January 1.  The post New Year tariff cuts kick in appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central New Year tariff cuts kick in

MV Jawan released from detention for repair voyage to Singapore

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has released the livestock vessel MV Jawan from detention after the vessel completed a sea trial within the Port of Portland. The post MV Jawan released from detention for repair voyage to Singapore appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central MV Jawan released from detention for repair… Read more »

$120,000 fine for serious biosecurity breaches over imported meat

A Brisbane company and its director have been fined a total of $120,000 for biosecurity breaches associated with the transport and storage of imported uncooked meat during 2014 and 2015. The post $120,000 fine for serious biosecurity breaches over imported meat appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central 0,000 fine for serious biosecurity… Read more »

Crean slams Littleproud over live export heat stress model implications

DRAFT heat stress assessment proposals for live sheep exports will end the trade, risk cattle shipments and have implications for onshore livestock production if adopted, Australia’s Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud has been told today. The post Crean slams Littleproud over live export heat stress model implications appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep… Read more »

Live exporters and Minister war over welfare progress

The Federal Government has accused the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council of dragging the chain on critical welfare improvements, claims the body vehemently rejects while raising concerns that recommendations the Government is considering threaten to regulate the sheep and cattle export trades out of existence. The post Live exporters and Minister war over welfare progress appeared… Read more »

Beef import debate heats up

The question of whether Australia should allow beef imports from other countries, pitting the need to maintain vital market access against the risk of exposing the industry to a devastating biosecurity incursion, has always generated fierce debate in the Australian beef industry. The post Beef import debate heats up appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Wellard finalises note redemptions and $13m in asset sales

RECENT sales of non-core abattoir and pre-export assets are set to generate about $13 million for listed live export company Wellard Limited. The post Wellard finalises note redemptions and $13m in asset sales appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Wellard finalises note redemptions and m in asset sales

Live export cattle prices end year on a high

The price for feeder steers heading to Indonesia jumps to $3.25 a kilogram, giving northern cattle producers a boost before Christmas. Source: ABC Livestock Live export cattle prices end year on a high

Wellard generates $13.5m from asset sales

Livestock vessel charterer and exporter Wellard Limited says it has generated approximately $13 million worth of cash flow for its business after reaching agreements to sell non-core WA-located assets including an abattoir, feed mill and pre-export quarantine depot. The post Wellard generates $13.5m from asset sales appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Over 600,000 pigs culled as African Swine Fever sweeps through China

Authorities scramble to stem the spread of the deadly virus, which has already affected 22 provinces in a country that is home to more than half of the world’s pig population. Source: ABC Livestock Over 600,000 pigs culled as African Swine Fever sweeps through China

Brexit turmoil poses risks Australian red meat exports

As the EU-UK ‘divorce’ gets messier Meat & Livestock Australia’s market intelligence unit outlines some of the risks a disorderly ‘Brexit’ process could pose to Australian red meat exports in coming months. The post Brexit turmoil poses risks Australian red meat exports appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Brexit turmoil poses risks… Read more »

Littleproud ups ante on livex welfare technology implementation

Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud says he has written to Australian livestock exporters giving them until the end of this week to confirm how quickly new animal welfare monitoring technology can be installed on live export ships, ahead of next year’s Middle Eastern Summer. The post Littleproud ups ante on livex welfare technology implementation appeared first… Read more »

Beef trade at risk in UK’s messy Brexit divorce

While free trade agreement discussions have started between the Australian government and the EU, and both the UK and Australia have expressed a willingness to pursue an FTA post-Brexit, a disorderly exit poses a range of short-term risks to Australian red meat exports in the interim, an MLA report says The post Beef trade at… Read more »

Japanese Wagyu genetics smuggling attempt foiled

Customs authorities in China have detained a man attempting to smuggle prized Japanese Wagyu cattle genetics into the country. The man was detained at Shanghai airport with frozen Wagyu cattle embryos, removed illegally from Japan. The post Japanese Wagyu genetics smuggling attempt foiled appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Japanese Wagyu genetics… Read more »

Middle East live sheep export heat stress assessment changes could end trade

EARLY analysis of draft heat risk assessment recommendations for Middle East live sheep shipments suggest they would threaten the viability of the trade during peak demand months. The post Middle East live sheep export heat stress assessment changes could end trade appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Middle East live sheep export… Read more »

Draft live sheep export heat stress risk assessment rules released

LIVE sheep exporters have been urged to make a greater investment in animal welfare by Agriculture Minister David Littleproud following the release of new draft recommendations to minimise heat stress risk during Middle East shipments. The post Draft live sheep export heat stress risk assessment rules released appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep… Read more »

SE Asia report: Indo challenges mount | Swine fever ramifications | French frog legs

Market consensus points to further price falls in Indonesia given large feedlot inventories and static demand, while an important deadline is fast approaching for the trade, as Dr Ross Ainsworth reports this month. The post SE Asia report: Indo challenges mount | Swine fever ramifications | French frog legs appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

America's love of burgers sees rise in demand for Aussie beef

An abattoir in WA says the US has become a key market for their lean beef, with plans they will take up to 50 per cent of their annual beef exports. Source: ABC Livestock America’s love of burgers sees rise in demand for Aussie beef

John Kaus remembered as a pioneering cattle exporter to Philippines

John Kaus, a man who helped to build Australia’s northern cattle trade into south east Asia for the past 40 years, has been remembered as a pioneer of the Australia-Philippines cattle trade, an approachable and generous leader, a tireless marketing man, a fighter against insurmountable odds and someone to whom personal relationships and trust were… Read more »

Australia set for record year of lamb exports to the United States

AUSTRALIA is still on track for a record year of lamb exports to the United States, despite fewer shipments in the past two months and high cold store inventories. The post Australia set for record year of lamb exports to the United States appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australia set for… Read more »

Unfair trade barriers targeted

IT is not just foreign markets where Australian exporters need help to remove unjustified non-tariff trade barriers, but within Australia itself. The post Unfair trade barriers targeted appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Unfair trade barriers targeted

Kay’s Cuts: Heifers add surprising value to US beef quality

Grainfed heifers are the unsung heroes of the US beef industry this year, helping deliver record proportions of USDA Prime beef, writes US industry analyst, Steve Kay. The post Kay’s Cuts: Heifers add surprising value to US beef quality appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Kay’s Cuts: Heifers add surprising value to… Read more »

Wellard reduces live sheep trade exposure with feed mill and facility sale

LISTED live export shipping company Wellard has sold its Western Australian feed mill and sheep feeding operations for an undisclosed sum. The post Wellard reduces live sheep trade exposure with feed mill and facility sale appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Wellard reduces live sheep trade exposure with feed mill and facility… Read more »

Australian live sheep exporters impose Middle East summer moratorium

Australian live sheep exporters will next year impose a three-month moratorium on Middle East shipments during the Northern Hemisphere summer. The post Australian live sheep exporters impose Middle East summer moratorium appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Australian live sheep exporters impose Middle East summer moratorium

Australian live sheep exporters impose Middle East summer moratorium

AUSTRALIAN live sheep exporters will next year impose a three-month moratorium on Middle East shipments during the Northern Hemisphere summer. The post Australian live sheep exporters impose Middle East summer moratorium appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australian live sheep exporters impose Middle East summer moratorium

China on track for record Australian beef import year

China remains on track to set a calendar year volume record for Australian beef imports this year, following the release of November export data yesterday. The post China on track for record Australian beef import year appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central China on track for record Australian beef import year

Analysis underscores value of live export trade to cattle industry

An analysis of the value of live exports in the Australian cattle industry shows that over $620 million of the industry’s average annual revenue is returned to the farmgate. The post Analysis underscores value of live export trade to cattle industry appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Analysis underscores value of live… Read more »

Argentina to regain US market access after 17 years

Argentina is set to regain access for its beef into the United States for the first time in almost two decades years after proving its sanitary credentials to the USDA. The post Argentina to regain US market access after 17 years appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Argentina to regain US market… Read more »

Australia needs more independent live export observers

AUSTRALIA’S live export regulator is under fire over delays in the release of independent observer reports from live sheep and cattle shipments, including from some voyages completed seven months ago. The post Australia needs more independent live export observers appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australia needs more independent live export observers

Australian vet group signs deal to double Chinese sheep flock meat output

A JOINT Australian-Chinese initiative to boost China’s sheep meat production by doubling the production of local flocks over the next 3-5 years was announced this week. The post Australian vet group signs deal to double Chinese sheep flock meat output appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australian vet group signs deal to… Read more »

MV Jawan leaves Portland empty while probe into instability continues

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 by side after departing from port last Wednesday. The post MV Jawan leaves Portland empty while probe into instability continues appeared first on… Read more »

Beef prices in China hit record highs

The Chinese beef market continues to perform strongly, with prices at their highest point in the past three years, and close to 15-year highs, as a result of growing demand for red meat and impacts caused by the spread of African Swine Fever in the country’s pig population. The post Beef prices in China hit… Read more »

Australian red meat well positioned to ride China’s e-commerce boom

Australian red meat is in an excellent position to ride the e-commerce retail wave in China, producers attending a global markets forum as part of MLA’s annual meetings in Canberra heard last week. Alibaba’s director of business development for Australia and New Zealand, John O’Loghlen, told the gathering that fresh food was a big growth… Read more »

Full transparency on live exports needed to rebuild public trust – Littleproud

FULL transparency is needed to rebuild public trust in live exports, Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said as he released the first independent observer report from a livestock export shipment. The post Full transparency on live exports needed to rebuild public trust – Littleproud appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Full transparency… Read more »

China FTA worth an extra 8c/kg for Australian beef producers

There have been many headlines about Free Trade Agreements and the billions of dollars in value they represent for the Australian red meat industry through the removal of tariff imposts on exports. But what do these deals actually mean at the farm gate? The post China FTA worth an extra 8c/kg for Australian beef producers… Read more »

Live export: First independent observer report released

The first public Independent Observer’s live export summary report was released today, documenting the Bahijah voyage carrying sheep and cattle exported to Israel in June 2018. The post Live export: First independent observer report released appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Live export: First independent observer report released

780 cattle removed from detained livestock vessel

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources says it is investigating the circumstances that forced a livestock export vessel loaded with 4237 cattle to return to port soon after departing last week. The post 780 cattle removed from detained livestock vessel appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central 780 cattle removed from detained… Read more »

Live export ship ‘detained’ after rolling at sea

A livestock export vessel carrying 4237 cattle was forced to return to the Port of Portland yesterday when it began rolling from side to side soon after departure. The post Live export ship ‘detained’ after rolling at sea appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Live export ship ‘detained’ after rolling at sea

Big live sheep shipment bound for new $70m Kuwait abattoir

Australia’s largest live sheep shipper is expecting its first shipment for several months to arrive in the Middle East in less than a week. The post Big live sheep shipment bound for new $70m Kuwait abattoir appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Big live sheep shipment bound for new m Kuwait abattoir

New appointments to boost Indonesia–Australia red meat and cattle partnership

Three new non-government members have been appointed to the Indonesia Australia Partnership on Food Security in the Red Meat & Cattle Sector. The post New appointments to boost Indonesia–Australia red meat and cattle partnership appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central New appointments to boost Indonesia–Australia red meat and cattle partnership

JBS grows Chinese beef beef business with meat giant COFCO

JBS Australia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese state-owned meat giant, COFCO Meat Holdings, which could grow into annual trade of 15,000 tonnes of beef worth US$100 million over the next three years. The post JBS grows Chinese beef beef business with meat giant COFCO appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Australian beef could be “bloodied in the crossfire” of EU-US trade war

Australia’s beef access to Europe is in danger of being “bloodied in the crossfire” of an EU-US trade war, cattle producer and beef exporter Josie Angus told the Meat & Livestock Australia global markets forum in Canberra on Tuesday. The post Australian beef could be “bloodied in the crossfire” of EU-US trade war appeared first… Read more »

Live export: ‘the greatest drought strategy Australia has’

The livestock export industry is the greatest drought strategy Australia has, Scot Braithwaite maintains. The post Live export: ‘the greatest drought strategy Australia has’ appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Live export: ‘the greatest drought strategy Australia has’

Australia faces growing beef exporter competition in China

The imported beef market landscape in China is changing dramatically, with Australia facing competition from a rapidly growing number of approved beef suppliers from across the world. Judging by the current volume of imported beef trade, China’s total beef imports in 2018 are expected to exceed one million tonnes for the first time, up 48pc… Read more »

SE Asia report: Indo prices weaken | Phillippines prices rise to $4/kg

Indonesian prices weaken again as over-supply looms; prices China are holding firm as African Swine Fever continues to spread, and exporters will be paging back through dusty contact books as the Philippines price breaks through the $4 mark for the first time, writes Dr Ross Ainsworth in this month’s SE Asia report. The post SE… Read more »

Kay’s Cuts: Competition beefs up in Japan

Japan is a crucial export market for Australian and US beef, and both countries compete ferociously for market share, writes US industry commentator Steve Kay, in his latest monthly column for Beef Central. Competition is likely to heat up early next year as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership is set to enter… Read more »

JBS signs $2.1 billion supply deal with China’s Alibaba

In one of the biggest meat protein supply agreements in history, global meat processor JBS has signed a massive US$1.5 billion supply deal with Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba. The post JBS signs $2.1 billion supply deal with China’s Alibaba appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central JBS signs .1 billion supply deal with… Read more »

Tariff cut unlikely to trigger Chinese trade takeoff

Live exporters say that while every reduction in tariff barriers is welcome, there are several reasons why the formal elmination of a 10pc tariff on live cattle exports to China under ChAFTA in 2019 is unlikely to deliver a sudden or immediate boost for the trade at the start of next year. The post Tariff… Read more »

Review of meat export control rules seeks stakeholder input

A review of rules governing export of meat products out of Australia, which promises to provide more modern, flexible and streamlined legislation for export trade is seeking input from industry stakeholders. The post Review of meat export control rules seeks stakeholder input appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Review of meat export… Read more »

Allegations of live export trade cover-up to be investigated

The former head of the Australian Crime Commission will investigate allegations that staff in the federal Department of Agriculture were told to keep quiet over their concerns about the live animal export trade. Source: ABC Livestock Allegations of live export trade cover-up to be investigated

October beef exports lift to close to 99,000t

Beef exports to all markets reached almost 99,000 tonnes in October, a 15pc rise year-on-year, in line with recent high rates of beef slaughter and continued strong export demand – especially from developed and emerging markets in Asia. Business into China and Japan were among the highlights. The post October beef exports lift to close… Read more »

Live export industry names 2018 Young Achiever 

Landmark International operations manager Andrew Kelly was named as the winner of the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council’s 2018 Young Achiever of the Year Award at a Gala Dinner in Adelaide last week. The post Live export industry names 2018 Young Achiever  appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Live export industry names 2018… Read more »

New England seminars to explore global beef, sheepmeat market outlook

Northern Tablelands Local Land Services has scheduled a series of four market update seminars across the NSW New England region later this month, featuring meat trade analyst Simon Quilty as guest speaker. Cattle and sheep producers are invited to attend the free seminars, titled “Mapping Australia’s livestock future.” The post New England seminars to explore… Read more »

China’s African Swine Fever outbreak has global implications for meat trade

Meat trade analyst Simon Quilty was the first to examine the implications of the African Swine Fever outbreak in China’s pig industry back in August. In today’s follow-up report, he details why he believes China is about to embark on a large-scale meat protein import program, and tries to quantify how big these importations might… Read more »

Webinar sets out options for AI synchronisation in EU-eligible herds

Following recent warnings to Australia’s EU-accredited beef producers over the use of oestradiol-based products in artificial insemination oestrus synchronisation programs, a webinar has been set up to explore options open to producers. The post Webinar sets out options for AI synchronisation in EU-eligible herds appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Webinar sets… Read more »

Draft live export standards released for feedback

Draft options for improving the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) are now available for stakeholder feedback. The post Draft live export standards released for feedback appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Draft live export standards released for feedback

Trans-Pacific trade deal spells opportunity for red meat exports

Australia officially ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade agreement this week, clearing the way for first-round tariff reductions to be introduced before the end of the year. The post Trans-Pacific trade deal spells opportunity for red meat exports appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Trans-Pacific trade deal spells… Read more »

Moss Review recommends independent inspector to oversee livex trade

Independent oversight of live animal exports will be enhanced with the establishment of an external Inspector General of Live Animal Exports, Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud has announced today. The post Moss Review recommends independent inspector to oversee livex trade appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Moss Review recommends independent inspector to… Read more »

NZ beef and lamb producers lift livestock levies

Beef and sheepmeat farmers in New Zealand have lifted their industry levies, targeting the additional funds into international promotion, lifting the livestock industry’s environmental performance, building biosecurity risk management capability and telling the ‘farmer story’ better. The post NZ beef and lamb producers lift livestock levies appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Littleproud to establish an Inspector General for live exports

INDEPENDENT oversight of live animal exports will be enhanced with an external Inspector General of Live Animal Exports, Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud has announced this morning. The post Littleproud to establish an Inspector General for live exports appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Littleproud to establish an Inspector General for live… Read more »

Animals Australia and RSPCA renew live trade ban call despite Moss plan

PEAK animal right body Animals Australia, the RSPCA and independent parliamentarian Andrew Wilkie believe the Moss Review into the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources live export capabilities confirms why the trade must end. The post Animals Australia and RSPCA renew live trade ban call despite Moss plan appeared first on Sheep Central. Source:… Read more »

NZ beef and lamb producers lift livestock levies

SHEEP meat and beef farmers in New Zealand have lifted their industry levies, targeting the additional funds into international promotion, lifting the livestock industry’s environmental performance, building biosecurity risk management capability and telling the ‘farmer story’ better. The post NZ beef and lamb producers lift livestock levies appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep… Read more »

Container productivity throughput up, profits down: ACCC

Throughput of containers across Australia’s wharves reaches a record in 2017/18, as two decades of ACCC involvement guides all parties though waterfront reforms which in the 1990s aimed for efficiencies for goods engaged in sea trade. The post Container productivity throughput up, profits down: ACCC appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Container… Read more »

Antibiotics, AI production tools face EU market clampdown

Two recent developments have put further obstacles in front of future prospects for Australian beef exports to the EU market. On Thursday, the European Parliament voted to adopt much tighter controls over the use of antibiotics in production animals. And in a separate development, Australian EU-accredited beef producers have received a warning over the use… Read more »

ACCC issues ‘a parking fine’ to misleading ugg boot wholesaler

GENUINE Australian ugg boot maker Eddie Oygur has labelled $25,200 in penalties paid by a company making its products in China as ridiculously low and “a parking fine”. The post ACCC issues ‘a parking fine’ to misleading ugg boot wholesaler appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central ACCC issues ‘a parking fine’ to… Read more »

CQUni’s DataMuster boosts Argentina’s beef research

The DataMuster automated livestock management system has had its first international deployment, with two Argentinean research stations installing the system this month. DataMuster uses walk-over-weigh scales, advanced data analytics and remote communication technologies to monitor growth and reproductive performance in cattle. The post CQUni’s DataMuster boosts Argentina’s beef research appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Indonesia suspends Australian rendered animal protein products

Indonesia has suspended importation of Australian rendered meatmeal products used for animal feed, apparently over concerns about pork material being included in rendered commodities described as being sourced from beef. The trade is worth around $100 million to Australia annually. The post Indonesia suspends Australian rendered animal protein products appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

EU approves grainfed beef negotiation mandate

In an update to an industry statement released about the status of EU grainfed beef negotiations on Friday afternoon, it has now been confirmed the EU Council of Ministers has provided the mandate for the EU Commission to renegotiate the 481 High Quality Beef quota. The post EU approves grainfed beef negotiation mandate appeared first on… Read more »

No decision on EU grainfed beef quota this week

No decision on future EU grainfed beef quota access was made at EU Council meetings in Brussels this week, with the next possible decision date due in three weeks time on November 6. The post No decision on EU grainfed beef quota this week appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central No decision… Read more »

Live sheep and cattle export licence approved for Kuwait-owned company

AUSTRALIA’S live sheep and cattle trade has been given another boost with the granting of a livestock export licence for the Kuwait-owned Rural Export and Trading WA. The post Live sheep and cattle export licence approved for Kuwait-owned company appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Live sheep and cattle export licence approved… Read more »

Livex observers won’t be forced onto ships where they don’t fit: DAWR

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources says livestock exporters will not be forced to take independent observers on future voyages where vessels aren’t large enough to accommodate an observer without displacing a necessary staff or crew member. The post Livex observers won’t be forced onto ships where they don’t fit: DAWR appeared first on… Read more »

WA farmers welcome approval of new livex license

WAFarmers has welcomed news this morning that the Federal Government has approved an application for a livestock export license by Rural Export and Trading WA (RETWA), the Australian arm of the Kuwait Livestock and Transport and Trading (KLTT). The post WA farmers welcome approval of new livex license appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

CCA determined to maintain EU market share for Australian grainfed beef

Cattle Council of Australia says it is concerned of reports that the European Union high quality grainfed beef quota may be altered, to the detriment of Australia’s grain fed beef exports to Europe. The post CCA determined to maintain EU market share for Australian grainfed beef appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central CCA determined… Read more »

World’s growing middle class has big implications for beef

An economic milestone of considerable statistical interest to the beef industry was reached recently when it was determined that for the first time, half the world’s population is now classified as having reached ‘middle class’. The post World’s growing middle class has big implications for beef appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »