Category: International Trading

Eastern posts undergo 'reverse engineering' amid drought creep

Grain handlers have stepped up the amount of grain being domestically imported into eastern Australia and are considering importing product from overseas. Source: ABC Livestock Eastern posts undergo ‘reverse engineering’ amid drought creep

Major Middle East live sheep importer expecting ‘imminent’ licence decision

A MAJOR Middle East live sheep importer is hopeful its Australian subsidiary will gain export licence approval within days. The post Major Middle East live sheep importer expecting ‘imminent’ licence decision appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Major Middle East live sheep importer expecting ‘imminent’ licence decision

WA cattle exporter assures government on sheep export intentions

WESTERN Australian exporter International Livestock Export has assured the industry regulator it has no intention of exporting sheep, but is nervous about the future of its cattle operation after it was issued with a show cause notice. The post WA cattle exporter assures government on sheep export intentions appeared first on Sheep Central. Source:… Read more »

WA cattle exporter issued with ‘show cause’ notice

Western Australian livestock exporter International Livestock Export is concerned about the future of its cattle export operation after it was issued with a ‘show cause notice’ by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. The post WA cattle exporter issued with ‘show cause’ notice appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central WA cattle… Read more »

Pastoralists left reeling after 'show-cause' notice issued to major exporter

A question mark over the licence of one of the main cattle exporters out of northern Western Australia, has left pastoralists in the Kimberley and Pilbara feeling nervous for the future of the industry. Source: ABC Livestock Pastoralists left reeling after ‘show-cause’ notice issued to major exporter

Australia at risk of losing valuable EU beef access

Australia is in danger of losing prized access to one of its highest value beef export markets as the United States moves to assert its trade weight in Europe. The post Australia at risk of losing valuable EU beef access appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Australia at risk of losing valuable EU… Read more »

Fundamental shift occurring in Australia’s beef exports, feedlot conference told

Australia may never rebuild its lean manufacturing beef exports to the US to historic levels around 350,000 tonnes, as more diversified and segmented product is diverted into Asia and other markets, delegates attending this morning’s BeefEx 2018 feedlot industry conference in Brisbane were told. The post Fundamental shift occurring in Australia’s beef exports, feedlot conference… Read more »

Kay’s Cuts: Trade wars inflict terrible damage

The tariff war between the US and China has become a dark cloud over US agriculture, with the impact of lost opportunities on beef, alone, estimated to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars, says US columnist, Steve Kay. The post Kay’s Cuts: Trade wars inflict terrible damage appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

US grain imports add up, says veteran Downs lotfeeder

Veteran Darling Downs lotfeeder Kev Roberts thinks its not too late for the feedlot industry to consider mounting a case for feedgrain importation. The post US grain imports add up, says veteran Downs lotfeeder appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central US grain imports add up, says veteran Downs lotfeeder

UK sheep producers suggest meat import halt in ‘no-deal’ Brexit

THE United Kingdom should close its doors to sheep meat imports if a Brexit deal with the European Union could not be negotiated, the country’s peak National Sheep Association has suggested. The post UK sheep producers suggest meat import halt in ‘no-deal’ Brexit appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central UK sheep producers… Read more »

SE Asia report: Encouraging trends as Indo prices gain strength

Indonesian prices break through the $4 per kg barrier for the first time since May 2017, Chinese prices move higher in the wake of the African Swine Fever outbreak, and Vietnamese prices have surged again, writes Dr Ross Ainsworth in this month’s SE Asia report. The post SE Asia report: Encouraging trends as Indo prices… Read more »

Australian wool prices drop despite big slump in tested volumes

AUSTRALIAN wool auction prices fell further this week, despite the latest testing figures highlighting the recent drop in greasy fibre production due to the drought and seasonal conditions. The post Australian wool prices drop despite big slump in tested volumes appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australian wool prices drop despite big… Read more »

September beef exports slump 14pc: What’s behind it?

Australian beef exports to all markets reached 91,668t in September – a 14pc decline on the previous month, with all major destinations impacted. It was the first time monthly export volume has dipped below 100,000t since April. What’s behind the trend? The post September beef exports slump 14pc: What’s behind it? appeared first on Beef… Read more »

US growers praise new trade deal with Canada/Mexico

United States wheat producer organisations, the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and United States Wheat Associates (USW), have welcomed the Trump administration’s new trade deal struck with Canada and Mexico this week. The post US growers praise new trade deal with Canada/Mexico appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central US growers praise… Read more »

Australian red meat targets China’s dumpling market

A new line of frozen dumplings featuring Australian beef and lamb is set to be launched in China, challenging other proteins traditionally used in the popular Chinese cuisine staple, opening up new opportunities for red meat. The post Australian red meat targets China’s dumpling market appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Australian… Read more »

Frozen dumplings with Aussie lamb and beef set to take on China

A NEW line of frozen dumplings featuring Australian beef and lamb is set to be launched in China, challenging other proteins traditionally used in the popular Chinese cuisine staple. The post Frozen dumplings with Aussie lamb and beef set to take on China appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Frozen dumplings with… Read more »

Australian wool discounted by buyer resistance to high prices

AUSTRALIAN wool prices met stronger resistance from buyers this week, leading to general discounts of 50-90 cents a kilogram across all categories. The post Australian wool discounted by buyer resistance to high prices appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australian wool discounted by buyer resistance to high prices

New Zealand sheep and beef farmers confident despite industry ‘headwinds’

MORE than two thirds of New Zealand’s sheep and beef farmers are positive about the future of the industry, according to research by Beef + Lamb New Zealand. The post New Zealand sheep and beef farmers confident despite industry ‘headwinds’ appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central New Zealand sheep and beef farmers… Read more »

Australia untouched, but US-China trade escalaction expected to hurt wool

ESCALATION of the growing China-American trade war will hurt the global wool industry, although no direct impact on Australia’s raw wool exports with China is expected at this stage, leading wool market analyst Chris Wilcox said today. The post Australia untouched, but US-China trade escalaction expected to hurt wool appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

August cattle exports hit 20-month high

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. The post August cattle exports hit 20-month high appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central August cattle exports hit 20-month high

What would Australia look like without live exports?

ABC Rural takes an in-depth look at the issues surrounding a polarising industry that nonetheless contributes $1.8 billion in direct benefit to those at Australia’s livestock farm gate. Source: ABC Livestock What would Australia look like without live exports?

Cattle and sheep shipment for Jordan and Israel is readied in Fremantle

The first livestock shipment to leave Fremantle since licence suspensions halted the sheep trade three months ago is expected to depart Western Australia within a week. The post Cattle and sheep shipment for Jordan and Israel is readied in Fremantle appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Cattle and sheep shipment for Jordan… Read more »

Sheep-cattle shipment for Jordan and Israel is readied in Fremantle

THE first live sheep shipment to leave Fremantle since licence suspensions halted the trade three months ago is expected to depart Western Australia within a week. The post Sheep-cattle shipment for Jordan and Israel is readied in Fremantle appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Sheep-cattle shipment for Jordan and Israel is readied… Read more »

Anger over reports of imminent live sheep, cattle shipment out of Fremantle

Animal welfare groups and the Federal Opposition voice concerns about reports a live exporter is about to be given the green light to export almost 30,000 animals to the Middle East, during the northern hemisphere summer. Source: ABC Livestock Anger over reports of imminent live sheep, cattle shipment out of Fremantle

Feedback on sheep export heat stress model sought by Australian Government

FEEDBACK on a new heat stress model for Australia’s live sheep export trade is being sought by the Federal Government. The post Feedback on sheep export heat stress model sought by Australian Government appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Feedback on sheep export heat stress model sought by Australian Government

Forward wool markets takes a breath as eyes turn to Nanjing

IT was a quiet week in the forward wool trading as the physical market looked for direction. All eyes were turned towards the 30th annual Nanjing Wool Market conference this week. The post Forward wool markets takes a breath as eyes turn to Nanjing appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Forward wool… Read more »

SE Asia report: Indonesia slaughter prices climb further

Indonesian slaughter steer prices continue to climb, while Chinese prices remain firm amid the African Swine Fever outbreak, writes Dr Ross Ainsworth in this month’s SE Asia report. The post SE Asia report: Indonesia slaughter prices climb further appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central SE Asia report: Indonesia slaughter prices climb further

WAFarmers calls for live sheep export licences to be fast-tracked

WESTERN Australian farmers claim they are facing losses of up to $70 per Merino wether in price discounts and feed costs due to live export licence suspensions by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. The post WAFarmers calls for live sheep export licences to be fast-tracked appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep… Read more »

New Zealand sheep mulesing laws “open the door” to world ban

NEW Zealand’s prohibition on surgical mulesing of sheep from next month has “opened the door” to the banning of the practice worldwide, according to Australian Wool Network managing director John Colley. The post New Zealand sheep mulesing laws “open the door” to world ban appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central New Zealand… Read more »

Independent observers on every livex shipment from October: Littleproud

Paying $1300 a day for an independent observer to accompany every live export voyage is about to become the new cost of doing business for all livestock exporters, as part of the Federal Government’s crackdown on the trade in response to the Awassi Express sheep welfare crisis earlier this year. The post Independent observers on… Read more »

Independent observers on every livex shipment from October: Littleproud

Paying $1300 a day for an independent observer to accompany every live export voyage is about to become the new cost of doing business for all livestock exporters, as part of the Federal Government’s crackdown on the trade in response to the Awassi Express sheep welfare crisis earlier this year. The post Independent observers on… Read more »

Kay’s Cuts: September’s shaky scenario for US beef

The US beef market continues to face ample supplies of market-ready cattle the rest of the year and into February, with numbers on feed on September 1 a record for the month, US columnist Steve Kay reports. Its led to the US posting another near-record month for beef exports in July, with spectacular performance into… Read more »

New Zealand to ban mulesing as Australian option enters commercialisation

COMMERCIALISATION of an effective alternative to the surgical mulesing of sheep next year and a New Zealand ban next month could accelerate the phasing out of the practice in Australia. The post New Zealand to ban mulesing as Australian option enters commercialisation appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central New Zealand to ban… Read more »

China’s African Swine Fever outbreak could be ‘tip of the iceberg’, warns UN  

Independent analyst Simon Quilty provides this update on the recent African Swine Fever outbreak in China, and its potential to disrupt not only pork trade, but all animal proteins around the world. An emergency meeting convened by the United Nations in Bangkok last week highlighted the seriousness of the outbreak, which now looks like spreading… Read more »

Australian wool price indicator holds, helped by exchange rate

AUSTRALIAN wool price indicator held firm this week, helped by exchange advantages for buyers and demand for the seasonally lower supply. The post Australian wool price indicator holds, helped by exchange rate appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australian wool price indicator holds, helped by exchange rate

US food fight over what is meat

Missouri has become the first US state to pass a law preventing food producers from marketing products as meat if the food does not come from harvested livestock or poultry. Source: ABC Livestock US food fight over what is meat

Former QLD deputy police commissioner to head ALEC

Former Queensland Police deputy commissioner Brett Pointing has been appointed as the Australian Live Exporters Council’s new chief executive, starting in the role in early October. The post Former QLD deputy police commissioner to head ALEC appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Former QLD deputy police commissioner to head ALEC

Former QLD deputy police commissioner to head ALEC

Former Queensland Police deputy commissioner Brett Pointing has been appointed as the Australian Live Exporters Council’s new chief executive, starting in the role in early October. The post Former QLD deputy police commissioner to head ALEC appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Former QLD deputy police commissioner to head ALEC

China, Korea highlights in August beef exports totalling 107,000t

Beef exports during August continued at high levels, in line with high rates of drought-forced cattle slaughter that has extended later into the year than what many had anticipated. China and South Korea were the stand-out performers among customers last month. The post China, Korea highlights in August beef exports totalling 107,000t appeared first on… Read more »

Combating the multi-billion-dollar counterfeit Aussie steak trade

How do you know if the Aussie-branded meat you are eating overseas is really Australian? Technology is being developed to tell you with a click of a button. Source: ABC Livestock Combating the multi-billion-dollar counterfeit Aussie steak trade

Strong European demand on fine Merino wool lifts Australian market

AUSTRALIAN wool prices last week recovered some of previous week’s losses with the help of strong European demand for quality fine Merino wool lines. The post Strong European demand on fine Merino wool lifts Australian market appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Strong European demand on fine Merino wool lifts Australian market

Industry welcomes new Australia-Indonesia trade agreement

Tariffs on Australian exports to Indonesia will reduce following the signing of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) by the two countries on Friday.  The post Industry welcomes new Australia-Indonesia trade agreement appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Industry welcomes new Australia-Indonesia trade agreement

Call for your views on Australia’s live export standards

AUSTRALIA’S review of its live animal export standards is continuing with a call for feedback on an issues paper released this week. The post Call for your views on Australia’s live export standards appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Call for your views on Australia’s live export standards

Atypical BSE case found in US beef cow

A case of atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has been discovered in a six-year-old beef cow in the US state of Florida, US media sources are reporting this morning. The post Atypical BSE case found in US beef cow appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Atypical BSE case found in US beef… Read more »

Consultation opens on live export standards

The next stage of the review of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) is open for public comment until 19 September. The post Consultation opens on live export standards appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Consultation opens on live export standards

Live export rivals collaborate to lift animal welfare in Vietnam

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. The post Live export rivals collaborate to lift animal welfare in Vietnam appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Live export rivals collaborate to lift… Read more »

Indonesian delegation examines innovative beef research in CQ

An Indonesian Government delegation is visiting Rockhampton this week to learn more about local research into precision livestock management and agriculture. The post Indonesian delegation examines innovative beef research in CQ appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Indonesian delegation examines innovative beef research in CQ

Update: China’s African Swine Fever outbreak worsens

A fourth case of African Swine Fever was found in domestic pigs in China yesterday – the first case of the disease found in southern China. Unless it is rapidly brought under control, the outbreak in China’s massive pig population has the potential to dramatically disrupt world meat protein trade flows for all species, including… Read more »

China beef trade surge hits 48pc: What’s behind it?

There’s been a dramatic lift in Australian beef trade into China this year, with volume up 48pc year to date, and grainfed exports up 74pc. We’ve asked some prominent meat exporters and traders what’s behind it. The post China beef trade surge hits 48pc: What’s behind it? appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Emanuel Exports to appeal live export licence cancellation

WESTERN Australian company Emanuel Exports will appeal the cancellation of its livestock export licence by the Federal Government. The post Emanuel Exports to appeal live export licence cancellation appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Emanuel Exports to appeal live export licence cancellation

NT Govt demands Fed Govt abolish plans for observers on short-haul livex ships – UPDATED

The Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources is demanding the Federal Government abolish plans to introduce independent observers on short-haul live export voyages, saying the move would cripple the NT’s live export industry, kill its growing buffalo trade and destroy jobs. The post NT Govt demands Fed Govt abolish plans for observers on short-haul livex ships… Read more »

Live sheep trade 'under cloud' after Emanuel cancellation, farmers say

The Pastoralists and Graziers Association says it is shocked by the cancellation of the live export licence granted to Emanuel Exports, which accounted for 80 per cent of the trade, and believes others will struggle to fill the gap. Source: ABC Livestock Live sheep trade ‘under cloud’ after Emanuel cancellation, farmers say

Federal government cancels Emanuel Exports licence

Australia’s largest live sheep exporter, Emanuel Exports, has lost its livestock export licence. The licence has been cancelled following a thorough investigation and show cause process, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources said today. The post Federal government cancels Emanuel Exports licence appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Federal government cancels Emanuel… Read more »

Live export company Emanuel Exports loses its licence

Australia’s largest live sheep exporter and the company at the heart of the live export scandal, Emanuel Exports, loses its licence, the Department of Agriculture and Water confirms. Source: ABC Livestock Live export company Emanuel Exports loses its licence

Wellard releases FY2018 financial results

Wellard released its 2018 financial year results overnight, reporting a net loss after tax of $36.4 million, which compares to a net loss in FY 2017 of $75.3 million and a $14.1m net profit in FY 2016, since the company’s public float in late 2015. The post Wellard releases FY2018 financial results appeared first on… Read more »

Oakey tour highlights Australian beef’s world-leading food safety standards

One of the great advantages Australian beef has in export markets is the long-term shelf life of its product, based on world-leading food safety standards in export processing plants. The post Oakey tour highlights Australian beef’s world-leading food safety standards appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Oakey tour highlights Australian beef’s world-leading… Read more »

China’s African Swine Fever detection in pigs could change global meat dynamics

The discovery this week of a serious and highly infectious disease in China’s massive pig population has the potential to dramatically disrupt world meat protein trade flows for all species, including beef, independent analyst Simon Quilty suggests….. The post China’s African Swine Fever detection in pigs could change global meat dynamics appeared first on Beef… Read more »

New $5m Berrimah Yards take first cattle as Darwin exports rise to three-year-high

The Berrimah Export Yards has received its first intake of cattle following a $5 million upgrade, giving a timely boost to pre-export quarantine capacity in Darwin as monthly cattle export volumes nudge back toward a three year high. The post New $5m Berrimah Yards take first cattle as Darwin exports rise to three-year-high appeared first… Read more »

Building trust in Australian red meat products in China

Pre-packaging of retail-ready beef products in Australia was just one strategy likely to reduce risk of food counterfeiting in export markets like China, the International Congress of Meat Science and Technology was told in Melbourne earlier this week. The post Building trust in Australian red meat products in China appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Aussie dollar sinks to 20-month low

The Australian dollar has sunk to a 20-month low against the US dollar this week, on the back of renewed international trade tensions between the US and other markets, including China and Turkey. The post Aussie dollar sinks to 20-month low appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Aussie dollar sinks to 20-month… Read more »

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 »