After five long weeks, the live export carrier and its cargo of WA sheep have arrived safely at its end destination in the Middle East.
Markets have thinned out across the country during the past week with processors on reduced shifts or shutting down for maintenance.
A decision on whether the operators of a Pilbara cattle station will be charged with animal cruelty should be known in August, after COVID-19 delayed action from the State Solicitor.
The Federal Government has been ordered to pay $2.936 million in damages to the Brett Cattle Company for the 2011 decision to ban live cattle exports to Indonesia.
The new perennial pasture Lanza tedera has proven its worth as a valuable autumn feed option at one of the properties where it was developed on.
Australia’s dairy industry is set for an energy efficiency overhaul, with $10 million up for grabs to upgrade equipment and help slash energy consumption.
WA’s biggest livestock saleyard will open to vendors for the first time in three months next week in line with easing COVID-19 restrictions.
A perfect storm has seen WA trade lamb prices hover between 700¢/kg and 826¢/kg since late February.
WA sheepmeat exports reached record values in 2019, according to the latest sheep industry snapshot from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.
Meat and Livestock Australia has launched its new winter lamb campaign with a focus on bridging the isolation gap and bringing people together through cooking Australian lamb.
In WA, lamb prices increased slightly last week after several weeks of stagnant public bids with V&V Walsh increasing its XB lamb price by $0.20 to $8.20.
After a dramatic few weeks, the live export carrier still won’t be able to depart for the Middle East as planned.
WA saleyards could be a hive of socially distanced activity next week as vendors return to the yards for the first time in about three months.
A parliamentary bid by Tasmanian Independent MP Andrew Wilkie to stop live export carrier the Al Kuwait from leaving Australian waters has failed.
There is finally some certainty over the fate of almost 50,000 sheep destined for Kuwait, after efforts by an activist group to stop the delayed shipment from Fremantle were dismissed.
A pre-budget cash splash of $8.3 million to continue WA’s Northern Beef Development program for four years will create a swag of new projects and the continue existing irrigated agriculture trials.
The Indonesia-Australia trade agreement — which comes into force next month — could not have come at a better time for WA
WA farmers are bracing for a potential price crash with the first of 56,000 sheep stranded at a Baldivis feedlot after the Al Kuwait live export debacle set to be sent to local abattoirs this week.
Cally Dupe, Shannon Smith and Jenne Brammer
The research, development and extension priorities for Australia’s livestock export sector have been outlined in the newly released research and development blueprint.
WA hook price bids were unchanged last week, but saleyard prices started the week strongly, with lamb prices up $10 or more, and good mutton up about half as much.
Phosphorus deficiency is a serious nutritional issue for many northern cattle herds and can cause major losses in productivity and profitability.
Australian cattle prices are defying global beef trends as limited numbers push prices up.
The cost of fighting the Federal Government in a successful class action brought on by Northern Territory cattle producers would be north of $4 million, a prominent agribusiness lawyer has said.
The NT’s $1.2 billion cattle industry will grow stronger with indirect flow-on effects for numerous industries after last Tuesday’s landmark ruling, according to NT Cattlemen’s Association.
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