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20 September 2016
View news from Australia Australian Beef Exports Set to Fall with Supply Limited
AUSTRALIA - The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to increase to $58.4 billion in 2016-17, according to the latest analysis released in the Agricultural Commodities report from ABARES, the research arm of Australia's agriculture department....
31 August 2016
View news from Australia Australian Exporters Welcome Resumption of Japan Live Cattle Trade
AUSTRALIA - Japanese authorities announced last week the reopening of the $14.6 million trade in feeder and breeder cattle from Australia, following agreement on improved export certification processes for all consignments....
20 June 2016
View news from Australia Australian Vets Call for Review of Live Exports After Abuse Scandal
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA), has described the vision of Australian cattle being bludgeoned in a slaughterhouse in Vietnam as shocking and completely unacceptable....
13 June 2016
View news from Australia Australia Investigates Abuse of Exported Cattle at Vietnamese Abattoir
AUSTRALIA - Australian cattle exporters and government have said inhumane treatment of animals is unacceptable after footage emerged from Animals Australia of cruelty in a Vietnamese abattoir....
09 June 2016
View news from Australia International Report Confirms More Government Vets are Needed
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) commends the government for its ongoing work in biosecurity but says there is still room for improvement. This follows the release of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) review of Australia’s...
06 June 2016
View news from Australia Japan Suspends Australian Beef Imports After Positive BJD Test
AUSTRALIA - Japan has temporarily stopped accepting feeder and breeder cattle from Australia in response to some cattle testing positive for Bovine Johne’s disease (BJD) in post arrival quarantine....
29 April 2016
View news from Australia Australian Beef Producers Gather to Learn Benefits of Wagyu Breed
AUSTRALIA - Close to 400 delegates representing the complete beef industry production chain are gathering in the NSW Hunter Valley to learn more about the Wagyu breed....
11 April 2016
View news from Australia Australian Livestock Exporters Cautiously Welcome Reform
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC) has welcomed government confirmation of streamlining the export approval process, but cautioned against suggestions of massive cost savings for industry....
06 April 2016
View news from Australia New Study to Examine Consolidation in Australian Meat Processing Sector
AUSTRALIA - The announcement by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission that it will commence a market study into the cattle and beef industry in Australia has been welcomed by the Cattle Council of Australia....
01 April 2016
View news from Australia Rare Genetic Disorder in Cows Could be More Common than Thought
AUSTRALIA - A rare disorder in purebred and crossbred cattle could become more widespread if not properly controlled....
View news from Australia Australian Cattle Council Fears Impact of New Transport Rules
AUSTRALIA - New road safety renumeration orders set to impact on the livelihoods of the nation’s livestock transport operators have been opposed by the Cattle Council of Australia....
09 March 2016
View news from Australia Researchers Help Aussie Beef Farmers Maximise New Road Cash
AUSTRALIA - The upgrade of some of Australia’s iconic cattle routes could provide significant benefits to the nation’s livestock industry, while at the same time minimising stress for both truck drivers and cattle....
08 March 2016
View news from Australia Australian Cattle on Feed at Record Levels
ANALYSIS - Cattle in Australian feedlots reached record levels in the final quarter of 2015 with 997,765 head on feed, with the increase driven by more cattle in the large NSW feedlots, which offset a small decline in Queensland....
25 February 2016
View news from Australia Australian Government Beef Intervention Would Be "Strongly Opposed"
AUSTRALIA - Cattle Council is calling for calm and a focus on the long-term vision for the Australian beef industry, following calls for Government intervention in Australia’s beef supply chains....
24 February 2016
View news from Australia Australian Live Cattle Exporters Reject Calls for Trade Cap
AUSTRALIA - The Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council, Alison Penfold, has today rejected calls by the Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union for a cap on the export of live cattle from Australia....
18 December 2015
View news from Australia Australian Wagyu Beef Labelling Investigation Dropped
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) investigation into the labelling of Wagyu beef produced and marketed in Australia by organisations within the Wagyu industry has been dropped....
17 December 2015
View news from Australia Farmers Urged to Check Animals in Extreme South Australian Heat
AUSTRALIA - Livestock and poultry owners have been reminded to take special care of their stock over the coming days of extreme heat, as animals suffer from the heat as well....
14 December 2015
View news from Australia Cattle Methane Emissions Lower Than Previously Thought
AUSTRALIA - Methane emissions from cattle in Australia are 24 per cent lower than previously estimated, equivalent to 12.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, following analysis of new Australian research data....
04 December 2015
View news from Australia Concern Over Make-Up of Australian Animal Welfare Committee
AUSTRALIA - Farmers have expressed concern at the recently appointed Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (AWAC)....
19 November 2015
View news from Australia Australia Blocks Sale of Largest Cattle Holding to Foreign Investors
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison has blocked the sale of the country's biggest cattle operation to foreign investors, saying the sale would not be in the national interest....
View news from Australia Australia Develops New Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines for Livestock
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association and Animal Medicines Australia are joining forces to develop best practice antibiotic prescribing guidelines for livestock and horses....
05 November 2015
View news from Australia Australian Livestock Producers Happy With Export Results
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC) has said the sector is enjoying a period of sustained growth, shown in the latest export figures....
30 October 2015
View news from Australia Further Australian Dollar Declines to Boost Livestock Markets
AUSTRALIA - A declining Australian dollar (A$) during 2015 has favoured Australia's red meat industry, Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) has reported....
08 October 2015
View news from Australia Australia Cattle Herd Drops from 30 Year High to 20 Year Low
AUSTRALIA – Back to back contraction in national beef production is adequate confirmation that Australia is entering a long-term downward trend, say market analysts....
28 August 2015
View news from Australia Australia’s US Beef Quota Could Trigger Next Week
AUSTRALIA – The “unprecedented” rate of beef shipments from Australia to a hungry US market could mean administrators allocate the final portion of beef quota as early as next week....
26 August 2015
View news from Australia Weather Missing in Jigsaw for “Great” Australian Beef Sector
AUSTRALIA – Many fundamentals are in place for a strong Australian beef sector, which is now waiting on the weather to allow herd rebuilding....
19 August 2015
View news from Australia Drought and Weak Dollar Double Australian Cattle Cash
AUSTRALIA – Weather and economics have seen Australian cattle farm incomes double over the last twelve months as farmers have sold more cattle for more money....
31 July 2015
View news from Australia Nothing to Dampen Australian Beef Markets
AUSTRALIA – There is no reason why the current boom in Australian cattle prices should falter, according to market analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia....
 
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