A discussion paper outlining policy options for sheep exports to, or through, the Middle East during the northern summer months is now available for stakeholder comment. Minister for Agriculture, Bridget McKenzie, said that live sheep exports were an important part of Australia’s agricultural sector, and underpinned 3,450 jobs across rural and regional Australia. “The export … Continue reading Input sought on Middle East sheep exports
The Department of Agriculture has extended the prohibition on live sheep exports to, or through, the Middle East to 22 September 2019. The department considered the best available science and evidence, and feedback from public consultation before making this decision. The interests of the industry, animal welfare and government policy were also taken into account. … Continue reading Sheep export ban to Middle East extended
The Western Australian government is backing productivity improvements in the Western Australian sheep industry, with the development of a new and improved Sheep Condition Scoring app. The app, developed by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, enables producers to monitor the condition of sheep and readily access information to manage sheep nutrition. This … Continue reading Sheep monitoring app updated
David Littleproud plans to introduce a Bill increasing penalties and creating a new offence of profiting from poor animal welfare outcomes.
The New Year should see the Australian lamb and sheep market benefit from reduced supplies and positive demand from domestic consumers according to the Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) 2017 Sheep Industry projections. MLA’s Manager of Market Information Ben Thomas said lamb slaughter is projected to be 22 million head for 2017, down 2% from … Continue reading Positive outlook for Australian sheep producers in 2017
It is often claimed that a vegetarian diet is better for the environment, because grazing animals such as cattle and sheep produce a lot of methane, a far more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide