11-Jun-2013 - Australian beef and veal exports hit record levels in May, exceeding 100,000 tonnes (t) swt for the first time in the nation’s history.
10-Jun-2013 - Australian red meat exports to Saudi Arabia have soared so far this year with analysts predicting further growth in the market.
06-Jun-2013 - Japan significantly increased beef imports in April, with growth driven by shipments from the US, according to data from the country’s Ministry of Finance.
04-Jun-2013 - Australia’s Green Party has hit out at the country’s ruling Labor party for refusing to back a Private Members Bill to establish an independent Office of Animal Welfare.
03-Jun-2013 - Another man has been convicted in Australia as part of the government’s crackdown on illegal meat imports from South Korea.
03-Jun-2013 - Indonesia has granted Australian beef exports exemption from quotas, under a new deal announced ahead of Ramadan and the Eid Fitri Festival.
29-May-2013 - The Australian Greens have introduced a bill to the House of Representatives to establish an independent body to monitor animal welfare and live exports.
24-May-2013 - Australian agricultural businesses have welcomed the announcement of a food and beverage supplier advocate to help them access new markets.
24-May-2013 - Cattle farmers in the Australian state of Queensland have welcomed new rules which will give them more access to land for grazing their livestock.
24-May-2013 - Australia’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has released draft regulations for its new Biosecurity Bill.
17-May-2013 - An Australian animal welfare group has called for the heads of the country’s political parties to give a personal guarantee there will be no more cruelty in the live export trade.
16-May-2013 - An Australian government investigation into alleged abuse of exported sheep in Kuwait has concluded that live export rules had been breached.
13-May-2013 - Australia recorded record red meat exports to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) last month, according to the latest figures from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).
13-May-2013 - The Australian RSPCA has renewed calls to ban the live export trade following allegations of cruelty to Australian livestock in Egpyt and Malaysia.
10-May-2013 - Australia has been hit by yet another live export scandal after a welfare group released footage allegedly showing cruel treatment of Australian goats and cattle in Malaysia.
08-May-2013 - Australian livestock groups have called on the government to include Egypt in the scheme for monitoring and controlling the welfare of exported Australian animals in their destination countries.
03-May-2013 - Australia’s livestock export industry has voluntarily suspended exports to Egypt after video footage showed “extreme” animal cruelty at abattoirs in the country.
03-May-2013 - An Australian meat trading company has been fined $10,000 after it was found guilty of being in possession of meat imported illegally from Korea.
01-May-2013 - Australian animal rights campaigners have slammed recommendations made by an independent review into the welfare of exported breeding livestock, warning that it failed to contain any measures that will prevent abuse.
25-Apr-2013 - Australian beef exports to Russia have slowed despite a strengthening Russian economy, according to new data from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).
25-Apr-2013 - Australia and China have signed a new agriculture agreement to expand co-operation on science, investment and trade.
22-Apr-2013 - The European horsemeat scandal has not had any significant impact on demand for beef, according to the Rabobank Beef Quarterly Q1 report.
16-Apr-2013 - The US government has given its agreement to Japan joining the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a move welcomed by US meat bodies.
16-Apr-2013 - China has accredited 28 Australian cold store facilities and four red meat plants, which will allow exporters to consolidate meat shipments.
10-Apr-2013 - An Australian trader has been convicted for being in possession of meat illegally imported from South Korea.
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