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19 June 2020
View news from Australia Australia makes moves to lessen reliance on China as UK free trade talks begin later this month
Free trade talks between the United Kingdom and Australia will officially begin later on 29 June as Australia looks to shore up trade relationships beyond China....
17 June 2020
View news from Australia Australia seeks other trade partners amid tiff with China
Trade Minister Simon Birmingham says Australia is actively seeking to diversify its export markets after noting measures enacted by Beijing amid an ongoing diplomatic dispute that will harm Australian farmers and Chinese producers and consumers....
16 June 2020
View news from Australia Australia lowers its forecast for beef exports to China as relations deteriorate
Australia’s chief commodity forecaster lowered its expected beef exports to China by 1.5 percent for the 2020 to 2021 season as trade ties sour between the nations....
11 June 2020
View news from Australia Australia remains firm as tensions with China persist
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison tells reporters that the country won’t trade values in response to “coercion” from China....
08 June 2020
View news from Australia Tensions between Australia and China remain
Australia says that China is unresponsive to its efforts to reduce tensions between the countries....
05 June 2020
View news from Australia Australia gives extra supports to farmers facing biosecurity threats from trespassers
The Victorian Government will continue to back farmers and protect biosecurity with strict enforcement of on-the-spot fines for those caught trespassing onto farms in the name of animal activism....
03 June 2020
View news from Australia Australia’s cattle producers await live export shutdown ruling
After Australia banned live cattle exports in 2011, hundreds of claimants pursued a class action lawsuit against the Commonwealth....
18 May 2020
View news from Australia Chinese commerce minister reports that Australia and China are in communications over trade dispute
China’s commerce minister Zhong Shan says the two countries are in communication amid escalating diplomatic tensions over trade and the coronavirus pandemic....
13 May 2020
View news from Australia Australia maintains call for coronavirus inquiry as China remains silent on trade talk request
China has not responded to a request for urgent trade talks after Australia’s agriculture exports were hit with suspensions and tariff threats....
View news from Australia Trade spat between China and Australia intensifies
China suspends beef imports from four Australian firms amid official disputes over the coronavirus pandemic....
12 May 2020
View news from Australia China suspends imports from four Australian slaughterhouses amid trade tensions
Australia's Minister for Trade reports that China has suspended imports from four major Australian meat processors as souring bilateral ties disrupt the trade of several major agricultural commodities. ...
06 April 2020
View news from Australia Antiparasitic treatment could help battle COVID-19
Emerging research has demonstrated that Ivermectin, a widely available antiparasitic treatment for cattle, inhibits the causative virus for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) in vitro....
01 April 2020
View news from Australia Australia subsidises air freight for agriculture exports to offset pandemic
On 31 March, Australia’s government said it will spend A$110 million ($67.4 million) to subsidise air freight for exports of agricultural products like beef and dairy after flight disruptions due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic....
25 March 2020
View news from Australia Australia’s livestock producers could face restocking issues as coronavirus closes borders
As Australia closes borders and moves into lockdown, farmers face an uphill battle to keep producing food....
17 March 2020
View news from Australia Australia announces new stimulus to shield farmers from COVID-19 fallout
Australian Government announces stimulus package to assist farm business as part of a strategy to counteract the economic shock of COVID-19. ...
03 March 2020
View news from Australia End of drought to help crop farmers, but slash beef exports
AUSTRALIA - Almost a third of Australia's broadacre farmers will endure negative incomes this year as the lingering impact of the drought drags on production, but a return of normal weather should deliver a much-needed boost for winter crops....
24 February 2020
View news from Australia No jail time for farm invaders in Western Australia
Australian courts have given suspended sentences to two activists who broke onto a farm and sole a calf, angering farmers. ...
20 November 2019
View news from Australia Rising Wagyu Beef Sales, Prices Buttress AACo's Results
AUSTRALIA - Rising sales of Wagyu beef in Europe and Asia, combined with stronger prices have helped Australia's biggest cattle producer deliver a small operating profit despite hefty drought costs....
13 November 2019
View news from Australia Varied Conditions and Modest Prospects for Australia's Winter Crops
ABARES’s latest crop report reveals mixed prospects for Australia’s winter crop, according to ABARES acting Executive Director Peter Gooday....
12 November 2019
View news from Australia Eating Quality of Australia’s Beef Herd Rising
The eating quality of Australia’s beef herd is on the rise with the national average Meat Standards Australia (MSA) Index reaching 57.62 in 2017-19, improving 0.73 points since 2010-11....
29 October 2019
View news from Australia RMAC Says Trade Agreements Critical to Australia and Red Meat Jobs
The Australian red meat industry has urged both sides of Parliament to proceed with ratification of two critical free trade agreements without delay, following the release of a Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) report....
22 October 2019
View news from Australia Australia's State of the Industry Red Meat Report 2019 Released
As the world’s largest sheepmeat and goatmeat exporter, and third largest beef exporter behind Brazil and India, Australia consistently exports more than 65% of its red meat production to overseas markets. That’s according to the Australian red meat...
21 October 2019
View news from Australia The 4 Biggest Benefits of 100% Australian Beef
Customers in Australia and all over the world love buying Australian-made and sourced produce. But when it comes to beef, what are the real benefits of buying 100% Australian? ...
01 October 2019
View news from Australia Spring Australian pasture into action
With continuing tough seasonal conditions forecast for the southern livestock production zone, producers are urged to focus on spring pasture management....
13 September 2019
View news from Australia Live Shipment of Aussie Cattle Halted Over Alleged Ear Tag Tampering
AUSTRALIA - Australian officials have halted a proposed shipment of 5,000 cattle over allegations that ear tags had been tampered with to circumvent China’s strict import protocols....
20 August 2019
View news from Australia Experts Call for End to Overuse of Antibiotics in Livestock
AUSTRALIA - The country's experts are calling for cutting down the amounts of antibiotics being given to animals in an attempt to help address antibiotic resistance in humans....
19 June 2019
View news from Australia RSPCA Files Complaint Over Alleged Mistreatment of Cattle
AUSTRALIA - RSPCA Australia has lodged a formal complaint with the federal Department of Agriculture after receiving images and footage revealing allegedly brutal treatment of Australian cattle live exported to Israel on board the notorious ship Maysora....
03 June 2019
View news from Australia Live Export Relief as New Cattle Density Rules Delayed
AUSTRALIA - Cattle exporters have been granted an 11th-hour reprieve after being told yesterday tougher new rules that reduce stocking densities up to 15 per cent will not come into effect from today as originally planned....
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