Livestock exports expected to increase backed by high industry confidence

Research showing that a large section of the Australian community knows very little about livestock exports highlights the importance of participants in the industry being willing to have conversations with people interested in finding out more. Recent research shows that people working in the livestock supply chain are proud of their role in the industry […]

African swine fever variant ‘perfect storm’ of risk

The Australian Government is urging heightened biosecurity vigilance following reports of new variants of African swine fever (ASF) emerging in our region. Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said the next few weeks in particular were critical to keeping the deadly disease out. “The reported emergence of new variants of the ASF […]

Assurance program is expected to move dairy exports forward

·         A new project, the Dairy Export Assurance Program has launched. ·         It will help more dairy manufacturers to become export ready. ·         The program will identify regulatory hurdles, align food safety regulatory and commercial assurance and reduce compliance burdens. A new partnership to deliver the new Dairy Export Assurance Program has launched to cut […]

Live animal export inspector-general reappointed

The primary role of the IGLAE is to undertake independent audit and review functions of the live animal exports trade and provide assurance, including greater transparency on the systems and processes that underpin the department’s regulation of livestock exports. This role has been designated to be independent with the aim to provide confidence for farmers, […]

Animal Health Australia (AHA) makes changes at board level

It has been a challenging year for the agricultural sector and 2020 has made it clear that biosecurity is more important than ever. Against a backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and ever-increasing threats to our agricultural industries from exotic diseases and pests, the strength and integrity of our national biosecurity system is a top priority. […]

Registration numbers to be removed from Class 3 livestock vehicle permits

National Operation Advice (NOA) from the NHVR will remove the requirement to include registration numbers from Class 3 Livestock Vehicle permits. Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the NOA would be implemented from 1 December 2020, following advocacy from the Australian Livestock and Rural Transport Association (ALRTA). “Current provisions of […]

Export Meat industry gets injection from a $328 million support package

Critical government and industry action to modernise the Australian export meat inspection and regulatory system is underway following the $328 million Busting Congestion for Agricultural Exporters measure announced by the Australian Government as part of the 2020/21 Budget.  The Busting Congestion for Agricultural Exporters package will fund reforms for Australian agricultural sectors, including the meat […]