Meat & livestock

Cattlemen sue Commonwealth over live exports ban

Northern cattle industry members have launched a class action against the government for suspending live exports to Indonesia.

They filed the case in the Federal Court on Monday.

In 2011 the Gillard government’s agriculture minister Joe Ludwig abruptly banned live cattle exports due to animal cruelty concerns.

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Monday, October 27th, 2014 Business and finance, Government Comments Off

Cattle prices up as sales fall off

West Kimberley pastoralists say cattle prices remain strong as the wet season approaches.

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Monday, October 27th, 2014 Broome, Business and finance Comments Off

Rinehart buying stations

Gina Rinhart’s company Hancock Prospecting is buying half shares in Liveringa and Nerrima stations.

The deal is part of a joint venture with the Laitt family, which owns the Milne AgriGroup.

They have formed a company, Liveringa Station Beef, which has also bought the old Clover Meats abattoir at Waroona south of Perth.

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Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 Business and finance Comments Off

‘Criminal’ contractor worries pastoralist

Pastoralist Jack Burton says he is concerned about reports of a company he contracted.

Jack Burton

Jack Burton

TLF, which supplied labour to Mr Burton’s Gin Gin abattoir in WA’s south, is under investigation for alleged organised crime.

Mr Burton said he is also seeking advice about the quality of steel the company supplied for his new abattoir at Kilto.

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Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 Business and finance, Police and courts Comments Off

Regular Singapore-Broome-Wyndham shipping service

An Australian company has started a regular shipping service between Singapore, Wyndham  and Broome.

The Kimberline is carrying agricultural machinery and mining consumables, but the owners hope to attract cargoes of agricultural exports, such as boxed beef.

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Monday, May 12th, 2014 Broome, Business and finance, Wyndham Comments Off

Kilto: Meat orders coming in for new abattoir

Pastoralist Jack Burton says he already has overseas orders for his new abattoir’s product.

Jack Burton

Jack Burton

While the new meatworks at Kilto Station is still being built, Mr Burton says he is finalising more orders that will see the first three years’ meat pre-sold.

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Thursday, May 8th, 2014 Business and finance Comments Off

Indonesia cattle market bounces back

Live cattle exports to Indonesia are expected to reach record levels.

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 Business and finance Comments Off

Premier expects live China exports

Premier Colin Barnett says he expects WA to start exporting live beef cattle to China this year.

He has been negotiating a trial shipment of 1,000 head to Zhejiang province, and said the market could eventually be larger than Indonesia.

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Saturday, April 12th, 2014 Business and finance, Government Comments Off
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