Meat & livestock

Melissa Price on the Northern Australia Beef Forum

Local member Melissa Price delivered a speech about the Northern Australia Beef Forum in Parliament last night.

“The key message to come out of this forum was that Indonesia remains a very willing and valuable trading partner, and the opportunities for our agricultural sector—in particular, our cattle producers—are immense,” Ms Price said.

“This is despite the former Labor Government’s attempts not only to fracture Australia’s cattle industry but to significantly strain our relationship with Indonesia by banning live exports without first mounting its own investigation into claims of animal cruelty.

“It is a credit to the Australian cattle industry and to the Coalition Government that we have been able to rebuild these relationships.”

You can read the Hansard transcript here:

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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 Government Comments Off

Pilbara-Kimberley forum in Jakarta

Next year’s Pilbara-Kimberley forum will be held in Indonesia’s capital this coming May.

The meeting of shires in the two regional councils usually takes place in Perth.

It is hoped that the unusual venue will allow shire staff to meet key players in live export and other trades.

ABC [read this story]

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Sunday, December 15th, 2013 Business and finance, Local Government Comments Off

Burton calls for abattoir funding

Pastoralist Jack Burton says the Commonwealth should be supporting onshore beef processing.

Jack Burton

Jack Burton

Mr Burton, who has an interest in cattle properties in the Kimberley and sheep properties in the Mid-West, expanded into abattoirs and now has a Perth retail outlet.

He said he is having to attract overseas investors because the government is not interested.

The West Australian [read this story]

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Monday, December 2nd, 2013 Business and finance, Government Comments Off

Live cattle: China sales ‘within six months’

Premier Colin Barnett is hoping to sell live cattle to China within six months.

The West Australian [read this story]

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Friday, October 11th, 2013 Business and finance, Government Comments Off

Joyce flags live export laws review

Incoming agriculture minister Barnay Joyce said live export laws may be reviewed.

He questioned the effectiveness of supply chain regulations, requiring Indonesian abattoirs to be certified.

The West Australian [read this story]

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 Business and finance, Government Comments Off

Broome: Bull sales slow

Farm Weekly says sales were slow at this year’s WALSA Broome Bos Indicus Bull Sale.

Only 34 of the 52 bulls offered were auctioned, although buyers snapped up the rest afterwards.

Farm Weekly [read this story]

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Monday, August 26th, 2013 Broome, Business and finance Comments Off

Yeeda abattoir ‘on track’ for 2014

Pastoralist Jack Burton says he expects his new abattoir to be ready to process cattle by next year.

Jack Burton

Jack Burton

He is building a $20 million facility at Yeeda Station.

Mr Burton told The West Australian he needs to sell more live cattle to exporters to get the necessary funds.

The West Australian [read this story]

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Monday, August 26th, 2013 Business and finance Comments Off

Wasting disease confirmed in bulls

Test results confirmed a wasting disease in two Kimberley bulls.

The bulls, at separate stations, had Bovine Johne’s Disease.

The Department of Food and Agricuture is working to contain the disease, which would threaten export markets.

The West Australian [read this story]

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Friday, August 16th, 2013 Environment, Government Comments Off
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