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Labor’s Live Export Policy Unclear?


Labor’s Live Export Policy Unclear?

Article by: Hari Yellina Livestock producers have demanded answers on the Australian Labor Party’s policy on the export of live animals, notably sheep, with less than three weeks until the federal election. Anthony Albanese, the Labor Party’s leader, officially announced his campaign in Perth yesterday. There was no mention of agriculture or animal welfare during […]


Is the Biggest Global Container Port Closed?

Article by: Hari Yellina The global shipping congestion is threatening to turn into a multi-year tale as fresh Chinese lockdowns stifle trade at some of the world’s busiest ports. Shanghai, China’s largest metropolis and home to the world’s busiest container port, is under lockdown as officials battle just another outbreak of COVID-19. An increasing number of […]


Red Meat Exports to be Heavily Boosted by Government Grants

Article by: Hari Yellina A federal government award of $827,860 to the Red Meat Advisory Council to enhance exports has been welcomed by red meat supply chain enterprises. By assisting market expansion and marketing Australian meat exports, the Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation award will help boost beef, sheep meat, and goatmeat export earnings […]


Wheat Stocks Running Low in Egypt

Article by: Hari Yellina Following a tender published two days earlier by the General Authority for Supply Commodities, Egypt returned to the global wheat market last week, completing agreements on Wednesday to buy 350,000 metric tonnes, the majority of which will come from Europe. Potential suppliers should present Free on Board (FOB) offers for a […]


Aussie Port Delays Influence Machinery Sector

Article by: Hari Yellina According to the Tractor and Machinery Association of Australia, delays at Australian ports are the latest difficulty facing the machinery supply chain. While 12- to 18-month wait times for new machinery were predicted, TMA executive director Gary Northover warned that reports of serious ship unloading backlogs were now appearing. “Members are […]


March Exports Still Yet to Catch Up

Article by: Hari Yellina In the first weeks of March, the unusual rain and storm events in south east Queensland continued to have an impact on beef processing, output, and exports. Because of road and rail closures, product could not be cleared from plants to the Port of Brisbane, which had to close due to […]


Imports for Lumpy Skin Disease Vaccine Gets a Go Ahead

Article by: Hari Yellina Cattle producers have praised the decision to establish a pipeline for the import of live lumpy skin virus, which will provide CSIRO with everything it requires to research and validate effective vaccinations and diagnostics. Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud stated that the importation would assist Australia in ensuring that the industry […]


Reports Find the Goatmeat Industry on the Rise

Article by: Hari Yellina With growing flock sizes, greater carcase weights, and increased slaughter, Australian goatmeat output is on the rise. According to the recent global goatmeat snapshot from Meat & Livestock Australia, goat production has risen after a period of low supply due to environmental factors. Despite distribution issues associated to COVID-19, such as […]


Pressure Builds on Export Markets

Article by: Hari Yellina With the citrus business prepared for a large surge in fruit production, a lemon Armageddon or mandarin mountain could be on the way. Several presenters at the Citrus Technical Forum 2022 on the Sunshine Coast on March 8-9 hinted at large harvest quantities in the next years, emphasising the importance of a […]


Rising Sea Freight Costs a Threat to Aussie Beef?

Article by: Hari Yellina In some years, Australia exports nearly all of its beef and sheepmeat production. Apart from New Zealand, this is the highest export exposure any major red meat producer has in today’s international market. The ability of the processing and export sector to place such a large percentage of our production on […]


Wrath of the Pandemic: Global Containers a Matter of Dilemma

Article by: Hari Yellina Just as the global catastrophe has had an influence on farm labour availability, it is also having an effect on export cargo containers and handling. On March 8, Leatrice Treharne, the Port of Melbourne’s head of business development, spoke on the issue at the Citrus Technical Forum 2022 on the Sunshine […]


Demand for Russian Wheat Strong despite Circumstances

Article by: Hari Yellina Russia’s invasion of its western neighbour on February 24 drastically interrupted trade balance out of the Black Sea region, particularly from Ukrainian ports. This region’s exports represent an important part of the world’s food supply. A long-term disruption will have far-reaching consequences around the planet. Nonetheless, it would be absurd to […]


America Loses Taste for Mutton as Lamb Exports Rise

Article by: Hari Yellina In February, 20,774 tonnes of lamb were exported from Australia, up 22% from the start of the year. Meanwhile, mutton exports are struggling, particularly to the United States, where they fell by 36% from January to February, with only 761 tonnes shipped from Australia. Papua New Guinea (PNG) appears to have […]


Lychee Exporters now Reach U.S. Markets

The lychee industry in Australia has weathered the COVID-19 storm thanks to continued interest from US markets. Meanwhile, the International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM) of the Australian government has aided in the maintenance of trans-Pacific supply networks. Derek Foley, President of the Australian Lychee Growers Association, reports in this case study: strong demand for lychees […]


Australia Offers Tariff SOPs on Indian Imports

In lieu of opening up India’s dairy and agriculture industries through low or zero tariffs, Australia has provided tariff concessions on 99 percent of its traded goods with India under the planned bilateral free trade agreement. Dairy products, cereals, oilseeds, and processed foods are among the items that Canberra wants to export to India. By […]


Berry Industries Receive Funding to Develop Export Markets

A large federal government funding will be used to promote the use of Australian berries in worldwide cuisine. Berries Australia received a $239,000 Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) funding earlier this month, which will help the company expand its blueberry and strawberry exports into major high-growth regions. In fact, berries are the most […]


Grains Facing Weekly Losses: A Cause for Concern?

On Friday, the values of soybean and corn in Chicago lost more ground, with both markets expected to close the week down due to rain projections in drought-stricken South American producing areas. Wheat is set to drop for the third week in a row due to a better supply outlook. As of this week, the most active […]


Shipping Companies Make the Most of the Situation: A Global Report

The Indian grape season, which is about to get started, is overwhelmed with challenges. Omicron is posing a serious threat with restrictions and lockdowns, sea freight charges are going through the roof; scarcity of containers is imminent and the cost for packaging material has gone up by around 25%. Samir Singh, business promoter for Indian […]


Berry Producers In Line to Receive External Assistance

A federal government grant has been kept aside in order to aid those berry growers who have been severely hampered by pandemic induced labour shortages. In fact, the Morrison government is all set to hand over $239,000 to Berries Australia Limited. Additionally, Agriculture Minister David Littleproud believes that this helping hand will assist the agricultural […]


The Urea Crisis may Lead to a Shortage in Wheat

Just as one crisis appeared to be over, another reared its ugly head. Indeed, there were times when crises overlapped each other. As the new year began, people found themselves queuing up for flour and sugar, while their brethren in the farming community stood in long lines and jostled to procure fertiliser for the wheat […]