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Landmark International Young Achiever Award

LIVEXchange Conference young achiever of the year

AUSTREX encourages everyone to nominate candidates for the Landmark International Young Achiever of the Year Award for 2017. Entries must be received by COB 20 September 2017 and the winner which will be announced at the LIVEXchange 2017 Gala Dinner on 16 November. Nomination forms are available here. (Above Photo:…


Livestock exporters welcome ASEL review

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AUSTRALIAN livestock exporters have welcomed confirmation that the Federal Government will conduct a formal review of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL). ASEL governs the handling of animals in Australia’s livestock export supply chain from selection on-farm through pre-export preparation, quarantine and transport to the point of…


A breakfast with Barnaby Joyce

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ALEC Director and AUSTREX CEO Justin Slaughter (second from right) represented exporters at an industry breakfast with Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce on 24 July 2017. Photo by Tom Dawkins.


AUSTREX attends the “Safety by design in the beef industry” forum

AUSTREX attends the Safety by design in the beef industry forum

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland together with Australian Country Choice (ACC) and S. Kidman & Co hosted a “Safety by design in the beef industry” forum in Roma on 5 October 2016. Genia Domaschenz who is a member of AUSTREX Workplace Health and Safety Committee and one of the AUSTREX…


Angus Conference

AUSTREX spokesperson Wylie Wettenhall attended the Angus National Conference 2016 held at the Commercial Club in Albury NSW on May 19th - 20 th . The Angus National Conference 2016 was a remarkable success this year with 220 delegates attending the event. The Conference was open to the public and included a Trade…


Dairy Congress

On 16-18th of May 2016 the AUSTREX team attended the Global Dairy Congress Asia established by the SZ&W Group in Singapore. AUSTREX was one of the 20+ Exhibitors at the Congress. AUSTREX staff from Vietnam and Indonesia attended presentations, focusing on both pre and post-farm gate. The Congress was a wonderful opportunity…


Kenny from AUSTREX explains his role in #livex

Zheng (Kenny) Qian, who works in Sales & Marketing for livestock exporter AUSTREX, takes a break at the pre-export facility near Portland in Victoria to explain (in both English and Mandarin) the part he plays the Australia-China breeder cattle supply chain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqGKQFo0tbk


Temple Grandin

On 19 th of November 2015 AUSTREX staff were delighted by the opportunity to meet Dr. Temple Grandin in Jakarta during her Indonesian tour with MLA. Dr Grandin provided an invaluable experience for AUSTREX in-market staff to spend some time talking about working operationally in new destinations. Dr Grandin shared how her experiences…


LIVE EXPORT INDUSTRY TO DIG DEEP FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED CHILDREN

A foundation providing education services and an orphanage to visually impaired children and adults in Indonesia will be the beneficiary of proceeds raised from the LIVEXchange charity auction and Road Trains of Australia/RuralCo-sponsored gala dinner on the evening of Thursday 26 November, the CEOs of the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council…


Press Release: AUSTREX and Buffaloes lock horns

Buffaloes Football Club President, John Paterson said he was thrilled to announce that Australian Rural Exports Pty Ltd (AUSTREX) was the major sponsor for the Buffaloes Australian Rules women’s league side, the women’s youth side and the Buffaloes netball side. “It is a major coup for the Buffaloes Football Club,…


ENGAGING PEOPLE GLOBALLY

The livestock export industry is built on the people behind it and to celebrate that fact, this year’s national industry conference, LIVEXchange, will focus on the theme of People, Perspectives and Relationships. Throughout the conference, which will be held at the Darwin Convention Centre on 25-26 November, the topics discussed…


Dr TEMPLE GRANDIN AND OIE DIRECTOR GENERAL Dr BERNARD VALLAT SET TO HEADLINE NATIONAL LIVESTOCK EXPORTERS CONFERENCE IN DARWIN, 25 & 26 NOVEMBER

The Australian livestock export industry’s activities to improve animal welfare in offshore markets will again be in the spotlight with Dr Temple Grandin and Dr Bernard Vallat set to deliver keynote presentations at this year’s LIVEXchange Conference in Darwin on 25 & 26 November, CEO of the Australian Livestock Exporter’s…


New ships modernise Australia’s live export fleet

By James Nason, 17 December 2014 They look like something from a futuristic science-fiction movie, but these state-of-the-art vessels are already at work in international trade routes delivering Australian livestock to the world. Four ‘new generation’ livestock carriers purpose built for Dutch company Vroon have been introduced to Australia’s livestock…


Austrex’s Tom Slaughter crowned Young Livestock Exporter of the Year

By Terry Sim, 31 October 2014 Austrex commercial manager Tom Slaughter and new father of twin boys has won the Landmark 2014 Young Livestock Export Achiever Award. The Australian Livestock Exporter Councils immediate past chairman Peter Kane made the award at the 2014 Livex Forum gala dinner in Melbourne last…


The Decreased Mortality Rate Of Livestock During Export

Did you know that Australia is one of the (very, very) few countries that invest in animal welfare beyond its borders? When live export makes the news, it is usually because of an isolated accident. A tragic accident happens and it gets reported. Which is fair enough, because people generally…


March Was A Good Month For Live Export

Australia’s beef exports for March hit an all-time record of 106,297 tonnes: a 100 tonnes more than the previous record set last July 2014 is turning into a great year for live export in Australia.  March was a record-high month for export topping July 2013 by almost 100 tonnes. The…


More Cattle To Be Delivered In Three Months Than There Was In All Of 2013

Demand from South East Asia has seen the number of permits for April-June exceed the entire previous year To put it in numbers: Indonesia has released import permits for 273,000 cattle for delivery between April-June. This is more than was allocated for all of 2013*. On top of this the…


Austrex Is Proudly Supporting The Biogas Project In Indonesia

Much of rural Indonesia has unreliable access to LPG so they must use wood for cooking their meals. A spokesperson from Agro Giri Perkasa has said that converting manure into biogas could have environmental and cost benefits for farmers. In fact, it is estimated that a feedlot would only need…


AUSTREX has acquired a next-gen livestock vessel

Early in December last year, the Ganado Express (one of four live carriers constructed for Vroon) was delivered. This livestock vessel has been fitted with animal-welfare facilities that exceed Australian regulations. The bow is designed to ensure the maximum comfort for cargo and crew. Its cargo capacity is 4500 sqm…


The Farmers, The Drought And The Live Export Trade

It’s not that they are against killing livestock…after all; the alternative suggestion is to slaughter the livestock here and send the cuts, frozen, to whosoever wants frozen goods Farmers around the country are dealing with drought, dealing with dying livestock and facing a bleak future. While it’s not all doom…


The International Year Of Family Farming

Australia’s National Farmer’s Federation (NFF) have asked all Australians to join them in celebrating the International Year of Family Farming in 2014 The United Nations has declared 2014 the International year of Family Farming. Over 90% of Australian Farms are owned and operated by families. The 157,000 Australian Farmers produce…


The Livexchange Conference

The LiveXchange Conference That Was Held In Townsville Saw a Number of Speakers Discussing the Future of the Live Export Trade The LiveXchange conference, held at Jupiter’s Casino in Townsville was a chance for exporters, producers and the wider live export sector to demonstrate how the live export industry is…


Austrex Is A Global Trading House Looking To Expand

AUSTREX has Operations in Russia, China, USA, Turkey, Indonesia, Uruguay and New Zealand With operations around the world, AUSTREX is one of the largest livestock export businesses in the world. We ship livestock all around the world from our international offices and are a company well known for the ethical…


Austrex Is Looking To Buy More Australian Livestock

With offices around the globe, AUSTREX has huge orders to fill and are looking to acquire more livestock from Australian farmers As industry leaders in ethical, international live export, AUSTREX works to ensure the safety and humane treatment of livestock in our care and to help build and empower the…

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