China ‘disrespectful’ over beef bans, says PGA WA

Another Australian beef producer has been targeted with import bans by Chinese customs this week. Chinese officials say the banned drug chloramphenicol was found in beef from Queensland abbitoir John Dee Warwick, a statement that is at odds with a June 30 quality check of the company’s produce. Pastoralists and Grazier’s association president Tony Seabrook…

PGA WA criticises sheep export exemption refusal

The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has slammed the McGowan Government for not standing up for live exports, after an exemption to export and estimated $12 million shipment of sheep to the Middle East was refused. PGA said Premier Mark McGowan was indifferent towards the WA livestock industry, after federal Department of Agriculture, Water and…

Livestock Farmers Want McCarthy Recommendations Implemented in Face of Live Trade Ban Calls

A WA farmers group has called for recommendations into the live sheep trade to be implemented, despite State Government claims the McCarthy report’s measures were “not going to be enough.” Pastoralists and Graziers Association’s (PGA) policy advisor Ian Randles said implementing the McCarthy report’s recommendations would be a “really good start” that would lead to…