Australia’s farm exports are forecast to be around $35.8 billion in 2013-14, 3.2 per cent lower than the estimated $37.0 billion in 2012-13, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).
From July 1 sheep producers will be required to pay for National Vendor Declaration (NVD) books they must use for livestock transactions.
New nationally-agreed livestock transport standards which commence in NSW are set to improve the welfare of livestock during transportation.
NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) encouraged horse owners to vaccinate their horses against the potentially deadly Hendra virus.
World sheepmeat production is projected to reach 15.1 million tonnes cwe (carcase weight equivalent) by 2019 - an increase of more than 1 million tonnes on 2012 levels, according to the recently released OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2013 - 2022.