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Australian live cattle exporters told to 'work on contingencies'. They're optimistic of sailing through prawn trade tensions with Vietnam. A report into conservation in the Australian outback published by a global non-profit organisation could have political ramifications in Western Australia. WA agriculture minister says she will wait another...

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Sheepmeat Council of Australia president Jeff Murray says the launch of a chilled lamb range in China by West Australian red meat processor V&V Walsh is good news for farmers, but he says there are also big opportunities for sheep exports into the UK and Europe amid Brexit negotiations Sheep are dying as a result of dry winter conditions...

Two crossbench MPs want to make it illegal to market locally grown beef as 'Australian' if it is processed overseas The Indian Government has promised it will ease an outright ban on the selling of cattle for slaughter after huge backlash from exporters, meat and leather traders In the past 50 years Australian consumers are increasingly choosing...

Pilbara Minerals say they are 12 months away from shipping lithium their first product to China after securing $132 million towards the Pilbara project this week. The company has halted trading today to raise the further $65 million needed to fund the Pilgangoora project in the Pilbara but CEO and Managing Director Ken Brinsden is confident...