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SPA awaits recommendations of McCarthy Review

Friday, May 4, 2018 | Media Releases | Sheep Producers Australia

Sheep Producers Australia has today confirmed its position that it will await the recommendations of the McCarthy Review into exports of live sheep before making any decisions on the way forward.

Sheep export changes welcomed by peak producer body

Thursday, April 19, 2018 | Media Releases | Sheep Producers Australia

Sheep Producers Australia has welcomed moves by Australian livestock exporters to bring cultural change to their industry and improve animal welfare outcomes, in line with the expectations of farmers and the community.

SPA supports need for full transparency of live sheep exports

Monday, April 9, 2018 | Media Releases | Sheep Producers Australia

Sheep Producers Australia President Allan Piggott said producers across Australia are distressed, disappointed and frustrated at last night’s 60 Minutes footage.

Sheep producers support strict enforcement of on-board standards

Friday, April 6, 2018 | Media Releases | Sheep Producers Australia

Sheep Producers Australia President Allan Piggott says sheep producers are upset, angry and disappointed about serious animal welfare failures in the live sheep trade to the Middle East, reported by media this week.

SPA endorses change in lamb definition

Thursday, March 22, 2018 | Media Releases | Sheep Producers Australia

Sheep Producers Australia has endorsed a change in the industry definition of lamb to be the same as the New Zealand definition, based on a formal, industry-wide call for feedback.

Nation-wide review of market structures compiled in new SPA report

Monday, January 22, 2018 | Media Releases | Sheep Producers Australia

Sheep Producers Australia (SPA) has today released an investigative report that sets the foundation for its focus in 2018 to strengthen Australia’s sheepmeat market structures and systems.

Two new independent directors fill SPA board vacancies

Friday, January 12, 2018 | Media Releases | Sheep Producers Australia

Sheep Producers Australia has appointed two independent directors to its skills-based Board – Chris Mirams in the capacity of Executive Chair and Dr Anne Astin as an independent, non-executive director, who will Chair the Audit and Risk Committee.

Successful SPA leadership program participants announced

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | Media Releases | Sheep Producers Australia

Sheep Producers Australia has selected 14 participants to be part of its Sheep Industry Leadership Program, to be run in 2018.

Sheep Producers Australia extends lamb definition public consultation

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | Media Releases | Sheep Producers Australia

Sheep Producers Australia (SPA) is extending the opportunity for producers and supply chain members to provide feedback on the proposed lamb definition change by an extra week - with the new deadline at Wednesday 6 December 2017.

Sheep Producers Australia CEO stands down

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Media Releases | Sheep Producers Australia

Sheep Producers Australia President Allan Piggott announced today that after four years as Chief Executive Officer, Dr Kat Giles will be stepping down from the role.