Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 A masterpiece ahead of its time, a prescient rendering of a dark future, and the inspiration …

Former live sheep export manager avoids jail over role in 22,000 sheep deaths in Pakistan

Former live sheep export manager avoids jail over role in 22,000 sheep deaths in Pakistan

Posted May 22, 2018 15:02:54 Photo: Garry Robinson pleaded guilty to a charge of dishonestly influencing a public official. (ABC News) A former live export industry manager has avoided an immediate prison term for falsifying Commonwealth documents which allowed a consignment of 22,000 sheep to be imported into Pakistan, where …

Live export review recommends major reductions in sheep numbers on Middle East-bound ships – Politics

Live export review recommends major reductions in sheep numbers on Middle East-bound ships – Politics

Updated May 17, 2018 09:25:22 A Federal Government-ordered review into live sheep exports has recommended a major reduction in animals on ships bound for the Middle East during the dangerous hot months in the middle of the year. Key points: Major recommendation from review is to increase space for sheep …

Live sheep exports report delayed over scientific advice

Live sheep exports report delayed over scientific advice

Posted May 16, 2018 11:48:59 The Federal Government will tomorrow release the McCarthy review into the summer live sheep trade to the Middle East. The review was due to be released today, but was postponed after Cabinet met yesterday. The ABC understands more details were requested on the scientific advice. …

Farmers adapt to dry conditions, with rainfall well below normal across southern Australia’s grain, sheep and cattle heartlands – ABC Rural

Farmers adapt to dry conditions, with rainfall well below normal across southern Australia’s grain, sheep and cattle heartlands – ABC Rural

For those with even the greenest of thumbs, keeping a backyard garden or front lawn alive when rain doesn’t fall is a struggle. So how do Australian farmers plan to keep the country fed? According to the Bureau of Meteorology, it was the eighth-driest April on record with rainfall across …

Sheep put down, 3 others injured while heading to live export ship in Port Adelaide

Sheep put down, 3 others injured while heading to live export ship in Port Adelaide

Posted May 08, 2018 15:17:29 One sheep has had to be euthanased and three others have been injured before being loaded onto a live export ship docked at Port Adelaide, the RSPCA says. The Al Shuwaikh arrived at the port over the weekend, ready to transport South Australian livestock to …

Live sheep exports: Labor calls for a complete ban, wants processing to happen within Australia

Live sheep exports: Labor calls for a complete ban, wants processing to happen within Australia

Posted May 03, 2018 12:03:09 The future of live sheep exports is in further doubt with the Federal Opposition now calling for a complete ban on the industry. Yesterday, ABC revealed that an exporter warned the Government about the catastrophic risk of sending sheep on old ships last year. Those …

Livestock exporter raised concerns with Federal Government before thousands of sheep died at sea – ABC Rural

Livestock exporter raised concerns with Federal Government before thousands of sheep died at sea – ABC Rural

A live exporter warned the Federal Government that sheep were at risk of a being involved in “catastrophic accidents” and enduring poor animal welfare conditions unless it banned old ships. In a document obtained by the ABC, Western Australian exporter Wellard called on the government to remove a clause that …

Live export boss says sheep have ‘generous space allocation’

Live export boss says sheep have ‘generous space allocation’

Posted May 01, 2018 04:41:26 Related Story: Scandal-plagued live export ship gains approval to carry sheep Related Story: Farmers question the future of live sheep exports The exporter at the centre of the latest live trade controversy says “no-one is to blame” for the deaths of 2,400 Australian sheep on …

Mutton ‘the chocolate of meat’ as farmers apply dry ageing to sheep – ABC Rural

Mutton ‘the chocolate of meat’ as farmers apply dry ageing to sheep – ABC Rural

Farmers and researchers believe mutton could be the next big thing in food, thanks to a dry ageing process that brings out complex flavours and makes the meat tender and juicy. Melbourne chef Dale Lyman has been tasked with looking for ways to introduce dry aged mutton to consumers. “When …