An Introduction

The Australian Livestock Export Corporation Ltd (LiveCorp) is a not-for-profit industry service provider with approximately 44 members and associate members involved in the export of Australian livestock.

LiveCorp is funded through statutory levies contributed by livestock exporters and was established in 1998 as a result of a restructuring of institutional arrangements within the meat and livestock industry.

LiveCorp works closely with industry stakeholders to continuously improve performance in animal health and welfare, supply chain efficiency and market access through the provision of technical services and research, development and extension (RD&E). 

LiveCorp delivers benefits to producers and exporters by investing in programs in research, development and extension, animal welfare, supply chain and market access. LiveCorp is also responsible for the training of onboard stock people who care for livestock exported by sea through the Stockperson Accreditation Program.

The Australian Live Export Industry

Australia is the world's leading supplier of high quality live cattle, sheep and goats, particularly throughout south-east Asia and the Middle East. The live export industry is a vital component of the Australian agricultural sector and contributes an average of $1 billion in export earnings annually to the Australian economy. Additionally the industry employs 13,000 people mainly in regional and rural Australia.

Further information about the live export industry can be accessed here.

LiveCorp Membership

LiveCorp is a not-for-profit service provider to the livestock export industry. LiveCorp works closely with industry stakeholders to continuously improve performance in animal health and welfare, supply chain efficiency and market access through the provision of technical services and research, development and extension (RD&E).

We also broaden the skills of people across the entire supply chain through education and training programs to ensure the industry’s long-term sustainability, efficiency and competitiveness.

Membership is open to all licensed exporters at no cost. As a member you are entitled to full voting rights at general meetings and receive access to the member-only sections of this website including: trade support resources, trade enquiries, industry news and updates. You will also have access to industry and government networks domestically and internationally and databases of industry consultants and accredited on-board stockpersons.

Associate membership is available to industry stakeholders and individuals who contribute to the livestock export industry for an annual fee.

To become a member of LiveCorp please complete an application form or contact the LiveCorp office (livecorp@livecorp.com.au).

Industry Collaboration

LiveCorp consults and works closely with industry, key stakeholders and the Australian Government, in particular two industry bodies; the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC) and Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA). 

ALEC

The Australian Livestock Exporters' Council (ALEC) is the national peak council body representing the livestock export industry, through which LiveCorp consults with industry and exporters. ALEC is responsible for developing industry policy and is made up of livestock exporters and state chapters whose members are directly involved in the export of Australian livestock. ALEC is funded by membership fees and an arrangement administered by the Red Meat Advisory Council (RMAC).

MLA

MLA is a research development corporation, representing Australia’s livestock producers. LiveCorp and MLA have a strong collaboration through a joint program, known as the Livestock Export Program (LEP). The LEP delivers animal welfare improvements in Australia and overseas markets through funding programs in:

  • Livestock management, health and welfare
  • Market access and development
  • Supply chain improvements
  • Communication and stakeholder relationships
  • Research and development

The LEP is widely recognised as the most efficient and effective mechanism for livestock exporters and producers to invest in programs providing RD&E and in-market technical support for the benefit of the livestock export industry.

The Australian Livestock Export Industry

LiveCorp works closely with industry stakeholders to continuously improve performance in animal health and welfare, supply chain efficiency and market access through the provision of technical services and research, development and extension (RD&E).
Australian livestock can only be exported by a licensed Australian exporter and cannot be exported to all countries. If you would like to export livestock from Australia you can contact an exporter by submitting a trade enquiry below.

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