Chinese authorities have allowed some shipments of Australian beef to hit the shelves as talks continue on a long-term solution to product labelling concerns...

Live cattle exports from Australia have hit their highest ever level, less than two years after the industry was at an all-time low.

Russia has banned imports from a broad range of western countries in retaliation to trade sanctions imposed as a result of the Ukraine crisis.

The Australian government is working to ensure farmers hit by lost exports to Russia gain access to alternative markets, says Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce.