23-01-2014 02:07 AM | Australia

Cattle exports projected to total 900,000 head in 2014

Australian live cattle exports are forecast to reach 900,000 head in 2014, up 10pc on the estimated 820,000 head exported in 2013.

Improved market access to Indonesia will underpin the significant rise, however, MLA notes that this growth could impede the recent growth to other markets demanding similar cattle, such as Vietnam and Malaysia.

The new and re-emerging markets of Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines played an important role for northern cattle producers last year by helping to provide viable market outlets for cattle while import orders to Indonesia were curtailed by quota restrictions.
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