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More brutality from the so-called 'civilised' countries Australia thinks nothing of shipping animals to Turkey to face the hideous deaths we have seen, on voyages that can take up to 41 days.

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USA to send cattle by air to a cruel and brutal death in Turkey. 23.12.2011
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2011, 12:10:08 PM »
Growth in Turkey an opportunity for Ohio cattle industry.

 Ohio might gain jobs by giving its cattle a first-class ticket to Turkey.

Demand for livestock is growing in developing nations. A group of lawmakers recently visited Turkey to gauge interest in shipping cattle from the Wilmington Airpark.

The air facility is in a unique location. It once belonged to DHL, a shipping company that shuttered its Wilmington operations in 2008 and signed the airpark over to the Clinton County Port Authority.

Since then, the port authority has sought to make use of the facility, said director Kevin Carver. It has enough space to land large jets -- the kind that would likely be used for shipping cattle, Carver said. It is about 10 miles west of Sabina, which houses one of six agricultural export inspection facilities in the country.

State Reps. Cliff Rosenberger, R-Clarksville, Peter Beck, R-Mason, and Bob Peterson, R-Sabina, and other state and local officials, returned Monday from Turkey, where they sought the opportunity to export Ohio livestock.

It takes 28 days to get a cow from Maine to Turkey by ship. If the airpark can fly these cattle, it will take 10 hours. Carver said livestock is shipped by air at other airports, but not on the scale he envisions for Wilmington.

Turkey is a hot spot for exports because of the country's growth rate, Peterson said.

"They have a lot of disposable income, and as their income rises they want to eat more meat," Peterson said.

If Ohio can export cattle by air, it will mean jobs, Peterson and Carver said.

Farms will be busy breeding the cattle. People will be needed to inspect them before they are exported. Jobs will be available at the airpark preparing the shipments.

"Ohio would become a hub of logistics and distributions, not just for Turkey but throughout the world," Rosenberger said.

While in Turkey, Rosenberger said he and the Ohio delegation met with the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Science and Technology and other government officials, along with the country's media. They also met with companies interested in doing business with the country.

"Turkey is a large growing economy and desires the high-quality meat products, animals and machinery that we in Ohio produce," Peterson said. "I am very optimistic that Ohio will be able to increase our exports to Turkey."

Dec. 23, 2011   

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Jessica Alaimo