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Live exports to the Middle East a big relief for northern pastoralists
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2012, 12:20:51 PM »
It's been confirmed that a number of live export ships will be leaving the north of Western Australia bound for the Middle East this month, giving pastoralists an opportunity to sell cattle that aren't suited to the Indonesian market.

Pastoralists across the north have been struggling to find an alternative market for cattle which have gone over the 350 kilogram weight limit for Indonesia.

Livestock agent Andrew Stewart says a series of live shipments bound for the Middle East is great news for the industry.

"Some good options have finally come our way and we now have some Middle East boats confirmed for the middle of the month and the beginning of next month, which will make everyone pretty happy," he said.

"They (Middle East market) are taking both feeder cattle and slaughter cattle, so everything above 350 kilos, and it'll just give everyone a really good chance to clear out these cattle that are over the 350 kilos, but it also helps them sell feeder cattle at similar rates to Indonesia.

"So it's a good option for the whole industry."

By Matt Brann

Tuesday, 05/06/2012

http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/content/201206/s3518464.htm