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Farmer sends cattle 3500 kms in a truck for eventual slaughter.
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2012, 03:59:47 PM »
Queensland feedlots could be used more by cattle from the west By Arlie Felton-Taylor
 Thursday, 26/07/2012
 
A Northern Territory cattleman says Queensland feedlots could be a viable destination for their cattle usually bred for the live export trade to Indonesia.

Colin Brett and his family run cattle at Waterloo Station, on the NT side of the Western Australian border.

He says he has been seeking a cost-effective alternative for his cattle since many of them were no longer meeting the specifications for the live trade.

Mr Brett says he's trialing sending cattle around 3,500 kilometres to a southern Queensland feedlot to grow them out for the processed Japanese ox trade.

"The live export price for cattle has to be, and this is only for ourselves with our own two road trains, it has got to work out about $2.60 to be equivalent to export to Indonesia as compared with doing what we're doing now if we can run them up to Jap ox."


http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/content/201207/s3554206.htm