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Live cattle exports from Darwin slowing down 4.3.2013
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2013, 07:18:55 PM »
Live cattle exports out of Darwin have slowed down, with just one cattle ship due out this week. It follows a very quiet February, in which 12,290 head were exported from Darwin, down 16,656 head on January and 14,403 fewer than February 2012.

A drier than average wet season means access to cattle in the Top End is not an issue.

Bernie Brosnan, from the NT Livestock Exporters Association, says the lack of import permits for the Indonesian market is largely to blame.

"Yeah, a very slow month and predominantly due to our largest customer, Indonesia, only requiring 56,000 head for this first quarter and unfortunately other customers in other countries just couldn't take up the slack," he said.

"I'm aware of some exporters who have already used up their permits for the first quarter to Indonesia and are sitting on the sidelines and waiting for the second quarter of import permits to kick in, starting in April."
By Matt Brann

 Monday, 04/03/2013