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: Victorian port sees live exports declining
: Export News Tasmania March 03, 2012, 02:09:40 PM
The head of a major Victorian port says live exports are likely to decline over the next 20 years.

Around 700,000 animals are sent through the the Port of Portland in south west Victoria to China and the Middle East each year.

The company's chief executive Jim Cooper says peoples' attitudes to buying meat are changing.

"The importance of customers to slaughter their own animals will diminish over time," he says.

"It's a phenomenon of the world globalising and people sort of accepting more of what we do in the west."

http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/content/201203/s3444157.htm