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: AU newspaper says some cattle pregnant - wasnt reported to AU authorities.
: WA Export News January 07, 2013, 03:50:04 PM
DAFF to investigate Mauritian cattle shipment.

The Department of Agriculture says it's investigating whether an Australian live cattle exporter has failed to meet trade regulations.

South East Asian Livestock Services (SEALS) says it exported live cattle from Geraldton in WA to Mauritius late last year, a shipment that's now being investigated by DAFF.

DAFF says it's received a report from the exporter of non-compliances associated with the live exports.

The Australian newspaper says some cows on the ship were pregnant, something that wasn't reported to Australian or Mauritian authorities prior to export.

It also reports up to 65 cows were allegedly found dead in a feedlot in Mauritius.

A SEALS spokesman says the cattle were inspected by an Australian Quarantine Inspection Service accredited veterinarian before being loaded onto the ship.

The spokesman says the pregnancy tests on the cows returned a negative reading.

DAFF says its investigation commenced on November 21 and will consider whether action should be taken against the exporter.

By Caitlyn Gribbin
 Monday, 07/01/2013 (