Australia’s live cattle exports to Indonesia back to normal


Live cattle exports to Indonesia has “normalised” after disruptions from changes in import policy. According to the latest LiveLink report published by LiveCorp and Meat and Livestock Australia, feeder and slaughter cattle exports increased in November with 67,000 cattle shipped to Indonesia.

An additional 20,000 cattle were expected to be exported to Indonesia in December, meaning total exports to Indonesia for 2016 would reach 555,000 cattle, a 10% drop on 2015's number. “High cattle prices had been a welcome outcome for our partners in the production sector, but it has also affected profitability in the supply chain and seriously compromised the affordability of Australian beef for consumers in countries including Indonesia,” the Weekly Times quoted Simon Westaway, Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council Chief Executive.


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