Strong February For Live Cattle

AUSTRALIA - February was another strong month for Australia’s live cattle exports, as shipments to Indonesia and the Middle East continued to underpin the trade.
calendar icon 14 April 2010
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Meat & Livestock Australia

Exports for the month totalled 78,198 head, an increase of 60 per cent on the same period last year, with exports to Indonesia up 28 per cent, at 44,003 head, reports Meat and Livestock Australia.

One of the main features for exports during the first two months of 2010 has been an increase in exports to the Middle East, including 17,828 head to Qatar, 9,739 head to Libya and 9,143 head to Jordan. In 2009, Australia shipped 96,750 head of cattle to the Middle, with 38,475 head already shipped for the first two months of 2010.

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