Live Cattle Exports Up 20 Per Cent In September

AUSTRALIA - Australia’s live cattle exports during September increased 20 per cent year-on-year, to 89,171 head, with exports to Indonesia totalling 55,613 head (Australian Bureau of Statistics), reports Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).
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Meat & Livestock Australia

MLA states that, following 19,279 head in August, live cattle exports to Indonesia for September were up 10 per cent on the same period last year, to 55,613 head. For the first nine months of 2011, exports to Australia’s largest live cattle markets totalled 296,452 head – down 30 per cent, or 128,000 head below the corresponding period in 2010.

Other markets to record shipments during September included Egypt (18,000 head), Japan (1,769 head), Malaysia (1,615 head) and the Philippines (1,604 head).

For the first nine months of 2011, Australian live cattle exports totalled 502,711 head – down from 639,737 head for the same period in 2010. In terms of export returns, shipments in 2011 have been valued at A$437 million FOB.

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