North Australian Cattle Company out of voluntary administration with new owner

One of Australia’s most well-known live export companies has emerged from voluntary administration with a new owner. North Australian Cattle Company (NACC) was founded in 1980 and run by Elders for nearly three decades until its sale to a Chinese-Australian buyer in 2017.  Earlier this year the company went into voluntary administration with debts reportedly of $3.6 million. The…

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Hainan Island cattle shipment opens new China trade pathway

DESPITE challenging times in Australia’s trade relationship with China positive developments are still occurring, evidenced last week by a shipment of cattle from Western Australia to Hainan Island which marked the opening of a new trade pathway that has been some six years in the making. The development has significance not just for the future…

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Live export boom at Townsville port

THE largest shipment of cattle bound for Vietnam has left the Port of Townsville this month, with demand from the south-east Asian country contributing to a live export boom. The world’s biggest purpose-built livestock carrier Ocean Shearer departed Townsville with 13,116 head of cattle on January 9 and will reach its destinations in southern and…

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