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 exporter moves to boxed beef trade to China

A company originally established for live cattle export operations to China has been active recently, buying cattle for service kills and export in boxed beef form to customers in China. South Australian Cattle Co was established by its predominantly Chinese owners as a sister business to North Australian Cattle Co, originally owned by Elders. While…

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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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