Australia could increase live cattle exports to Indonesia

Australia could increase live cattle exports to Indonesia

Queensland’s Agriculture Minister¬†John McVeigh¬†says the Indonesian government has indicated it could increase its live cattle import quota.

The Queensland and Northern Territory Agriculture Ministers have travelled to Indonesia, to try and rebuild their relationship with the country, following the temporary live export ban that occurred in 2011.

NT’s cattle industry is suffering from widespread drought, as well as plummeting prices which has largely been blamed on the reduction of live exports to Indonesia.

But Mr McVeigh and NT Agriculture Minister Willem Westra Van Holth, believe they may have brokered a deal with Indonesia, which would see Australia export an extra 25,000 live cattle.

Mr McVeigh also says he has no concerns there will any issues with animal welfare, if a deal is brokered.

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