AUSTRALIA – The small live cattle export quota for the remainder of 2012 has prompted Queensland graziers to find new markets in Asia and the Middle East.
Julia Creek stock agent Bram Pollack says the alternatives have not been ideal, reports ABCRural.
He says there have been lower returns on cattle sent to the Middle East and that domestic markets are undesirable for those who’d been selling to Indonesia.
«Exports seem to be finding alternative markets into the Middle East and Philippines. Going back into the Middle East, probably a little bit less money,» he said.
«In Queensland, we’re finding we’ve got alternative markets to the south of us which is certainly helpful, but for those Brahman-type cattle, live export certainly keeps everyone honest at this end.»
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