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Live cattle exports, climate and price risk management

Posted by Matt Dalgleish on 14 May 2018

The debate continues to rage around the live export of sheep to the Middle East and recently a Victorian MP, Sarah Henderson, lent their support to the banning of the trade of live sheep in the upcoming private members bill to be brought forward by Susan Ley.

All the focus in recent weeks has been on the sheep industry, but what about the cattle industry?

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Topics: live export, Australian cattle industry, cattle

The enemy of my enemy is my friend

Posted by Robert Herrmann on 16 March 2016

The AMIEU acting in the interests of its members comes as no shock – but when they act in the interests of the meat processors we are bemused. Throw in supporting comments from the Animal Activists and you could be excused from thinking the world has gone mad. The ancient proverb 'the enemy of my enemy is my friend' could well have been mused with this relationship in mind!

The take away message when you look at the recent press releases from the AMIEU regarding the threat to processing jobs from the Live Export (LE) trade is that the 1.4 million cattle exported last year have the potential to ruin cattle producers, processors and destroy the AMIEU member’s jobs.  I was hoping to read that it was also the cause of Donald Trump’s hair-do but unfortunately no mention.
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Topics: Cattle market / cattle price, live export

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