All About Livestock Exporters
On the subject of livestock, Australia is the number exporter of it. In today’s time, half of the meat that the country produced is sent abroad and consumers have built the confidence on these meats that it is 100 percent safe, free from disease and high quality meat.
In the past 3 decades, it becomes a national issue to export livestock abroad to be able for the Australian meat to ship to customers in different parts of the world. Nowadays, exporting livestock becomes a sustainable industry to the country that it makes a big portion of agricultural exports and also, a big contributor to social fabric of nation and economy.
As a matter of fact, today there are more than thousands of families who are farming and their communities too that rely on livestock export industry in order to survive and have food to feed their family. The industry basically has 13000 people across the country while the 11000 of them living in regional as well as rural areas. This figure isn’t just something that is made up of livestock exporters and producers, it’s made of stock agents, veterinarians, truck drivers and several other people who are employed by such trade. Whether you believe it or not, Australian live export trade generates 1.8 billion dollars in GDP nationally and underpins the economies of several regional areas.
Live export industry is important in a way that it is ensuring that the Australian livestock producers have broad range of markets to sell livestock to, ensuring that they’re always getting a great price for animals that they worked hard to produce. Such industry is very important with regards to offering a market particularly on those that are in remote locations without direct access to abattoirs. In the northern part of the country, this plays a more significant role in cattle production.
This is the same reason why restricting the country’s involvement in livestock exportation is going to generate an immense impact upon thousands of people who are working under this industry. Livestock exported from country plays a big role in making sure that the food security of countries it’s exported on particularly across Asia and Middle East. Believe you don’t, goats and cattle are exported across Southeast Asia while sheep and cattle are sent to the Middle East.
By being able to export animals overseas, the livestock exporters as well as producers in Australia is able to fulfill major need for the essential red meat in countries it is being exported to. This is due to the reason that they supply livestock exports to the countries that can’t produce enough amount of livestock that can meet the demand of their population.