August 26, 2011


Australian cattle exports to Vietnam resume after 10 years



After almost a decade, South East Asian Livestock Services (SEAL) has confirmed it will ship 1,000 heads of cattle Vietnam, leaving Australia's Darwin Port today, August 26.


It's the first shipment of cattle to that country since 2002, and has been attributed to an improving Vietnamese economy and lower export prices.


SEALS director Sid Parker says his company has had to meet strict animal welfare conditions to get the export licence approved.


"The Northern Territory Government sent a delegation up there and a nutrition expert to see that they had feed, the holding yards were good, and the abattoir. They reported back that everything is up to scratch."

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