October 21, 2008


Australian beef and cattle exports to Indonesia booms


Strong growth in Australian exports of beef and live cattle to Indonesia is a boost for the industry, an industry figure said.


It also confirms that the two forms of trade are complementary, according to Meat & Livestock Australia.


Meat & Livestock Australia chairman Don Heatley said Indonesia was a valuable market for Australian cattle and beef.


Indonesia was the fastest growing market for Australian beef in Southeast Asia in 2006-07 and 2007-08.


Beef exports to this market are forecast to expand a further 23 percent in the current fiscal year.

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