October 21, 2008
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.