Indonesia-Australia working party to work out breeder cattle import quotas

Indonesia and Australia have agreed to work through difficulties about new cattle quotas which require 20 per cent to be breeders. The cattle trade ground to a halt in September, with six vessels waiting off the Darwin, Townsville and Broome Ports leading to more costly shipping, as a result of the new import rules.Indonesia’s Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita announced last month that 20 per cent of all Australian imported cattle would need to be for breeding purposes.Australian consultants in Jakarta said it created a shortage of Australian cattle in feedlots and the need to slaughter domestic cattle.In a…

Source: ABC Beef Cattle
Indonesia-Australia working party to work out breeder cattle import quotas