Live exporters ‘quietly optimistic’ for 2017 after year of challenges

Simon Westaway The Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council says the trade is quietly optimistic about the coming 12 months, following several challenges in 2016. In an end of year statement released on Tuesday, ALEC chief executive officer Simon Westaway said market consolidation and diversification would continue to be a high priority for livestock exporters in 2017. “With new supply chains for feeder-slaughter cattle in China gaining Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS) approval, we’re hopeful of that highly anticipated trade commencing in the near future, which is set to add significant value to our industry and provide extra marketing options for…

Source: Beef Central
Live exporters ‘quietly optimistic’ for 2017 after year of challenges