Saturday, June 25, 2011

Live Cattle Trade - A Producers View

A lot of words have flowed over the past few weeks on this topic.

The quality of the debate has been extremely partisan, and northern cattle producers feel rather miffed. Most comment against the existing trade has come from southern Australia.

One needs to differentiate the trade in live animals, and their slaughter. Does not seem to have been done by most anti the current practices.

Where were all the gurus offering to build abattoirs and facilites for local north Australia processing over the past 20 years or so so that the animals could be processed here? Talk is me the $$$$ for an abattoir in Darwin, Broome, Wyndham or Kununurra, let alone Karumba in Queensland. NEVER HAPPENED.

There have been more serious discussions over the past 2-4 years, and maybe one will get built.......but not before sometime in 2012. Oh, by the way.........that meat is probably not going to Indonesia anyway.

Read the article by a local NT Cattle producer, about 100kms south of Darwin.

Very poignant and pertinent!
Link is here -

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