The importing of Indian buffalo meat to Indonesia in an attempt to reduce consumer beef costs has played a significant role. This begs the question of why we didn't secure a robust meat trade to Indonesia ….
The sheep market is also experiencing a decline in live exports, with April year-to-date figures down 12% from 2016 at about 1,790,000 head. Pricing is apparently an an issue and supply is an issue in WA….not that live ex in anyway competes with domestic processing…..
This is a positive for Australian animals but we cant lose sight of the huge number that will still have suffered in the last 12 months. Lets hope the decline in numbers continues.....!