Cambodia, an optimists view
According to Dr Ross Ainsworth, Cambodia is set to be a perfect destination for our live export trade. Dr Ainsworth is a former CEO of Northern Territory Livestock Exporters Association so, not surprisingly, his view of northern live export is fairly rosy.
Whilst Dr Ainsworth is confident that Cambodia is a perfect destination……the fact that cattle can travel along “grey routes” should be a cause of concern for anyone who follows the success of ESCAS. Endless leakage from the supply chain issues in the foreesable future? Loads of unnecessary cattle transport to and from Vietnam? And, for what it is worth, a VALE member who has done veterinary work in Cambodia provided us with this link as they have seen firsthand the animal health and welfare problems in this country - needless to say, they didnt share Dr Ainsworth's optimism.
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