Despite being embroiled in controversy with allegations being made about their general manager and investigations into their ongoing end destination welfare issues, Livestock Shipping Services has had the go ahead from DAFF to open up yet another export trade. Yep, LSS are reportedly loading 35,000 live young Angus cattle in Adelaide and Portland and sending them to Russia, a journey that can take 6 weeks. It is the first contract for cattle that are to be fattened in Russia and eaten for meat, with all past shipments of live cattle to Russia having been for breeding purposes.
Apparently, executives from Livestock Shipping Services, owned by Jordanian company Hijazi and Ghosheh Group, were unwilling to speak with The Australian. We are guessing DAFF would be unwilling to make comment also.