The live export industry is predicting Thailand could buy up to 30,000 head of Australian cattle a year, after the two countries agreed to health protocols for trade.
The Australian Livestock Exporters Council, Alison Penfold, says with growing markets in Indonesia and Vietnam, and anticipated opening of a trade with China, beef producers could be hard pressed to meet demand.
Wake up Australia. Clearly, live export is going to compete with the more ideal local processing if this expansion keeps up. Unemployment in Australia is set to rise on current forecasts and we are going to lose the added benefits of local processing to the Australian economy. Surely the Budget is in dire straits without the Government adding to their woes. Bizarre.