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Drought not yet impacting on cattle exporting

Amy Phillips, Thursday May 16, 2013 - 12:23 EST
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The drought hasn't yet impacted on the quality of cattle being sent overseas.

This week cattle were exported from Karumba in Queensland's Gulf, which is experiencing record dry conditions in some areas.

Live exporter Sid Parker says it's another challenge the industry is facing.

"Not at this stage, but I have been talking to some our buyer over there and he said it is becoming noticeable when visiting stations.

"We took 2,000 steers, very good cattle, to Cilicap in Indonesia, which has been a very long time importer."

Mr Parker says boats are booked to take cattle from the Gulf again in June, July and August.


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