Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Drought not yet impacting on cattle exporting

Amy Phillips, Thursday May 16, 2013 - 12:23 EST
ABC image
North Queensland Liberal Senator Ian Macdonald vows to save the live export trade - ABC

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.


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Cyclone Debbie reaches category four, thousands in low-lying Mackay areas told to leave

22:55 EDT

Tropical Cyclone Debbie has intensified to category four and is expected to hit the north Queensland coast on Tuesday morning, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned.

Cyclone Debbie: What to expect on Tuesday

21:20 EDT

After spending three days brewing over the Coral Sea, Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie will make landfall tomorrow.

Cyclone Debbie: What to expect when you're evacuating

20:01 EDT

Evacuation centres are designed to be a safe place to wait out a cyclone ?? not be a home away from home.