Aussies on tour of Indo live export facilities

AUSTRALIA’S Agricultural Ministry is promoting the country’s livestock export industry to Indonesia, which represents a large market for live cattle.
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Luke Hartsuyker

Staff Reporter

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce's assistant, Luke Hartsuyker, visited Bader Lampung in an effort to  gain "valuable insight into the operations of the cattle industry in Indonesia". 
 
Hartsuyker said that from 2015 to 2016, cattle exports to Indonesia were valued at $A578.4 million and that the industry was important for many northern farmers and communities.
 
"Today I had a valuable opportunity to discuss the importance of this industry with key stakeholders, as well as gain an on-the-ground insight into how the industry operates in Indonesia. 
 
"I toured the Juang Jaya Abdi Alam feedlot to see first-hand the management of Australian livestock, before touring other local live export facilities to see how the cattle are processed and how the industry ensures strong compliance with our strict animal welfare conditions throughout the supply chain.
 
"The conversations I have had and the places and facilities that I have had the opportunity to visit gives me great confidence in the future of the livestock trade between Indonesia and Australia," Hartsuyker said.
 
Indonesia has recently advised of policy changes to import conditions for live cattle, including increasing the weight and age limit of live feeder cattle and extending the length of time that permits and recommendation letters are valid.
 
Hartsuyker said these changes provided further opportunities for Australian producers exporting to Indonesia by increasing the range of Australian cattle eligible for export and allowing better business planning for exporters.
 

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