10/12/2008 - 22:00

Livestock talks

10/12/2008 - 22:00

Bookmark

Save articles for future reference.
Livestock talks
AGRICULTURE and Food Minister Terry Redman met Malaysia’s Minister for Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Dato Mustapa Mohamed, in Perth last week to discuss expanding the livestock trade. Western Australia and Malaysia have previously worked together to develop a plan for the Malaysian goat industry, and the meeting provided an opportunity to explore and progress a similar plan for the cattle industry. Mr Redman said WA had an international reputation as a leading supplier of goats and cattle, farm services and equipment, cold chain infrastructure, and technology of animal breeding and husbandry. “In 2007-08 WA agri-food exports to Malaysia were valued at $242.4 million, making it our sixth largest agri-food export market,” Mr Redman said. “Live animal exports were $7.8 million, including $471,000 of goats. “Malaysia is keen to take advantage of Australia’s expertise.” To assist with cattle development opportunities, the delegation visited Harvey Beef to look at abattoir facilities and technology.

STANDING BY BUSINESS. TRUSTED BY BUSINESS.

Subscription Options