Importance of Livestock Exporters
Australia is the leading exporter when it comes to livestock. In this modern time, there are more than half of meat produced is shipped overseas and consumers worldwide have the confidence in such, believing that it is high quality, 100 percent safe and free from disease.
For the past 3 decades, exporting livestock abroad becomes a more important issue as a mean for Australian meat to be shipped to consumers overseas. Nowadays, exporting livestock becomes a sustainable industry to the country that it makes a big portion of agricultural exports and also, a big contributor to social fabric of nation and economy.
As a matter of fact, today there are more than thousands of families who are farming and their communities too that rely on livestock export industry in order to survive and have food to feed their family. The industry has more or less 13000 people across the country with 11000 of it living in regional and rural areas. However, this figure is not something that’s made up of livestock exporters as well as producers, this is made of veterinarians, truck drivers and stock agents as well as other people employed by this trade. You may not believe it, Australian live export trade is capable of generating roughly 1.8 billion dollars in GDP and is underpinning economies of numerous regional areas.
Live export industry is essential in a way that it provides guarantee to the Australian livestock produce to have wide range of markets in selling livestock to, which ensures that they will always receive fair price for the animals that they are working hard to produce on. Such industry is very important with regards to offering a market particularly on those that are in remote locations without direct access to abattoirs. In the northern part of the country, this plays a more significant role in cattle production.
It’s for this same reason that restrictions of the Australia’s involvement in international exportation of livestock would create a massive impact on thousands of people who are employed under this industry. Livestock exported from country plays a big role in making sure that the food security of countries it’s exported on particularly across Asia and Middle East. Australia exports cattle and sheep to the Middle East and goats and cattle across Southeast Asia.
By exporting animals overseas, livestock exports and producers as well in Australia can fulfill major needs for the essential red meat in countries that it’s exported to. The reason for this is that, the supplies of their livestock are sent to countries that fail to meet the demands of their citizens when it comes to livestock.