Promising signs are emerging to indicate the Chinese live export market, known as the ‘holy grail’ for Australian cattle producers, is close to opening. Representatives from the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia (DAFWA) are travelling to China next week to further discussions about the trade, which rests on establishing a viable animal health protocol…Full Article: ABC Rural Mar 2014

Key point

  • In October 2013, China’s Zhejiang Province and Western Australia signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the trade of live cattle

ChinaAg Comment

  • At the moment, China and Australia have not agreed on an animal health protocol that would all for the Australian exports of live feeder and slaughter cattle. Australia currently exports live breeder and dairy cattle.

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