The export of live dairy cows to China has slowed to a trickle due to a drop in global milk prices. Elders Livestock said it was sending a boat a month to China until recently, but now didn’t have an order until June [2015]…Full Article: ABC Rural Feb 2015

Key Point

  • In 2014, Australia exported approximately 70,000 dairy heifers to China.

ChinaAg Comment

  • From 2010 to 2013, Chinese imports of live cows increased from 87,990 heads of cattle to 102,245 heads of cattle. During this time only Australia, New Zealand, and Uruguay supplied mainland China. Australia had the dominant share of Chinese market with an average import share of approximately 60% (by volume) during the four year period. New Zealand was the second largest supplier (~27% import share), followed by Uruguay (~13% import share).

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