Sharing Our Genetics
The Breeder Collective
Australia has a long history of exporting breeding livestock to countries around the world, supported by superior genetics and Australia’s favourable disease and health status, however this has not been communicated to the general Australia public, presenting the live export industry an opportunity to tell our side of the story.
Genetics and Care
Australia has a long history of exporting breeding livestock to countries around the world, supported by superior genetics and Australia’s favourable disease and health status. Lets meet a Dairy Farmer to learn more!
Health and Regulations
Protocols for the export of breeder livestock are generally more costly for exporters. Breeder cattle have additional testing requirements for health status and often longer quarantine periods post arrival.
Listen to cattle buyer Matt!
Markets and Destinations
The additional costs associated with meeting protocol requirements and the need to provide appropriate care to maintain their productivity are considered strong drivers for producing acceptable animal welfare outcomes whether in Australia or exported overseas. Listen to Vet Ian talk about his experiences here.
The Exporter - Voyage
Exporting breeder cattle overseas helps deliver food security to importing countries by improving access to fresh dairy products or building their own beef breeder herds. These destinations are often developing under-utilised land to broaden their agricultural enterprises in their aspirations for self sufficiency. Listen to export Tom explain this here.
Value and Nutrition
Dairy consumption has continued to grow in the last few decades, as it has in other Southeast Asian countries. In 2016, the global food and agribusiness organization, Rabobank, predicted that Southeast Asia would become one of the largest consumers of dairy products in the world by 2020. Listen to experienced exporter Justin talk about this in this video.