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In a major coup Australia is set to begin live beef cattle exports to China for the first time, in a deal that may be worth up to $2 billion a year...

Indonesian trade minister Rachmat Gobel’s decision, announced yesterday, to slash quotas for beef cattle imports from Australia to 50,000 for the third quarter of this year – down from 180,000 for the same period in 2014 – has left Australia without a buyer for much of its current herd...

A record 1.29 million live cattle were exported from Australia last year, according to figures released by Meat and Liverstock Australia (MLA).

For the first time in over a decade, Australian livestock producers can trade directly with Lebanon for Australian feeder and slaughter cattle, sheep and goats.

Australian exporters shipped a record 1.13 million head of cattle worth more than $1 billion last financial year.

Live cattle exports from Australia have hit their highest ever level, less than two years after the industry was at an all-time low.

Live cattle exports are forecast to exceed 1 million head for the calendar year, putting them on track to be the highest level on record.

After a slow start, Australia’s beef exports shot up again last month, reaching another all-time monthly record of more than 108,000 tonnes.

More than 90,000 cattle have been exported from Darwin – northern Australia's biggest port – in the first quarter of 2014.

Growth in live cattle exports to Vietnam continues to outpace industry expectations, reports Beef Central.