Australian cattle imports to Vietnam surge

(VOVworld) - The number of live cattle imported into Vietnam from Australia over the past two years has increased nearly 90 folds since the 2011-2012 fiscal year, according to the Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).

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The latest statistics released by the MLA show that the number of cattle shipped to Vietnam has risen from just 1,500 to a staggering 131,000 head over the past three years. CEO of the Northern Territory Livestock Exporters Association Ben Hindle said Darwin alone exported 49,000 head of cattle to Vietnam in the reviewed period, accounting for 38% of the total.

In its annual plan announced in January 2014, MLA forecast that Australian exporters will continue to do business in Vietnam.