The first sea-bound shipment of live slaughter cattle has been exported to China by Elders’ North Australian Cattle Co (NACC).
Over the weekend of Feb 4, the Galloway Express, 10,421gt, loaded 1,200 live beef cattle at Portland, Victoria, bound for Shidao in China. The shipment consists of mainly Black Angus cattle, aged between 18 and 24 months, weighing an average of 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds).
The cattle have been imported by the Baozhu Food Co, part of the Tai Xiang Group, for its customer, Shanghai CRED. The Tai Xiang Group is a leading Chinese company specialising in frozen processed food.
Tai Xiang made significant investments in quarantine and processing facilities to ensure the cattle were handled in accordance with the high standards required by Australia.