The Australian Governments' ill considered policy to ban the export of live sheep by sea is having serious impacts on Australian sheep farmers, especially in Western Australia as well as loyal, long term trading partners in the Middle East.
A Sydney based Chinese entrepreneur is hoping he can develop an air freight supply chain for live sheep to China to take advantage of the low prices and support the market.
Our Managing Director, Jim Teasdale, was recently asked by the ABC Radio Country Hour to offer his perspective and some thoughts on this plan.
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We recently delivered a very special load of Saanen Dairy Goats to a customer in Indonesia. This project had been in progress for a long time due to the detailed import permit process in Indonesia.
Needless to say, we were very happy to finally deliver them and our customers are extremely happy to have them a little close to home. Now they spend a couple of weeks in Indonesian quarantine where they undergo additional testing and vaccinations before moving to their owners farms.
*click on the photo to the right to find out more about Saanen dairy goats.
Lucky to visit this farm in Malaysia where we recently delivered some high quality Australian Anglo Nubian Dairy Goats.
One of the key values of our business is to "Shorten the Supply Chain". We supply quality Australian livestock all over the world, but farmers are both end of the supply chain always want to know more about where their livestock comes from and where they go to. The more we can share this information up and down the supply chain, the closer each end becomes and we can use this understanding to improve breeding and care for the livestock in their final market.
At this farm we discussed nutrition and health management, handling and managing shy feeders.
We have made a couple of deliveries of Angus breeding cattle from Australian to Malaysia over the last year or so. Here is a pair that were delivered as weaners last year. Looking great!
We visited several feedlots in Japan to see how our cattle were doing and always learn a little more about the Japanese way of feeding.
This Kagoshima Japanese wagyu beef carcass was a real stand out. The photo does not really do it justice, unless you zoom right in.
I love meeting Japanese farmers who are passionate and take enormous pride in everything they do. Mr Ariki was a true cattleman and the small things he does are clear and always result in good carcass data. So grateful for his time.
We recently took delivery of a brand new MIJ Carcass grading camera to increase the volume and quality of carcass data to assist some of our Wagyu farmers.
The two big benefits we see:
1. Ability to identify elite animals within 9+ grading - differentiate your MBS10 from MBS14 carcasses
2. More accurate and significant differences in EMA
Last week we hit the road again travelling throughout Queensland and New South Wales visiting Wagyu farmers supplying our Japanese livestock export business. This shot of the sky between Casino and Lismore was too good to miss.
Although in most places the drought is well behind us, it is great to see the increasing use of supplementation of calves, weaners and cows in better seasons to ensure a continuously rising plane of nutrition and the resulting improvements to weight gains, pasture and fodder usage and the transition to feeding programmes once they leave the farm.
I used to think that plastering your brand all over everything was unnecessary boasting for big companies with big marketing budgets. But as my own business grows and customers and suppliers appreciate and align with our values, it's something to be proud of and people are starting to seek it out.
The other thing I like is the accountability it brings - because I work even harder to make sure the livestock and service delivered with this stamp on the box must be top quality that adds value.
If I'm not proud enough to put my stamp on it, I won't sell it.
For more information about our brand and values, head over to the "OUR WHY" page.
Earlier this week we sent these Anglo Nubian Dairy Goats to long time customer in Malaysia. Anglo Nubians are quite rare and these were sourced from some of the best breeders in Australia.
Needless to say, customers were very very happy with what they received.
For more information on some of the other Australian livestock we export, head over to our Livestock page via the link below
As demand for goats milk and goats cheese increases all over the world. We are getting more and more enquiries every week for customers looking for top quality, healthy Australian Saanen Dairy Goats for their milking and breeding programmes.
Those in the photo above were recently delivered to a very discerning customer in Malaysia
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