How Livestock Exporters Affect a Country’s Economy?
Australia is the number one exporter with regards to livestock. These days, whether you believe it or not, more than half the meat produced is being exported overseas and the consumers across the globe have great confidence in it believing that it is free from disease, high quality and 100 percent safe.
For the past 30 years actually, exporting livestock overseas has become a major issue for the Australian meat to be shipped to the consumers worldwide. In this modern world, being able to export livestock helps the country to become sustainable that it comes to a point that it is taking up a big portion of agricultural exports and at the same time, a huge contributor to its social fabric of nation and economy.
As a matter of fact, today there are more than thousands of families who are farming and their communities too that rely on livestock export industry in order to survive and have food to feed their family. The industry basically has 13000 people across the country while the 11000 of them living in regional as well as rural areas. This figure isn’t just something that is made up of livestock exporters and producers, it’s made of stock agents, veterinarians, truck drivers and several other people who are employed by such trade. Whether you believe it or not, Australian live export trade generates 1.8 billion dollars in GDP nationally and underpins the economies of several regional areas.
Live export industry is essential in a way that it provides guarantee to the Australian livestock produce to have wide range of markets in selling livestock to, which ensures that they will always receive fair price for the animals that they are working hard to produce on. This industry is crucial as well in terms of providing a market especially the ones in remote locations without easy access to abattoirs. In the northern part of the country, this plays a more significant role in cattle production.
It’s for this same reason that restrictions of the Australia’s involvement in international exportation of livestock would create a massive impact on thousands of people who are employed under this industry. Livestock exported from country plays a big role in making sure that the food security of countries it’s exported on particularly across Asia and Middle East. Australia is exporting cattle and sheep to Middle East and goats and cattle across Southeast Asia.
By simply exporting these animals abroad, livestock exports and producers at the same time in Australia can meet the major needs for red meat in the countries that they’re exported to. It’s because they are supplying livestock exports to countries that could not produce sufficient livestock that will then meet their population’s demand.