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The Expanding Live Cattle Trade in Northern Australian

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Lapworth, J. W. (2000) The Expanding Live Cattle Trade in Northern Australian. In: Animal Production for a Consuming World. AAAP-ASAP Conference, 2nd - 7th July 2000, Sydney, Australia.



The north Australian beef industry is complex and dynamic. It is strategically positioned to access new and existing export markets. To prosper in a global economy, it will require strong processing and live cattle sectors, continued rationalisation of infrastructure, uptake of appropriate technology, and the synergy obtained when industry sectors unite and cooperate to maintain market advantage. Strategies to address food safety, animal welfare, the environment and other consumer concerns must be delivered. Strategic alliances with quality assurance systems will develop. These alliances will be based on economies of scale and on vertical cooperation, rather than vertical integration.

Industry sectors will need to increase their contribution to Research, Development and Extension. These contributions need to be global in outlook. Industry sectors should also be aware that change (positive or negative) in one sector will impact on other sectors. Feedback along the food chain is essential to maximise productivity and market share.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Business groups:Animal Science
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission Australian Society of Animal Production [ASAP]. © AAAP 2000. Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production and Australian Society of Animal Production. Animal production for a consuming world : proceedings of 9th Congress of the Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies [AAAP] and 23rd Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production [ASAP] and 17th Annual Symposium of the University of Sydney, Dairy Research Foundation, [DRF]. 2-7 July 2000, Sydney, Australia.
Keywords:Beef cattle; markets; global; rationalisation; food safety; animal welfare; vertical integration.
Subjects:Animal culture > Cost, yield and profit. Accounting
Animal culture > Cattle
Live Archive:15 Mar 2005
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:43

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