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Australian Goat Meat Exports Double

17 September 2014
Meat & Livestock Australia

AUSTRALIA - Australian goat meat export values in July more than doubled year-on-year, to A$23.1 million.

Meat and Livestock Australia said that the total volume of shipments for the month were up 54 per cent over the same period, at 3,574 tonnes.

Almost all of Australia’s major goat meat export destinations registered a rise in value during July. Returns from the US surged 161 per cent on last year, to A$12.4 million, while the value of shipments to Taiwan and Canada both registered six-fold year-on-year increases in July, at A$1.9 million and A$1.8 million, respectively.

Goat meat exports to Korea generated A$1.6 million for the month, almost four times higher than year-ago levels, while to the Caribbean, shipment values jumped from A$150,000 last July, to A$1.3 million this year.

With eastern states Over-The-Hook export goat prices (12.1-16kg) having averaged 81¢ dearer in July, compared to the same time last year, it is not surprising that total eastern states goat slaughter was 62 per cent higher over the same period, with producers capitalising on the favourable returns.

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