"You get your ups and downs," says veteran cattleman Dick Cadzow, from Mt Riddock Station, north-east of Alice Springs: Up are local cattle numbers at the annual show but prices were down at yesterday's sale. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: The next generation of cattle breeders vying for prizes such as Junior Handler Trophy, 12 yrs and under – and giving their Akubra hats a proud showing.
Australia is best placed to provide massive emergency food aid should catastrophes such as volcanic eruptions occur in Indonesia. A flourishing food export industry from north Australia, such as the live cattle trade, should be considered as a key component for insuring the long term food security of Indonesia and our other northern neighbours, writes Alex Nelson.
After last week’s industry and producer tour of inspection of live export supply chains in Sumatra and Java, David Warriner, president of the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association, congratulated Indonesian industry, importers and Australian exporters on the implementation of the new Export Supply Chain Assurance Scheme (ESCAS) in Indonesia.