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Do they import live beef cattle from Australia. I was just thinking today,(I sold my feeders) if the price will keep going up until winter.I don't know if they truly know how bad was the winter kill out west last winter and spring either. But then I got to thinking maybe they import thousands of live cattle aboard ships to the large feedlots out west.Just a thought. 

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If they do, I'd think they'd knock them in the head there & ship the hanging sides in reefer containers?

They do sell kangaroo in small amounts to the States. Hopping rat is pretty good, albeit a bit dry. The jerky is really good, Think it's cut with a small percentage of beef.

Mike

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So youre thinking calf weights to go into the western feedlots?

I think that would be pretty costly. 

Are there any cattle boats anymore even since refridgeration came on teh scene

Like @Absent Minded Farmer said, much easier to feed in place and ship the frozen beef

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15 minutes ago, sandhiller said:

So youre thinking calf weights to go into the western feedlots?

I think that would be pretty costly. 

Are there any cattle boats anymore even since refridgeration came on teh scene

Like @Absent Minded Farmer said, much easier to feed in place and ship the frozen beef

I know there are for dairy cattle. I sold quite a few to overseas markets. 

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I've never heard of Oz live export beef cattle going to US and I'm pretty sure various "publicities" would have brought it to attention if any did. 

Most go to the south east Asia area AFIK out of northern Oz where cattle have a fair bit of Brahmin content.  

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46 minutes ago, sandhiller said:

So youre thinking calf weights to go into the western feedlots?

I think that would be pretty costly. 

Are there any cattle boats anymore even since refridgeration came on teh scene

Like @Absent Minded Farmer said, much easier to feed in place and ship the frozen beef

Apparently, they move a shipload more than I thought.

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And the sale & shipping of, has grown a dark cloud over it. All sorts of buggery afoot in that industry (Sur-prise, Sur-prise, Sur-prise!!). That's just after a general search on the matter.

Mike

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.......a lot of New Zealand   cattle 'were' exported to Asian countries  only...but ..inevitably  there were  protests  from the great unwashed...mainly the goofballs that purport to dining exclusively on food ''that does not have eyes''      (potatoes...anyone ?? )....thus the Socialists   bowed to pressure and have banned live exports....

,,,and on one of the last trips , the boat carrying the cattle was lost....along with some of the crew, including NZ Vets ..or suitably qualified personnel to care for the animals ....thus giving the ''anti's ''   more grist for their mill.......

Mike

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1 hour ago, Jacka said:

I know there are for dairy cattle. I sold quite a few to overseas markets. 

A dairy cow has a longer lifespan so that's more economical 

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They shipped a number of beef cows to Russia and the region back in mid 2000’s. They were loaded into an aircraft. A number of Nebraska ranchers or their subordinates went over to teach them how to take care of them. 
I haven’t heard anything about that in 9 or more years. Got away from the ranch world and lost track of them. Guys I talked to said it was a totally different experience. 
 

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During my last trip to Australia i saw what looked like an old cruse ship. We were leaving Townsville off the East coast headed to the Yongalla. 
My boat captain said it was hauling live cattle to Indonesia mostly for Muslim costumers in that region. Of course you already know they have to butcher it themselves,  It was quite a distance from us but close enough that we could smell it. 
He said at that time that Australia was one of the few remaining country’s that still do it.

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