Net $620m from live trade
AUSTRALIA’S live cattle export trade is worth an average $620 million to cattle producers. And it delivers 2029 direct jobs in an average year.
That’s according to a report released by Mecardo that shows from 2012 to 2017, an average of 1.09 million cattle were exported from Australia annually, representing $1.2 billion in export value and $620 million in the pockets of farmers per year.
“Direct employment on farm as a result of the live cattle export sector is calculated to have averaged 2029 for the 2012-2017 period,” the report states.
“However, a multiple of 4.83 for every on-farm position extrapolates to a total employment relevant to the sector (which encompasses farms, transport operators, fodder suppliers, livestock agencies, export companies, shipping contractors, port operators, veterinarians and financial service industries) to an average of 9799 full-time equivalent positions for the 2012-2017 period.”