Molasses arrives from overseas
THE first container shipment of molasses from Vietnam arrives at Brisbane Port this week, with the cattle feed supplement to be distributed throughout Queensland amid concerns local supplies are running out due to drought.
AgForce chief executive Michael Guerin said AgForce had worked with importers to organise the molasses shipments after Queensland cattle producers expressed fears the supply shortage would hamper their ability to feed their livestock.
“Molasses is an important energy feed supplement for cattle and the ongoing drought has all but exhausted local supplies as it has been in such high demand,” he said.
“AgForce sought feedback from members in recent months about what molasses they required going forward and have been working with importers on both short and long-term solutions.
“These first shipments will deliver 750 tonnes in containers, while the indicative volume sought at this stage is more than 2500 tonnes, with some producers seeking regular parcels.”
Cattle producers who need molasses can register at www.agforceqld.org.au.