Mo­lasses ar­rives from over­seas

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - PAID CONTENT -

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 at­force­

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