Wellard loading record live cattle shipment

29 Nov, 2011 12:58 PM
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Source: Google images.
Source: Google images.

AUSTRALIAN livestock exporter, Wellard Trading is loading the first part of a record live cattle shipment – a $19 million cargo of 26,000 cattle, bound for Indonesia.

The record shipment, aboard MV Ocean Shearer, is loading at Broome today. The vessel will take on 9,000 head before sailing to Darwin where loading will be completed.

Company chief executive, Fred Troncone, said the shipment will help Australian beef producers still suffering the financial impact of the two-month live cattle ban which halted trade between the two countries earlier this year.

Exporters are racing to fill orders from Indonesian feedlots and abattoir supply chains before Australia’s Top End wet season halts the flow of cattle. The demand has generated high prices of up to $2.10/kg.

Australia’s previous record live cattle shipment sailed in September – a total of 24,683 head.

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Haze Qld
30/11/2011 8:30:55 AM, on Farm Weekly

Back in September we heard Stellards bragging about a 'record number of cattle' being shipped overseas, as though, rubbing salt into the wounds of those who oppose this vile and cruel trade. And here they go again, telling us about this excessively gross number of cattle being ship over seas again. What is it Stellards, a competition?? Perhaps you'll be entered into the Guiness Book of Records. In extreme bad taste, considering the proven cruelty and huge numbers who oppose this trade. I hope the ship sinks, as death by drowning would be far kinder, than what awaits these cattle in Indonesia.
Haze Qld
30/11/2011 8:50:03 AM, on Farm Weekly

Re my previous comment. Didn't mean to write $tellards, Wellard$ was what I meant.
Pauli T
30/11/2011 11:59:05 AM, on Farm Weekly

GEE MUST FEEL SO GOOD MAKING SOO MUCH $$$$ OUT OF SO MUCH ANIMAL SUFFERING, HOW PROUD YOU ALL MUST BE OF YOURSELVES... **GROW** SOME MORALS INSTEAD ALL YOU BLOOD $$$ HUNGRY MONSTERS.
Hungry?
30/11/2011 2:22:51 PM, on Farm Weekly

Their was someone called Haze, who thinks cows shouldn't sail the waves. When it comes to shipping they start a tripping, and the ship, she sails awayz. Well done Wellards, keep up the good work.
Sophie
30/11/2011 5:56:09 PM, on Farm Weekly

Don't you mean exporters filling their pockets with blood money . The only ones that are suffering are the cattle.
Val
30/11/2011 6:05:15 PM, on Farm Weekly

I have wrote a letter and posted it to the Prime Minister.I want this dreadfully callous trade to end as the government surely cannot condone all these animals being bred to be cruelly slaughtered overseas.Australia please don't eat meat.Think of the animals please.We have lovely food here without eating all this meat.I do not eat meat.
Pauli T
30/11/2011 6:45:52 PM, on Farm Weekly

Hungry... Just goes to show what kind of person you are, not very nice obviously, you think animal cruelty is a joke. Why don't you get a job on 1 of these ocean coffins & see for yourself just how cruel it is, while your @ it, do the cattle transport part in Indonesia & go to the abattoirs too. I don't think you will see any funny side of Live Export then. I can only hope this for you. No amount of $$$ can justify this very cruel treatment of animals, other countries should start accepting chilled meat from here. End of storey..
karenc
30/11/2011 7:03:56 PM, on Farm Weekly

Absolutely shameful!!
C & S
30/11/2011 8:39:30 PM, on Farm Weekly

By the end of the year,only 90% of the cattle will be stunned and 10% will die a brutal death in Indonesia, so I think they are suffering a lot more than the beef producers.
Kanzi
1/12/2011 5:57:28 PM, on Farm Weekly

Oops, our vegan city housewives are at it again, complaining about meat. Congratulations Wellard! Meantime abattoir after abattoir in Indonesia is installing stun guns, for the benefit of Indonesian cattle too. Given that right here in Australia an abattoir was shut down this week over cruelty, clearly we need to clean up our own backyard before preaching too loudly. Animal cruelty happens all through our Australian cities. Perhaps you girls should start there before preaching to farmers.
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