A Strong Year for Angus Live Export

March 1, 2017 12:31 pm

2016 proved another strong year for the demand for Angus breeding animals for live export with 38,700 head exported for the China market.

Additionally for 2016:

  • All breeding animals were exported to the China market.
  • Angus heifers accounted for 99.9% of the exports with the balance being Angus bulls.
  • Approximately 15% of the heifers exported were classed Category 1 (i.e. 3 generations of pedigree on the sire and dam side) and 85% category 2 (by known registered Angus sires with 3 generations of pedigree).
  • 5 Australian licenced Export organisations facilitated the sourcing and export of the Angus breeding animals.

The export numbers are based on the Angus cattle pedigree certified via the internationally recognised Angus Society of Australia pedigree database.  For further information on Angus Export, please refer to the Export section of the Angus Australia website (www.angusaustralia.com.au)


Graph: 2016 proved another strong year for Angus Heifer Export to China