Cattle Statistics

In 2014 Australia’s export of live beef cattle for feeder, slaughter and breeding purposes totalled 1,294,036 head and were valued at A$1.294 billion FOB.

Indonesia was the largest market taking 730,257 head which accounted for 56% of the total of Australia’s cattle exports (including dairy cattle). The second largest market was Vietnam, taking 181,542 head, followed by China, taking 117,906 head.

Darwin was the largest live export port, shipping 541,077 head. Townsville was the second largest port and shipped 247,047 and Fremantle was the third largest port and shipped 136,909 head.

The latest monthly cattle export statistics (including dairy cattle) by country of destination and by port of loading are available in the publication LiveLink that can be accessed here.

The year to date monthly cattle export statistics (including dairy cattle) by destination can be downloaded here.

Statistics for previous years (2015-2010) by destination can be downloaded here.

The Australian Livestock Export Industry

LiveCorp works closely with industry stakeholders to continuously improve performance in animal health and welfare, supply chain efficiency and market access through the provision of technical services and research, development and extension (RD&E).
Australian livestock can only be exported by a licensed Australian exporter and cannot be exported to all countries. If you would like to export livestock from Australia you can contact an exporter by submitting a trade enquiry below.

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