In 2020, Stockair was involved with 77% of the total cattle exported by air from Australia. We can assist you to transport small and large numbers of cattle including pregnant livestock* safely to your preferred global destination pending your market requirements. *Pregnancy restrictions do apply and Stockair can assist you to transport in a compliant manner.
What are the major export destinations for Australian cattle?
Australia is a major exporter of cattle to many countries. Importers value’s Australia’s clean, quality livestock suitable for their countries environmental conditions.
Australia exports feeder cattle to:
Qatar, Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, territories administered by Palestine, Mauritius, Kuwait, Mexico, China, India, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, and the USA.
Australia exports breeding cattle to:
Israel, Kuwait, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, India, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Brunei, New Caledonia, USA, and Mexico.
Is Australia the biggest exporter of beef?
In 2019, Australia was the world’s most valuable beef exporter, where our total exports generated $10.8 billion Australia dollars. A valuable income to Rural and Regional communities across Australia.
Why does Australia export cattle?
The Australian beef cattle export industry is worth $1.35 billion annually. The industry provides employment opportunities in the red meat industry, the country’s largest value added manufacturing industry. Additionally, Australian cattle have a lot of advantages compared to other exporting countries.
The international cattle markets are competitive, where overseas producers are heavily subsidised. Therefore, Australian producers have invested heavily into improving productivity, including the optimisations of genetics, pastures and marketing. The hard work pays off and the Australian cattle industry is able to not just maintain its profitability, but allow the industry to thrive and capitalise future opportunities.
Disease Free cattle
Australian cattle maintain a clean and green image, which is a major strength. Australian beef is disease free, because of the adoption of the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS). The NLIS requires cattle to be given an electronic identification ear tag at an early age. As the animal progresses through the supply chain, it can be tracked via the NLIS. If a disease were to break out in Australia, the NLIS could isolate the disease in a very short space of time. Australia was the first country to develop such a system and it has given Australia improved access to many markets.
Why is transporting livestock by air beneficial?
Stockair has been in the industry for 50 years. Stockair has the capability, know-how, experience and is well-equipped to safely deliver any live animal globally, from a single animal to large herds, we can assist you to move your animals. Our clients continue to return to Stockair and as such we have grown to become one of the largest global livestock logistic companies. In 2018 alone, Stockair delivered over 34,000 head of livestock globally. This included over 85% of Australia's cattle and alpaca exports by air and over 13,000 goats.