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THE largest shipment of cattle bound for Vietnam has left the Port of Townsville this month, with demand from the south-east Asian country contributing to a live export boom.
The world's biggest purpose-built livestock carrier Ocean Shearer departed Townsville with 13,116 head of cattle on January 9 and will reach its destinations in southern and central Vietnam this week after an eight day voyage.
North Australian Cattle Company managing director Ashley James said demand for live Australian beef had increased in Vietnam in readiness for Tet, the Vietnamese new year festival which will be observed later this month.
Mr James said cattle was drawn from an area spanning from central Queensland, the Atherton Tablelands and west to Cloncurry to make up the large order.
It took 50 hours to load 13,116 head of cattle on to the Ocean Shearer at the Port of Townsville, with the shipment bound for Vietnam.
"It was a big shipment to find all the cattle, from across central and North Queensland but we filled it and the money was right, averaging about $3.15/kg for steers.
"The demand in Vietnam has been a strong market for us in the last 12 months."
It is the largest shipment of live cattle to Vietnam from the Port of Townsville since 2014 ,when 12,917 head were exported on the vessel Ghena.
This article first appeared on www.northqueenslandregister.com.au
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