WA cattle boom: Kimberley live exports attract record prices on soaring Asian demand

Written on the 4 April 2016

WA cattle boom: Kimberley live exports attract record prices on soaring Asian demand The mood is buoyant in the cattle industry in Western Australia's Kimberley region, as producers rake in the highest live-export prices ever seen.

Roebuck Plains station is among those capitalising on a spike in demand, with 7,000 head of cattle rounded up and trucked to export yards near Broome.

"For us it's looking pretty good," station manager John Geddes said.

"The money's very good, the best it's ever been. The prices are around $3.50-plus per kilo for cattle, depending on the quality of the cattle obviously, so you could nearly say the prices have doubled what they were a few years ago.

"Everyone seems to be optimistic and excited about the future,


Source: ABC Kimberley, Erin Parke

Image: Matt Brann ABC Rural abc.net.au


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