Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

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Beefing up our prospects


Beef cattle, Beef production, Beef industry, Markets, Marketing, Exports, Sea transport, Trade, Live cattle exports, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Western Australia

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In the global fish pond the Western Australian beef industry is a minnow. Production is only 5.5 per cent of Australia's total and around 2 per cent that of the United States. Our output has remained static for the last decade while competition throughout the world has expanded. Moving forward to share the benefits of growing world markets or being left behind is the long-term choice facing the industry, according to TREVOR BOUGHTON and BRAD McCORMICK.