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Indonesia seeks to import cattle from Brazil

Indonesia could open its market to cattle shipments from Brazil now that foot-and-mouth disease is endemic in Indonesia following last year's outbreak.

The Asian country would replace Australia, which is its only source of feedlot cattle and from which it has imported between 500,000 to 1 million head annually in the last decade.

As the Beef Central portal explained, Indonesian government representatives have never tried to hide their desire to reduce Australia's dependence on beef and live cattle.

In 2011, the Australian government suspended cattle exports to Indonesia before Ramadan after images emerged of some . . .

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