AUSTRALIAN cattle shipments fell to 43,474 head in June, a 53 percent decline on the five-year-average for the month, according to shipping data released earlier today.
Exports to Indonesia, which is experiencing a fast spreading outbreak of foot and mouth disease, totalled 25,730 head for the month, 48 percent below the five year average.
Shipments to Vietnam remained subdued at just 7828 head for the month, 64 percent below the five year average, while monthly trade of breeding and dairy cattle to China also slowed to 8662 head, 31pc down on the June five year average.
A total of 19,986 cattle were exported from Darwin, 9668 from Portland, 5746 from Broome and 3224 from Townsville for the month.
Australia exported 603,586 cattle for the 2021-2022 financial year, well below the five year average of 997,667 head.
Shipments to Indonesia totalled 339,264 head for 2021-22, which compared to a five year average of 518,400, and Vietnam shipments slumped to 88,103, down from a five year average of 205,100.
Exports to China total 102,603 in 2021-22, down on a five year average of 125,803.
Darwin shipped 231,552 cattle for the financial year, followed by Portland (100,019), Broome (91,400), Townsville (60,664) and Fremantle (55,516).