Australian Red Meat industry Supply Chain Information Standards


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Australia is one of the largest livestock exporters in the world, functioning under a high standard of quality, making Australian beef a valued product around the world. The Australian meat export can include Non-Packer exports (NPE) which is when an exporter can export meat but does not operate a premise registered by the Australian government for meat packing for export purposes. Australia exports meat to North America, the Middle East, Russia, Cinea, South East Asia, Korea and Japan.

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The inputs for the export include both the exportation itself as well as the lead up to export. This means that meat products, having been packaged, must be loaded into refrigerated containers, and transported to the vessel for export. Meat - The meat which is set for export. Vessel- The mode of export. Packaging- The packaging for the meat. Labour- The employees needed. Fuel- The fuel needed for the travel. Refrigerated Shipping Containers- For the safe transport of the meat.

The input measures for the inputs are as follows: Meat- The meat for export. Cartons/Tonnes Fuel- Fuel for the vessel and mode of transport. Litres Workers- The employees needed. Number of employees Packaging - The packaging for the meat. Units of packaging Refrigerated Containers - To keep the meat fresh and safe.

Successful export- The successful export of the meat products to their destination.

The units exported- The amount of meat successfully exported. Cartons/Tonnes

* 2016 total export equalled 89,351 thousand tonnes * The top locations for export were: i. United States of America - 23,202 (26%) ii. Japan - 23,254 (26%) iii. China - 8,048 (9%) iv. Korea - 17,191 (19%) v. Indonesia - 4,611 (5%) vi. Other - 13,044 (15%)

* Australian Livestock Transporters Association * Meat Standards Australia * Department of Agriculture * International Meat Trade Association * Australian Meat Industry Council