Russians Have A Taste For Aussie Angus

AUSTRALIA - A high level Russian ministerial delegation inspected Angus cattle in New South Wales' New England region last week seeking cattle to rebuild the Russian beef cattle industry. This comes follows initial shipments of 1,000 Angus heifers from Victoria last year and the 1,000 head shipment currently being put together in West Australia.
calendar icon 24 April 2007
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The WA price is 190c/kg live, a 20 percent premium on the going rate for similarly described heifers on the local market.

Spokesman for the Russian delegation Amerkhanov Kharon, deputy director of the Russian Agriculture Ministry’s Veterinary and Livestock department, says in the days of the Soviet Union there were 15 pedigree farms producing herd improving seedstock, but unfortunately in modern Russia there are very few pedigree herds with only three being Angus.

Speaking at Bald Blair Angus near Guyra, NSW, Kharon said the aim of the visit was to observe the systems and structure of the Australian beef cattle industry and to select cattle to improve the quality of Russia’s national herd as there are too few pedigree cattle left there.

Source: Blues Country Magazine
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