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Indonesian Live Cattle Import Restritions May Change

11 November 2010

AUSTRALIA - Live cattle exporters are hoping they'll be granted more import permits to Indonesia following the news the country's livestock management structure has changed.

A new director general of livestock services has been appointed in Indonesia, and while the man known as Prabowo can't change the 350-kilo weight restriction, he does make decisions about the number of import permits for live cattle, reports ABC Rural.

Chief executive of the Australian Livestock Exporters Council, Lach MacKinnon, says he's keen to meet with the new director general as soon as possible.

"This person has some power over what numbers of cattle go in there and what weights they go in at. So we'll be trying to work with them as best we can to get the outcome we're looking for."

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