Vietnam Investment Review (20-26 July 2015 in an article titled, “Livestock market proves to be cash cow”) reported that “Australia’s world famous Austrex is preparing to deploy a $200 million project to raise dairy cows in Quang Ninh province this year. This project which will employ 200-300 local workers, covers 200-250 hectares and will rear 15-20,000 head of cattle”.

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Meanwhile, the Phnom Penh Post is reporting that, in an article titled Kingdom is prime for first slaughterhouse (by Xueying Chen and dated 25 July 2015) a new slaughterhouse in Cambodia will process 1,000 Australian cattle each day for the Vietnamese market.

See below for an edited extract of the original article.

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Riding the wave of rising demand for beef in Asia, Cambodia’s long-awaited slaughterhouse could not come soon enough, with an emerging middle class in Cambodia also hungry for more premium meat from Down Under.

Since 2013, Cambodian company SLN Meat Supply has been building Cambodia’s first industrial slaughterhouse in Preah Sihanouk province, and the company expects it to be fully operational by the end of the year.

Initially, SLN is aiming to process about 1,700 head of Australian cattle per day, with 1,000 destined for Vietnam and the remainder for local consumption…

But it is Vietnam’s demand for Australian beef that will give SLN the kick-start it needs.

The neighbouring country imported more than 181,500 head of live cattle from Australia last year, a huge jump from just 1,427 cattle in 2010…

Photo credit: Australian cattle being unloaded in Indonesia, Phnom Penh Post.

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