National Farmers' Federation

Statement on resumption of Indonesian live cattle trade

Comments attributable to NFF Chief Executive, Tony Mahar

The National Farmers’ Federation welcomes the agreement to resume the trade of Australian buffalo and cattle following restrictions imposed by Indonesia.

We appreciate this has been a challenging time for the Australian and Indonesian industries as these issues were worked through. We look forward to continuing our long-standing partnership with Indonesia.

We thank the officials involved, as well as ministers Watt and Wong and the Prime Minister for all playing an important role in resolving this technical market access issue.

Australia remains LSD-free. The Australian Government continues to undertake surveillance and prevention activities, particularly in Northern Australia, to ensure Australia remains free of LSD and other exotic animal diseases.