Wake Up Call: Live cattle exports: has its ship sailed?

Staff reporters
Wed, 14 Apr 2021

Staff reporters
Wed, 14 Apr 2021

New Zealand temporarily halted the export of live animals last year.

Summary The government is expected to announce a ban on exporting live animals for farming overseas, but it will be phased in over two years. Meanwhile, the Reserve Bank is unlikely to change its official cash rate today, having signalled in February that patience is needed.Live export ban The government is expected to ban exports of live animals this week. TVNZ reported last night that a letter to the Chinese Embassy at the end of March signalled the move, which would take two years to wind down. New Zealand temporarily halted the export...

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