Australian Dairy Cattle
Live exports of Australian Dairy Cattle are conducted by Australian livestock exporters licensed by the Australian Government and the industry is highly regulated and has high levels of compliance. Animal Welfare is a primary component of the compliance and a primary focus of the way in which we conduct our business.
Australian Livestock Exporters export breeds include pure bred Holstein Friesians (60% 0f total population), Jersey, Jersey x Holstein Crossbreds (perform well in the tropics- see White Papers on Home Page) , Brown Swiss, Australian Reds, Illawarra, Ayreshire and other breeds on request.
Jersey x Holstien crossbreds have become popular as they prove to be more profitable than the much larger Holsteins (technical paper see Home Page White Papers).
The use of cull dairy cows as dairy-beef dams is well suited to vealer production. The dam’s milk supply is usually greater than that of pure bred beef breeds and allows the young calf to express its potential for pre-weaning growth rate. More suited to favourable feed conditions. The biggest export market for Australian Dairy Cattle is China, followed by Russia, Turkey, Indonesia and the Middle East primarily for the Holsteins. Malaysia, the Philippines and other South East Asian countries have focused on Jersey x Holstein Freisians with their proven performance in tropical climates. The Jersey x Holstein crossbreds are proving superior in the tropics to the Australian Friesian Sahiwal and New Zealand Friesian Sahiwal according to Thai and Sabah research papers (See White Paper).