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Australian red meat (beef and veal, lamb, mutton and goat) exports to China during August reached new highs, at 24,465 tonnes swt, according to the country’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

Contributing to this new record was an increase in grainfed beef exports, exceeding 2,000 tonnes swt for the first time, at 2,259 tonnes swt. In addition, sheepmeat exports comprised of 3,181 tonnes swt of lamb (the fifth highest monthly volume on record) and 4,460 tonnes swt of mutton (the second highest monthly volume on record).

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