First shipment of Australian cattle arrives in Sihanoukville

A ship carrying 2,766 head of Australian cattle dropped anchor off the coast of Sihanoukville on Thursday night and will this morning offload the first delivery of beef cows from the Pacific nation since Phnom Penh and Canberra finalized health protocols two years ago, the importer said on 16 June. The cows, each weighing between 370 and 600 kg and costing up to $1,900, are expected to fetch between $10 to $20 per kg once slaughtered, Mr. Sim Leang said. While more expensive than locally reared cattle the meat will be up to 40 percent cheaper than imported frozen beef, he said.

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