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Australia should ban Indonesia tourism during FMD outbreak, analyst suggests

THE Australian beef industry has been urged to “get its house in order” around timely decisions to sell livestock as Foot & Mouth Disease sweeps through the Indonesian archipelago.

It is a month since FMD was discovered in Indonesia, following illegal trade in affected livestock with some local farmers and processors pointing the finger at imported buffalo meat as the infection source.

Simon Quilty

Meat and livestock market analyst Simon Quilty from Global AgriTrends has called for a ban on Australian tourism travel into the region for at least six months due to the “Indonesian…

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