Journal article

The Impact of ESCAS on Generating Surplus in the Australian Livestock Export Chain

Garry Griffith, B Thomas

Australasian Agribusiness Perspectives | University of New England | Published : 2019


Partially due to public perception pressures, and partially due to international standards to export live animals, the Australian livestock export industry has many government-enforced and self-imposed regulations. These were heightened in 2011 after the temporary suspension of the cattle trade to Indonesia in the wake of footage aired by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) uncovering inhumane treatment of Australian cattle in that market. As a consequence, the Exporter Supply Chain Assurance Program (ESCAS) was developed. This study aims both to assess various value chain models to measure the effectiveness of ESCAS in generating supply chain surplus for the Australian livestock e..

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