Beef takes centre stage on Asian trade mission

Beef takes centre stage on Asian trade mission

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Mark Furner will promote Queensland produce in Indonesia and Singapore this week.

Mark Furner will promote Queensland produce in Indonesia and Singapore this week.

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Beef is in the spotlight as part of a trade mission to Indonesia and Singapore this week as agriculture minister Mark Furner spends a week visiting the two countries.

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Beef is in the spotlight as part of a trade mission to Indonesia and Singapore this week as agriculture minister Mark Furner spends the week visiting the two countries.

Queensland beef and horticulture products will be spruiked during the trip, which will also see Mr Furner officially open Trade and Investment Queensland's new Jakarta office.

Mr Furner said the aim of this trip was to strengthen the trading ties and seek further investment with two of Queensland's biggest trading partners.

"Indonesia is on track to become the world's fifth biggest economy by 2050 and more of their citizens are demanding high-end premium beef products," he said.

"Last financial year we exported $380.5 million of agricultural products, including $110 million worth of boxed beef.

"The Queensland Government is keen to support our producers, processors, lot feeders and their partners in the supply chain to boost our exports to Indonesia and attract more investment in the industry."

In Singapore Mr Furner will showcase high-end Queensland products to potential investors and will also promote further investment in the Queensland sugar industry.

"Some of the products we're bringing over are made using sustainable farming practices," he said.

"I want to show investors that our farmers are constantly innovating to produce the cleanest, greenest and tastiest products in the world.

"I look forward to reporting back on the progress we have made and the opportunities for Queensland producers wanting to take their products to the world."

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