Got Beef lays down the truth in regard to Australia’s live cattle export trade.
|Medium||Acrylic screenprint on 90gsm litho|
|Size||76 x 102cm|
|Edition||100 (each Beef/Lamb)|
Got Beef featured in Mini Graffs’ Privacy exhibition 7th-23rd July, 2011
GOT BEEF (LAMB)
1, 6, 2. Baking; in 2010, Australia exported 2.978 million live sheep.
1, 5b. Boiling; voyages can take as long as 35 days.
2, 3. Grilling (Chops); The average sheep price has increased substantially from $20 per head in 1990 to $96 per head in 2010.
4. Grilling (Cutlets); live sheep exports from Australia were worth $323 million in 2010.
10, 8. Mincing; the first reported Australian live sheep export was in 1845. By 1895 about 1,000 live sheep were exported annually.
9. Braise; in 2007-08, Australia exported 119,496 tonnes of mutton (bone-in) and 43,827 tonnes of mutton (bone-out), in addition to 134,101 tonnes of lamb (bone-in) and 32,499 (bone-out).
5b. Marinate; in 2009 the top 10 live sheep export destinations were Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Malaysia and Singapore.
7, 5b. Stewing; the MV Ocean Drover (formerly the MV Becrux), is a purpose-built livestock carrier capable of carrying 75,000 sheep.
9, 5a. Soups; 32,000 sheep died on live export ships in 2009.