The Real Cattle Class: Cows Fly to China on 747s

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  • Live Australian cattle flown to China's $60 billion market
  • Demand growth equates to 19 billion quarter-pounders

Live cattle in crates are loaded onboard an aircraft.

Source: Elders Ltd.

Next time you’re stuck on a long-haul flight in a packed, economy-class cabin, being ignored by a frazzled flight attendant, spare a thought for the passengers on a recent flight from Melbourne to Chongqing in China. They were cows.

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