Increase in Frozen Rabbit Exports

14 November 1949 Cootamundra Herald

The   number of frozen, rabbits exported, from New South-Wales for the year ended June 30, 1949 was almost six times, greater than the number exported for the year ended, June 30, 1948 the Minister for Secondary Industries Development (Mr.Dickson), said.

Mr. Dickson said 6,192,702 pairs of frozen rabbits were exported   from New South Wales in 1948-49, compared with 1,069,365 pairs in 1947-48. 

Mr. Dickson said there had also been a substantial increase in exports of frozen poultry.   

He said 726,157 pairs of fowls, turkeys, and ducks were exported in 1948-49, compared; with  360,053 pairs in the previous 12 months.

Tamworth, Grafton, Casino, Lismore, Dubbo, Liverpool, and Temora had become leading centres for poultry killing and freezing, said Mr. Dickson. 

Rabbits freezing works had been set up at Temora, Wagga, Tenterfield, Bourke, Young, Newcastle, Tumut, and Blacktown.