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Page 8 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • AUG-SEPT 2016 ASIA-PACIFIC Print Post APProvAl PP665002/00123 AirCargo Asia-Pacific is published by imPAct PublicAtions Abn no 70 257 512 639 54 Harborne Street, Wembley WA 6014 Australia. PO Box 1035, West Perth WA 6872. Tel: (08) 9382 8388 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.aircargo-ap.com.au or www.impactpub.com.au/aircargo Proprietors: Chris Hurd, Sofia Hurd. Managing Editor: Chris Hurd. Email: email@example.com Editor: Jack Handley Editorial Contributors: Kelvin King, Advertising Director: Sofia Hurd Business Development: Sandra Lewington. Contributors in: ■ NEW ZEALAND & SOUTH PACIFIC ■ sinGAPorE ■ us/CANADA ■ HONG KONG ■ UK/EUROPE ■ INDONESIA All Advertising enquiries to Australia Tel: +61 8 9382 8388 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org AirCargo magazine is published as a digital magazine six times a year and is emailed in pdf to subscribers as well as available to be read in flipbook format at the AirCargo web site. It is supported by a daily website and weekly e-news. People wishing to subscribe should go to the website at www.impactpub.com.au/air- cargo and click on the blue box. © Impact Publications Western Australia 2016. All rights reserved in all countries. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means whatsoever without the written permis- sion of the publishers. Views and opinions expressed in AirCargo Asia-Pacific do not necessarily reflect those of the management. All rates and schedules in editorial or advertisements are correct at time of going to press but are subject to change without notice. DISCLAIMER The information contained in this magazine has been compiled by AirCargo Asia-Pacific. Any commentary, opinion, projection, prediction or conclusion made by AirCargo Asia-Pacific or quoted by it from any of the sources is published in good faith to stimulate independent investigation by the reader of the matters canvassed. The reader should not rely (or invite others to rely) upon the contents of this publication as a basis for taking or refraining from any action, or rearrangement of their affairs (financial or otherwise). And AirCargo Asia-Pacific and its contributors, shall not be liable for any economic or other loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of such reliance. Equine FIFO: ‘Shuttle’ stallions aid economy SPRING means headlines for horse racing in Australasia: The Melbourne Cup and many other major events that showcase the local thorough- bred industry while also drawing contenders from around the world. Some of those were born in Australia thanks to what has become referred to in recent years as shuttle stal- lions, a sort of equine FIFO contingent. They are contributing solidly to air cargo tonnage, just as their racing coun- terparts do throughout the year. This year’s shuttle stallions have been in quarantine awaiting the September 1 season start when they can get into productive action with receptive mares. For the first time they have been using the inte- grated quarantine facility at Mickleham near Melbourne. As we reported earlier, this complex delivers a degree of luxury as well as professional biosecurity measures. The elite shuttle stallions probably expect no less, even if they can’t readily comment. Among the initial Mickleham quar- antine graduates is Americain, the 2010 Melbourne Cup winner who was freighted in from his US base. With him was Fastnet Rock, Australi- an-born and now Ireland-based who has sired 23 group 1 winners to date. Another Aussie, Exceed and Excel who nowadays calls UK home, has lived up to his name with 10 group 1 winners so far. If all goes well they and their FIFO colleagues will be adding more triumphs in years to come. “Fly-in fly-out stallions are vitally important to our horse breeding industry and breeders pay handsome- ly for the genes of their preferred stallions,” said Barnaby Joyce, minister for Agriculture and deputy pm. Americain, shuttle stallion Horse quarantine area, Mickleham PEQ “Strict quarantine measures also enable Australian stallions to shuttle to Europe and North America to cover mares in the northern hemisphere breeding season from February to May, then return home.” Joyce noted that “thoroughbred racing is one of Australia’s most-at- tended spectator sports, employing thousands of people and making a significant contribution to the econ- omy. It is important that breeders can safely bring in new genetics to improve bloodlines in Australia. “Without our strong biosecurity system, these horses would never be able to offer their breeding services here in Australia.” The air cargo industry contributes heavily to this success story, too.