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    Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries
    The Honourable Mark Furner

    Goondiwindi pork crackling on in Singapore

    Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries
    The Honourable Mark Furner

    Thursday, November 07, 2019

    Goondiwindi pork crackling on in Singapore

    Clean, green and great-tasting Queensland pork has been served to some of Singapore’s leading business leaders at a dinner tonight.

    Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said Borrowdale Free Range Pork is a premium product raised at Goondiwindi in southern Queensland.

    “In 2018 Borrowdale was recognised as having Australia’s best pork steak,” Mr Furner said,

    “This family-owned farm uses the highest ethical standards to raise pigs, there is no moisture infusion in their meat, no added hormones and is certified free range.

    “Borrowdale pork is also carbon neutral, with the company offsetting all of its emissions and also supporting the Mytrah Wind project in India.

    “The innovation this family-owned business has shown is exactly what makes Queensland farmers the best in the world.”

    Mr Furner said the dinner was a great way to showcase the ingenuity and innovation of Queensland agribusinesses.

    “In 2017-18, Queensland exports of agriculture and food products to Singapore were valued at $326 million,” he said.

    “We have some of the best premium food products in Australia and consumers in Singapore are demanding more of what we produce.

    “Tonight’s dinner is a way of showcasing the valuable trading relationship between Singapore and Queensland and Singapore’s position as one of Queensland’s most important trading partners in South-east Asia.

    “The Queensland Government is committed to supporting increased exports to Singapore and surrounding regions, including premium-quality, sustainably produced food like Borrowdale Free Range pork.”

     ENDS

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