A King Island beef producer has welcomed more than $1 million in State Government funding for transport despite the original submission from farmers requesting more.
Growers now pay about $120 per head to ship their cattle to mainland Tasmania for processing after JBS closed its abattoir last year.
Primary Industries Minister Bryan Green will today detail plans for a $30 a head subsidy.
Producer James Hill says the 12-month plan is a short-term boost for farmers trying to develop a solution to freight problems.
"We came to a figure of $60 a head in the submission over a three year period," he said.
"A lot of work goes into these submissions and normally you quite often get a no answer, but this time it is nice that the hard work and the effort that's gone in by the King Island Beef Producers Group and other groups has been recognised."
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