The head of a livestock export company says they've had a tip-off from China that the Government is poised to ban live cattle exports.
The government launched a review of the trade nearly two years ago and said recently it was close to a decision.
That's expected to be announced this morning, but David Hayman, head of Genetic Development New Zealand Limited, says there is no welfare justification for such a move.
He says it's a beat up by activists that will hit farmers in the pocket.
Hayman spoke to Corin Dann.