A mixed shipment of cattle, buffalo and goats has left Darwin for Brunei overnight and will arrive in time for the religious festival known as Qurban.
The shipment is largely paid for by the Sultan of Brunei, who owns Opium Creek station near Darwin, which is where most of the cattle for this shipment were sourced from.
In total, the livestock vessel, the Finola, was loaded with over 1,300 cattle, 730 goats and 300 buffalo.
The goats were sourced from outback Queensland and are an unusual sight for the Darwin port, which is Australia's busiest port for live cattle exports.
"You got to keep an eye on them (the goats)," says Ian Bradford, the livestock manager for South East Asian Livestock Services.
"Working with the goats is a bit challenging at times because we're so used to working with cattle and goats are a bit different, but we do well.
"The buffalo are the best behaved, they're not at the start, but by the time you get over there, they are the most settled on board."
Mr Bradford says the mixed group of animals is a special once-a-year shipment, which arrives in Brunei to a lot of fanfare.
"I've gone with these ships before and it's a real festival when you get there, there's media all over the wharf and people looking."
The Sultan of Brunei has a long history with the Northern Territory's cattle industry, buying Willeroo Station in 1981.
He also owned Scott Creek, East and West Mathison Stations near Katherine before selling in 2006.
In April this year, the Sultan , which was passed in at auction for $12 million; however, negotiations for that sale continue.