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Argentine government to allow beef imports

Buenos Aires | Reuters –– Argentina will allow beef imports if the recent opening of the export market results in a domestic shortage of steaks and burgers, farm minister Ricardo Buryaile told local radio Thursday. The country lifted restrictions on beef exports after President Mauricio Macri, elected in November on an open-markets platform, was inaugurated […] Read more

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Korea’s temporary ban on Canadian beef lifted

South Korea’s temporary ban on imports of Canadian beef and veal, imposed after Canada’s discovery of a 19th case of BSE in February, has been lifted as of Wednesday. Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland announced the Korean government’s decision Thursday. South Korea had re-imposed its ban on Canadian beef after the […] Read more

TPP ratification is crucial for Canada’s beef industry

TPP ratification is crucial for Canada’s beef industry

Prime Cuts with Steve Kay, from the November 2015 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Beef exports are the lifeblood of the North American beef industry, especially for Canada. The majority of its exports goes south to U.S. customers but it also depends on key Asian markets. So too does the U.S. It exports only 10 per cent of its annual production of muscle cuts but this is vital in […] Read more

Beef producers applaud TPP Agreement

News Roundup from the October 26, 2015 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

No one was happier about the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement than the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA). The improved access alone promised in the agreement could double or even triple exports of Canadian beef to Japan, which amounted to $103 million in 2014. “This is really fantastic news for Canada’s beef producers,” says CCA […] Read more

Minister Richard Lochhead (l) and Jim McLaren of Quality Meat Scotland at the launch of the Beef 2020 report.

Scotland’s Beef 2020 program is geared to boost output and exports

Twenty-three point plan aims to improve the efficiency, sustainability and quality of producer's beef herds

Beef output in Scotland stands on the threshold of a major advance with the industry being driven forward by a newly devised production efficiency scheme called Beef 2020, backed by £45 million of Scottish government money and designed to secure a membership base involving 70 per cent of the country’s beef herds. An ambitious project, […] Read more

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Gerry Ritz.

CCA Report: A COOL victory for Canadian beef producers

From the June 2015 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

On May 18, in a historic and decisive victory for Canada’s cattle industry, the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a fourth and final ruling confirming that U.S. mandatory country-of-origin labelling (COOL) discriminates against U.S. imports of Canadian cattle and hogs. The ruling effectively ends the eight-year legal battle initiated by the […] Read more