Strong Desire for Canadian Beef in Asian Countries

CANADA - The first market intelligence missions undertaken by the Canadian Cattlemen Development Council recently made stops in Japan, Taiwan, Korea and Hong Kong.
calendar icon 28 March 2007
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There appears to be no concern about the safety of Canadian beef, in fact there seems to be a strong desire for Canadian beef in Asian countries.

What can Canada do to increase beef sales to Japan? Hugh Lynch-Staunton is the President of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association and he says it's up to producers.

"We've been trying to get more of our producers to age-verify their cattle and for various reasons we haven't had enough age-verification cattle to fill the demand there and that's a very simple thing that we can do to increase the value out of our cattle".

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