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US Embryo Agreement to Benefit Canada’s Herd

31 October 2014

CANADA - Canada’s cattle industry is set for a competitive boost following a new agreement allowing US bovine genetics to pass into the country.

New herd development opportunities will be opened up by the in-vitro fertilized embryos from the US.

The announcement will strengthen trade links to what is already the top destination for US bovine genetics, according to the Government of Canada.

Bovine genetics trading between the two nations earned the US and Canada $14.7 million and $37.5 in 2013 respectively.

"We all agree that Canadian producers raise the highest quality cattle and are always striving to produce the best genetics in the world," said Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz.

"This agreement with the U.S. demonstrates our Government's continued commitment to supporting initiatives that strengthen the integration of the North American cattle industry."

TheCattleSite News Desk


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