Argentine beef exports to China report record growth


Source: Xinhua (China) |Editor: Li Xia



BUENOS AIRES, June 10 (Xinhua) -- The Argentine export of frozen beef to China reported a record growth of 90.7 percent year on year in the first four months of this year, the Argentine business chamber for meat and meat products CICCRA said Monday.


"Of every four kilograms of beef exported, three kilograms were sent to China," said a CICCRA report.


During the period, there were 92,727 tons of Argentine frozen beef exported to China, representing an annual revenue increase of 84.6 percent despite a 3.2 percent fall in price, according to the report.


The volume of exports from January to April 2019 was the second highest for this period in 24 years, it added.


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Brazil halts beef exports to China after 'atypical' case of mad cow disease



via The Japan Times - Jun 4, 2019


SAO PAULO - Brazil suspended beef exports to China after a case of mad cow disease was reported in Mato Grosso state, according to a government document seen by Bloomberg, dealing another blow to the nationís meat exporters.


Shipments have been temporarily suspended in compliance with quarantine and sanitary protocols between Brazil and China, the South American nationís Department of Inspection of Animal Products said in an internal memo that was also sent to beef exporters. Meat cargoes shipped after May 30 must be returned to producers or redirected to other destinations, it said.


Meat producer Minerva SA fell as much as 6.2 percent in Sao Paulo while larger rival JBS SA lost 5.4 percent. Brazilís agriculture ministry declined to comment on the halt in exports to China. The export suspension was first reported by local newspaper Valor Economico.


The ministry said late Friday a 17-year-old cow with bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, was found in Mato Grosso. The case was considered ďatypicalĒ as the animal contracted the neurological disease spontaneously instead of through contaminated meat-and-bone meal...