USMEF's Dan Halstrom Expects Little Impact on US Shipments of Beef to China from Brazil's BSE Discovery

 

Oklahoma Farm Report

08 Sep 2021

 

The world’s largest beef exporting country is not selling beef to the largest beef importing country- at least for the time being. With word over this past weekend that Brazil had uncovered two older cows with atypical BSE- that country has halted shipments of beef headed for China. Dan Halstrom, President and CEO of the US Meat Export Federation, weighed in on this temporary stoppage of beef shipments between Brazil and China. Halstrom says that the 2019 case of aytpical BSE in Brazil resulted in a 13 day stoppage of beef flowing from the South American country to China- and he says it would not be surprising to see a similar length of time to allow the two countries to assess the situation. "It's hard to say- it could go longer, but you never know."

 

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