Argentine farmers plan protest over beef export cap


The Cattle Site

10 September 2021


Argentina's main farm associations said on Thursday that they plan collective action to protest against the extension of government limits on beef exports, although the timeframe and scope of the actions were still under discussion.


Reuters reports Argentina's government late last month extended until Oct. 31 a cap on beef exports at half the normal levels in a bid to increase domestic supply and tamp down fast-rising food prices.


The South American country is the world's fifth largest beef exporter, a key global wheat supplier, the world's No.2 corn exporter and the top exporter of soy oil and meal.


The four main farm bodies said in a joint statement on Thursday that they met earlier in the day to discuss plans regarding "collective actions we will take following the (government) intervention in the cattle and beef market."