Saudi Arabia Opening to U.S. Beef


Saudi Arabia announced it’s reopening its markets to U.S. beef after a four-year ban that was put in place due to concerns about BSE, or Mad Cow Disease. 

Pro Farmer’s First Thing Today says the country will immediately allow beef imports from cattle less than 30 months old. After a phase-in period, imports will expand to include beef products from cattle under 48 months old. Eligible products include bone-in and de-boned beef, along with ground and processed beef. 

“The United States exported over $31 million of US beef and beef products in 2011, prior to the ban,” USTR Michael Froman and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a joint statement. “Saudi Arabia consumers will now have the opportunity to enjoy high quality American beef.”


Source:  NAFB News



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