Japan Ups Beef Age Limit for Canada
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Mon Jan 28, 2013 02:05 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- The age limit for Canada and U.S. beef exports to Japan will increase to 30 months from 20 months this Friday, Feb. 1, following final approval in Japan on Monday.

The beef industry on both sides of the border had prodded the Japanese to raise the age limit for years, and the move is expected to result in millions of dollars of additional beef exports for the two countries.

According to AP, this could double Canadian exports to Japan to $149 million (Cdn) per year. Canada's Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said he also hopes this will "eventually ...

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