Mexico Open for Fed Cattle
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:09 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- U.S. cattle and pork producers could see greater market access to Mexico and Peru under a pair of agreements with those countries announced by USDA Friday.

Starting immediately, U.S. cattle producers can now export fed cattle to Mexico for slaughter, USDA stated.

Mexico had closed the border to U.S. slaughter cattle ever since the first U.S. bovine spongiform encephalopathy case in 2003.

Ed Avalos, USDA's undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs, said the reopening of the market for slaughter-ready cattle to Mexico has been an issue he has worked on since he was a state official in ...

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