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Peru re-opens its doors to Canadian cattle

Beef and dairy cattle producers to benefit from renewed access


Ottawa, Ont. – Peru has again opened its doors to cattle from Canada.

Peru is already a strong agriculture and agri-food export market for Canada, particularly for grains and pulses. In 2011 Canada exported more than $247 million worth of agricultural products to the country.

According to Canada Beef and the Canadian Livestock Genetics Association, the market for Canadian cattle in Peru should be worth $2.5 million in 2012. Most of these sales are expected to be in dairy genetics.

“Canadian farmers raise the best-quality cattle in the world,” says Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. “Country by country, market by market, we are diversifying opportunities for Canadian livestock farmers so that their hard work is rewarded with more sales to more consumers around the globe.”