BRAZIL – Health officials granted Brazil permission to ship live store (stocker) cattle to Turkey last week.
Turkey’s veterinary services and Brazil’s ministry of agriculture have completed negotiations of an International Animal Health Certificate for fattening cattle.
The move opens up a market that imported 50,000 head of cattle in 2014 for Brazil's cattle sector.
Brazil shipped over 646,000 cattle grossing $675 million with over half a million (79 per cent) heading to nearby Venezuela.
Significant shipments also went to Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt.
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