Brazil to Promote Genetics of Hereford Cattle

BRAZIL - An agreement between Apex and the Brazilian Hereford and Braford Association has as its objectives fostering exports of genetic material of both cattle breeds.
calendar icon 19 August 2009
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The Brazilian Export and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) and the Brazilian Association of Hereford and Braford (ABHB) announced yesterday (17th) that they are going to sign an agreement for the commercial promotion of the genetic material of the two breeds abroad. The agreement should be signed on the 31st at Expointer, an agricultural fair that takes place in the city of Esteio, in Rio Grande do Sul.

The objective behind the agreement, according to a press statement by both organisations, should foster semen, embryo, reproduction, matrix and agricultural input exports, as well as promoting the image of Brazil as a producer of quality bovine genetics.

At Expointer, the joint project should bring foreign importers and journalists to learn about national production. According to a press statement, negotiations between both organisations started in last year's edition of the fair.

Apex already has an agreement of the kind with the Brazilian Zebu Breeders Association (ABCZ), headquartered in Uberaba (MG), called Brazilian Cattle Genetics. The program is turned to Zebu breeds.

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