China beef demand growing

Sep 13, 2004
China's consumption of beef is forecast to continue climbing due to strong growth in per capita income, according to USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). Since December 25, 2003, China has banned imported U.S. cattle and beef due to a single case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in the U.S. It still remains uncertain when China will lift the bans. During 2004, USDA provided Chinese officials with information about the U.S. mi...

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