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American Lamb Gets Access to Taiwan Market


The American Sheep Industry Association says the opening of Taiwan to American lamb products will provide long-term export growth. The Association’s President, Burton Pfliger of North Dakota, says opening the market provides an opportunity for high-quality cuts of American lamb that will command a premium in Taiwan. Earlier this week, USDA announced the approval of lamb products for export to Taiwan, a market closed for more than a decade to the sheep industry. U.S. lamb was collateral damage in several key markets, including Taiwan, following the first U.S. case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, commonly known as mad cow disease, in December 2003. Last year, Taiwan imported nearly 18,000 metric tons of lamb and sheep meat products, valued at more than $74 million.
Source: NAFB News Service