Sask Stock Growers welcomes re-opening of Japanese market for Canadian processed beef

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association says the full opening of the Japanese market to Canadian beef will provide benefits to producers.

Stock Growers president Garner Deobald says Japan will accept processed beef from Canada, opening a market closed 20 years ago over a case of bse.

Deobald says Japan is an important market for Canada’s beef producers, and the re-opening of the market will improve their income.

The federal government says Japan is Canada’s third largest agriculture market, with Japan’s market for beef products from Canada an estimated value of 518 million dollars last year.

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