Red meat industry makes long-term commitment to Chinese market
The opening of a Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) regional office in Beijing today emphasises the Australian red meat industry’s long-term commitment to developing the trade relationship between Australia and China.
Cattle Council President, Andrew Ogilvie, and Sheepmeat Council President, Ian McColl, are participating in Minister Joyce’s agricultural industry delegation to China this week and were present for the official opening of the MLA office.
“There is a great opportunity to develop trading relationships with China, particularly with the increased demand for Australian beef and sheepmeat over the last eighteen months,” said Cattle Council President, Andrew Ogilvie.
“The opening of the Beijing office allows for the Australian beef and sheepmeat industries to have a greater in-market presence, as well as promoting and supporting growth in this market,” Mr Ogilvie said.
“The red meat industry sees great potential in exports of sheepmeat, beef and co-products to China,” says Sheepmeat Council President, Ian McColl.
“The red meat industry has been well represented throughout the week, promoting the message that the Australian industry is a dependable trading partner that produces a high quality, clean, and reliable product,” Mr McColl said.
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