Turkish cattle demand key amid Schmallenberg bans
Friday March 09 2012
Keeping hold of the Turkish market will be key to EU live cattle exports this year, according to a new report from the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service, which notes that several other big buyers have suspended imports due to concerns over the Schmallenberg virus.
Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Egypt and Mexico have all suspended imports of live cattle and sheep, along with embryos and semen from affected countries. And Moscow recently announced plans to extend its ban to all EU member states from March 20.
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