By Garra - 17/12/2021 in World

Argentina to loosen beef export restrictions

Argentina will loosen export restrictions on beef that were put in place in a bid to curtail inflation. According to the government, limits on the sales to emerging markets will be removed, while slaughterhouses will also be allowed to send premium cuts to Europe and the United States, among others. Restrictions will remain in place, however, on the most consumed cuts in Argentina.

An agreement to increase the weight of cows at the time of slaughter, which would over time cause a growth in the volume of meat for domestic consumption and exports, was also announced. In two-and-a-half years, they expect to have increased meat production by 600,000 tons.

Argentine cattle currently must weigh at least 300 kilograms (661 pounds) in order to be slaughtered. The sector chamber CICCRA proposed increasing that every six months until it reached 400 kg.

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