CBBC signs MOU with China Agriculture University-Beef Cattle Research Center

Canadian Beef Breeds Council signs Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation on Beef Cattle and Allied Sectors with Beef Cattle Research Center of China Agricultural University

On November 3, 2016, Canadian Beef Breeds Council (CBBC) signed an MOU with the Beef Cattle Research Center of the China Agricultural University to further cooperation in the following areas:

  • Scientific and Technology Exchange
  • Exchange on Genetic Resources
  • Market Promotion of Beef Cattle
  • Talents Capacity Building

Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and AgriFood Canada and from China Minister Han Changfu, Minister of Agriculture Peoples Republic of China witnessed the signing of the MOU during a recent government mission conducted to China.    Several members of the Canadian cattle industry were participants in the mission which followed an announcement that China had agreed to expanded beef access for bone-in beef from Canadian cattle under 30 months of age effective immediately.   Professor Qingxiang Meng of the China Agriculture University was the second signatory on the MOU.

Canadian Beef Breeds Council President Garner Deobald shared that “the cooperation between CBBC and the China Agriculture University will help strengthen the relationship between Canada and China and will better position our beef industry in one of the fastest growing economies in the world which will have a positive impact on our industry for many years to come.”

For more information please contact:

Michael Latimer
Executive Director

E:  mlatimer@beefbreeds.ca