News this week that China may open it’s doors to US Beef was met with waves of skeptical optimism through the cattle industry. China has been closed to US Beef since the announcement of BSE in the US nearly 14 years ago. At the time, it wasn’t viewed as much of a problem. China wasn’t importing any beef let alone US Beef. But that’s changed according to University of Missouri Livestock Analyst Scott Brown:
This weekends meeting between President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping wasn’t the first time the topic of beef trade has come up. Last fall it was announced that China would be opening its borders to US beef, but so far, nothing. Brown said there might be a will, there’s still some hurdles in the way:
So while the political rhetoric is there, experts say it could be months before we see any movement.