Romania will export over 500,000 Romanian Spotted Cattle to China in the following seven to ten years, bringing Romanian farmers over EUR 1 billion in revenues, Daniel Constantin, Minister of Agriculture, said Saturday at Indagra International Agriculture Fair hosted in Bucharest. The protocol was concluded in September between Chinese state representatives and the Ministry of Agriculture, the Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety National Authority, the National Animal Breeding Authority and the Baltata Romaneasca Cattle Breeding Association of Brasov. “There is a large demand for beef in the EU, which is why raising cattle for meat is a very good business,” the Minister of Agriculture said Saturday.
“It is an extraordinary opportunity for Romanian farmers. China’s demand is very high and we must export over 500,000 cattle before the protocol expires, in seven to ten years. One-year-old animals and maturing cattle worth approximately EUR 1,000 will be sent,” Zoltan Haller, Deputy Chairman of Baltata Romaneasca Cattle Breeding Association of Brasov told Mediafax.