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First shipments of U.S. beef arrive in Brazil

Staff Writer |
Secretary Sonny Perdue announces the first shipments of fresh US beef in 13 years have arrived in Brazil, creating promising long-term opportunities for American producers in the Brazilian market.

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“With Brazil’s large market reopened to the United States, U.S. beef exports are poised for new growth.

“I look forward to Brazilians getting the opportunity to eat delicious American beef, because once they taste it, they’ll want more of it,” Secretary Perdue said in a statement.

São Paulo, Brazil-based JBS SA received its first lot containing 12 tons of US beef. The company opened the container a distribution center in São Paulo. Initially, JBS Brazil expects to supply around 150 tons of beef each month.

The company is importing special barbecue cuts for direct sale to foodservice companies in Brazil.

The Prime and Choice cuts include rump cap [or Coulotte], skirt, sirloin, rib-eye, heart of rump and spare ribs. The cuts are to be sold under the Chef’s Exclusive brand.

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