CALGARY, Alta. — Alberta has inked a deal with Vietnam to re-open that country’s border to live Canadian cattle.
However, Vietnam is hardly a top destination for cattle exporters. Nonetheless, Alberta’s Learning Minister, Lyle Oberg recent returned from a leadership summit in Asia, and he says it’s still a start.
“We potentially have no market for our cows right now and I certainly think we can develop a market (in Vietnam),” Oberg told local media. "Vietnam is not much further than Japan. I think (the market) could potentially be huge.”
Oberg hopes other countries will follow the lead of Vietnam and also re-open their respective borders to live Canadian cattle. their borders to some Canadian beef products, but live cattle remain banned.
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