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A Romanian-Chinese company wants to export the first 5,000 cattle to China this autumn

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The joint company Romanian-Chinese Cattle Ferma de Bovine SRL wants to start the export of live cattle to China with a first number of 5,000 cattle, the objective of the company being the export from Romania to China of at least 20,000 cattle annually.

Liu Dong, the chairman of the Romanian-Chinese company announced on Monday on the occasion of the meeting between premier Victor Ponta and the business people of China that the company with the headquarters in Brasov will start the first export of cattle with a number of 5,000 catlle in September – October.

The objective of our company is to export at least 20,000 cattle annually, Holstein and Baltata breed’ Liu Dong said.

The Romanian and Chinese governments signed in November last year an agreement for the export of little cattle and pork, but until now these exports did not happen.

Liu Dong said that, as regards the company he represents, the procedures and veterinary authorisations took a long time, despite the efforts of the Romanian authorities.The Chinese investor said that the recent cases of ‘ blue tongue’ disease recorded with the cattle in Romania are no problem for the export.

Cattle Ferma de Bovine SRL set up two years ago, with the purpose of raising and exporting cattle, owns 400 ha of land in the area of Brasov and 1,000 cattle, but to export he will buy cattle from other farms.

In the reunion with the Chinese business people, the minister of Agriculture Daniel Constantin showed that Romania ‘ is on the point of achieving’ the first exports as regards pork meat and ‘ very close to achieve’ the first exports of little cattle.

Constantin announced that at the end of October, on the occasion of the most important agriculture fair’ INDAGRA” the Forum for agriculture between China and Central and Eastern Europe will take place in Bucharest.

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