First shipment of imported sea-borne beef cattle arrive in ChinaStaff Writer | February 22, 2017
A total of 1,195 head of live beef cattle arrived in east China's Shandong Province, the first batch of imported sea-borne beef cattle to the country.
Food travel China and Australia signed a deal in 2014
China has imported live cattle for breeding purpose as well as dairy cows, but the meat from foreign countries was mostly frozen.
China and Australia signed a deal in 2014 that involved shipping 1 million head of Australian cattle to China each year, which is expected to bring a business boom to Australia's farming sector while meeting China's demand for high-quality beef.
The first batch of 150 head of cattle were sent to southwest China's Chongqing by air in October, 2015. Sea cargo transportation is much cheaper. ■