Age and source verification can pay

Age and source verification can pay

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U.S. beef exports have risen to levels the cattle industry has seen only once since December 2003, when the first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy was discovered in the country.

However, U.S. cattle producers face stricter regulations if they plan to market their beef overseas. For example, Japan won’t accept cattle for slaughter more than 20 months old, and Korea won’t take cattle more than 30 months old.

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