Trans-Pacific Partnership Could Provide Major Gains For Cattlemen

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33rd President (not verified)
on Feb 9, 2012

TPP allows State Trading Enterprises (STE’s) like the New Zealand Dairy Board to keep artificial production levels. All those cull cows from Fonterra, the monopolistic dairy behemoth, will be flooding the U.S. market with cull cow beef that competes directly with U.S. ranchers.

Nations such as Chile and Peru offer a route for other South American countries (think Brazil) to by-pass their trade obligations to the U.S. by trans-shipping beef or further processing in TPP countries to mask the true country of origin.

The absence of country-of-origin labeling allows foreign processors to import feeder cattle, finished cattle and beef to be further processed in their country and then ship the beef as being from Chile or Peru.

TPP will result in more American jobs being lost and more American cattle farmers going belly up.

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