Russia's long-term goal is to achieve self sufficiency in meat production - pork, chicken and beef.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russians ate most of their beef cows as the system of reproduction broke down. Now American ranchers are working to rebuild Russia's herd.
Darrell Stevenson, an American cowboy and cattle rancher, is not riding the black earth country of Russia to film a western movie.
He is bringing American-bred beef cattle, American ranching technology, and American cowboy know-how to Russia.
After the Soviet Union collapsed, beef production in Russia also collapsed. People just ate the herds as the system of sustaining the cattle broke down. Today, Russia, the world's largest nation, imports most of its beef.
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