China Export Verification

The Chinese market, now open to U.S. beef, requires that producers follow strict rules of the China Export Verification (EV). The EV states that harvested meat must be from cows 30 months of age or younger. Cattle can be born in the U.S., Canada or Mexico, but must be traced back to the source of origin, such as a U.S. birth farm or first U.S. port of entry and have a program compliant ear tag. Shipping documents must follow the animal. China does not allow synthetic hormones or elevated levels of naturally occurring hormones.

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