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NPPC President PLeased With Market Resolution With New Zealand

NPPC President PLeased With Market Resolution With New Zealand

Following a long legal challenge begun in 2011, U.S. chilled and frozen pork can now enter New Zealand in retail ready packages.  National Pork Producer Council President Randy Spronk, a  Minnesota producer says the court decision and the trade re opening is important for America’s producers. He says even though it’s not one of the larger markets, it’s one that has grown from $ 4.4 million to $ 24 million over the course of nine years.

Prior to the lifting of the restriction, New Zealand had prevented U.S. fresh pork from coming in due to PRRS concerns. Spronk says U.S. trade officials pointed to science based data in getting New Zealand to lift the ban.

Six other countries have not been subject to PRRS regulations and have been supplying the New Zealand market.

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