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Brazil court overturns live cattle export injunction

by Beef Central, 06 February 2018

Reuters has reported overnight that the Brazilian Government has won a court decision allowing the export of live cattle, overturning an injunction obtained by an animal rights group late last week.

Brazil’s Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi announced in a statement yesterday that a Sao Paulo appeals court had allowed the export of any shipment of live cattle in the country’s ports.  “Victory for Brazilian farming. Exports freed” he said.

Mr Maggi said the court found that all the government’s export permits fully complied with the laws.

The shipment of 25,000 cattle was able to leave port yesterday and was now headed to Turkey, a spokesman for exporter and meat processor Minerva SA told Reuters.

Originally, 27,000 head of cattle were supposed to be shipped on Feb. 1, but the delay led to some being left behind, the spokesman said.

Full story on the Reuters website here

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