From a news release
Brazil has approved imports of sheep and goat genetics from Canada. The Canadian Livestock Genetics Association estimates the market to be worth approximately $1.5 million to $2 million annually for Canadian exporters.
“The interest in Canadian small ruminant genetics continues to grow past our expectations,” said Michael Hall, Executive Director, CLGA. “Our members and small ruminant breeders in Canada are very excited about Brazil as a positive market opportunity.”
Federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz Ritz announced the expanded trade deal on Sept. 11.
Total Canadian global exports of animal genetics reached $103.6 million in 2012, representing an important export commodity for Canadian producers, while Brazil imported a total of $31 million in animal genetics.