Argentina set to export bovine genetics to Pakistan

By Ashley Williams

- Last updated on GMT

Argentina agrees deal with Pakistan
Argentina’s Ministry of Agriculture has revealed that the South American country will export frozen bovine and bubaline semen to the Pakistan market for the first time.

The Ministry confirmed the move after the National Service of Health and Agri-Food Quality (Senasa) agreed a sanitary certificate with Pakistan authorities.

Argentina’s secretary of government Luis Miguel Etchevehere said the export deal further positions the country as a “world leader​” in bovine genetics and aligns with its target of accessing new emerging markets.

Pakistan joins other export markets for bovine semen, including Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

There are already more than 160 markets that we have reached, consolidating our goal of becoming the world's supermarket​,” said Etchevehere. "We position ourselves as a world leader in bovine genetics, which it translates into roots, work and technology for the country​.”

The Ministry added that Artificial Insemination Centers wishing to export bovine semen to Pakistan must be registered with Senasa and these, as well as the donors and the semen to be exported, must comply with the sanitary requirements of that country, as reflected in the International Veterinary Certificate model.

Senasa complies with international recommendations for the collection and treatment of bovine semen from the Terrestrial Code of the World Organization for Animal Health.

Earlier this year, soaring demand for bovine meat in Argentina led to significant growth​ in exports to international markets.

Japan and Morocco also agreed a trade deal with the South American country to supply bovine during the summer.

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