A lobbyist with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says free trade deals help U.S. cattle producers add value to their products. Kent Bacus, NCBA executive director government affairs, tells Brownfield 85% of what we produce in the U.S. is consumed in the US market. “But what do we do with that extra 15%,” he asks. “Where do we maximize that value? Those are cuts that Americans are not really looking to buy.”
Bacus says there’s a better market for those cuts elsewhere.