Angus sends first batch of certified beef to Maldives

Last year, Brazilian exports of certified angus beef grew 68% in volume, totaling 2,800 tons

The Rio Grande do Sul slaughterhouse Zimmer shipped the first batch of certified Angus beef to the Maldives islands, in Asia.

The special cuts, with Halal slaughter, are destined for six hotels in the Maldives, including Hard Rock Hotel, Emerald, Shaffan, among others, informs ABA.

“We have entered a select group of premium products for preparing dishes in the most refined restaurants visited by tourists in the world” , said Zimmer director, André Zimmer.

The opening of the new market is part of the efforts of the Brazilian Angus Association to diversify the destinations of Certified Angus meat, which, last year alone, went to 18 countries, with China being the main one with a 43% share of the exported volume (1 .2 thousand t).

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“We have expanded destinations and, last year, we opened different markets such as Spain, Curaçao, Republic of Dijibout and Republic of Congo” , said Ana Doralina Menezes, national manager of Angus beef, in a statement.

Last year, Brazilian exports of certified angus beef grew 68% in volume, totaling 2,800 tons. Among the best-selling cuts are entrecot, sirloin, and filet mignon, as well as forequarter cuts.

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