CHICAGO, Sept 30 Cargill Food Distribution has
partnered with beef processor Teys Australia to provide
Australian beef from grass and grain-feed cattle to the U.S.
market, according to a Cargill statement on Monday.
Teys' beef will be distributed through Cargill Food's nine
U.S. distribution centers. Teys manages six accredited export
beef processing plants, two feedlots and is a leading exporter
of Australian beef to the United States, the statement said.
"We have a long-standing business relationship with the Teys
family, and believe Americans will embrace their company's beef
products when they have an opportunity to try them," said John
Neimann, president of Wichita-based Cargill Food Distribution.
Teys Australia is a 50/50 joint venture between the Teys
family and Cargill Inc, the third largest meat
processor in the United States, according to the company's
The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture import data showed
Australia was the second largest exporter of beef and veal to
the United States, at 356.0 million lbs from January to July,
compared with 397.8 million a year ago for the same period, when
it was the top exporter.