CANADA'S beef export industry is pursuing Asia as a potential market, in order to loosen its dependence on the United States.

Marketing managers are looking to exploit a new niche; western-style steak houses that started becoming popular in Taiwan three years ago, and are now spreading throughout the far east.

The Canadian Beef Export Federation fears increased US protectionism and tighter border controls following September 11 could threaten 25 per cent of Canadian beef exports that currently head south to ...

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