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Nebraska Beef Council works to strengthen ties with China

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The Nebraska beef council is working to strengthen it's ties with China.  The council recently funded The Great American Barbecue - Nebraska in Macau.

It was the second Nebraska beef barbecue event in the territory of China.

U.S. beef packers and exporters donated Nebraska-harvested beef cuts for the event.

U.S. beef is shipped to Macau through Hong Kong.

While the exact volume of U.S. beef exported to Macau is unknown, according to Hong Kong re-export statistics it is estimated that 542 metric tons of U.S. beef were shipped to Macau during the first 10 months of 2013.

A 57% increase over the same period of 2012.

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