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India's loss is Brazil's gain: Cattle trade ban hits buffalo meat exports

Uttar Pradesh is the highest buffalo meat producing state in India

Buffalo
Photo: Reuters

Brazil has exceeded India as the world's biggest exporter of buffalo meat, thanks to the recent ban imposed on the sale and transportation of live animals across the country. Data compiled by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy showed India, Brazil and Australia together had 58.7 per cent of the world beef market in 2015, with India the highest at 23.5 per cent (up from 20.8 per cent in 2014), followed by Brazil and Australia.  However, effective May 26, the Union environment ministry imposed a ban on sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter at all animal ...