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The marketing of this meat continues to arouse controversy

Although Morocco has imported more than 2,800 head of cattle from Brazil in recent weeks to fill the shortage in slaughter cattle due to the drought, and to reduce the price of red meat, there is no not the slightest trace of their meat on the Moroccan market. Indeed, a large fringe of Moroccans expressed their rejection of this meat because of the information that circulated on social networks.

In the city of Rabat, the absence of beef imported from Brazil is not due to a lack of consumer demand, but rather to the authorities who prevented its slaughter in the capital’s slaughterhouses, according to professional sources in the sector. of red meat production.

The same sources report that the authorities of the Rabat-Salé-Kénitra region prevented, a few days ago, the slaughter of six cattle imported from Brazil that butchers were preparing to slaughter in one of the slaughterhouses in Rabat. .

While Brazilian beef has not experienced significant demand from Moroccan consumers, the same sources report that meat from Brazilian livestock is mainly directed to tourist accommodation establishments or social welfare institutions (orphanages, etc.). affiliated with the state, or processed into industrial meat hide “.

On the other hand, Mohamed Jebli, president of the Moroccan Federation of actors in the livestock sector (FMAFE), denied the news circulating on the “ fate “ beef imported from Brazil, pointing out that the imported cattle had not yet been slaughtered, pending fattening to increase their weight.

In a statement to MoroccoLatestNewsJebli pointed out that the rumors circulating on social media about the quality of beef imported from Brazil are “ incorrect”. According to him, ” those who promote this discourse have never eaten imported beef, so how do they know it was not good? ».

And to add: Moroccans will agree to eat beef imported from Brazil because it is of good quality and does not differ from local cows”.

Regarding prices, Jebli indicated that the wholesale price of red meat has fallen, and is currently stable around 75 dirhams as the maximum price, indicating that the FMAFE “ has kept its commitment to the Ministry of Agriculture to ensure that the meat is available on the market and that its price does not increase”.

According to statements by the Minister of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development, Water and Forests, at the beginning of April, the price of Brazilian beef will fluctuate between 65 and 67 dirhams per kilogram when it leaves the slaughterhouse.



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