Ag officials, cattlemen promote Colorado beef in Russia
October 3, 2010
DENVER (AP) – Representatives of agriculture departments for Colorado, Kansas and Montana are in Russia to try to promote U.S. beef.
The Colorado Department of Agriculture says the group began its trip Saturday and is scheduled to be there through Oct. 12. They planned to visit Moscow, tour farms and ranches and to attend the Golden Autumn Livestock Exposition.
Andy Maupin with Spruce Mountain Cattle Ranch in Larkspur, Colo., is among cattlemen on the trip. He says he hopes to share how U.S. genetics could help Russia produce more high-quality beef.
Colorado has been trying to build relationships with Russia’s beef industry. It hosted two delegations of Russian cattlemen in July.