Utah beef will be showing up soon on some dinner tables in Taiwan.
Meat buyers there have ordered Utah beef from the E.A. Miller packing plant in Hyrum, Cache County, according to Jim Bradley, director of marketing and promotion for the Utah Department of Agriculture.He said the orders for meat were the first ones received as a result of a sales trip to Taiwan that he and two E.A. Miller officials - Ted Miller, president, and Bruce Miller, vice president - and two Utah cattle producers took in October.
Bradley said he E.A. Miller officials visited Taiwan in October. The sales group also visited China, and Bradley visited Hong Kong.
"In Taiwan, about 60 beef importers turned out to inspect Utah beef and learn how it can be used in their recipes," Bradley said.
"E.A. Miller has been shipping about $10 million worth of beef annually and about $25 million worth of cattle hides annually to the Pacific Rim through an Asiatic trading company."
Bradley said the trade mission also sought export markets for Utah brine shrimp, alfalfa, processed meat and other Utah products.