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ARGENTINE'S MEAT.

Says the Buenos Aires correspondent of the London "Morning Post":—" A very striking lecture given recently in Buenos Aires by the manager of one of the big freezing companies emphasises the importance of the cattle interests in a graphic ma.nner by pointing out that while in 1913 pastoral products represented tinder 40 per cent, of the Rer public's total exports, by 1917 the proportion had risen to 68 per cent., agricultural products taken over the_ same period showing a decrease from 58 per cent, to 26 per cent. It is probable that in view of the unequalled advertisement that chiHed and frozen meat had received owing to the war, and the fact that many populations have been supplied therewith who were previously prejudiced or economically debarred from such ■ food, that the demand for Argentine meat will increase to an extent that will make the'twelve great freezing works, now.in that RegubHc/in.adequate to meet European requirements. Herds are being increased asfast as nature-will permit, new areas for cattle are being opened up," not only in Argentine itself, but also in. Paraguay and southern Brazil, and itis evident that the coming of peace will see a period of exceptional prosperity for all connected with the meat industry in South ■ America, which, be it remembered, shipped more than half the-.world's meat in 1917, or say, 540,000 tons out of 965,000 tons."

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ARGENTINE'S MEAT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9599, 1 May 1919

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ARGENTINE'S MEAT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9599, 1 May 1919

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