Strickland Exports

Family-Owned :: Established 1938

Livestock Exporters Association Annual Meeting

Reneé Strickland was re-elected to serve as president of the annual meeting of the Livestock Exporters Association in Washington D.C..  Photos from the event are below.  Additional photos from the USDA meeting are included as well.


Trip to Peru with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

March 2016 – Renèe Strickland was fortunate to join Secretary Vilsack on a trade trip to Lima, Peru. The purpose of the trip was to foster and encourage trade between US agribusinesses and agricultural companies in Peru.

The photos show Renèe at the US Ambassadors residence in Lima, and standing with the president of the Peruvian National Cattlemen’s Association to discuss prices of US cattle to be flown to Peru.

Manatee cattlewoman engineers cattle sale to Pakistan

By James Jones of the Bradenton Herald


Renee Strickland opened the door to U.S. cattle exports to Pakistan when she chartered a Boeing 747 and flew with 302 dairy cattle to Sialkot, Pakistan, on March 1.

The long flight was the easy part. It came after five years of frustration, planning, perseverance and negotiation.

“This was a real nail biter. We had three weeks to put this shipment together, and I got my passport at midnight, three hours before the departure to Pakistan,” she said.

“It was a pressure-cooker experience,” Strickland said, recalling how she brokered the sale and gathered cattle from Okeechobee dairies, north Florida and Kansas.

She could only wrangle those cattle after getting clearance from the U.S. and Pakistani governments, securing a health protocol, overcoming the language barrier and closing the deal with tough negotiators in Pakistan.

Cattle Shipment to Ecuador Reopens Important Market

Originally printed in National Cattlemen, The Official Publication of NCBA:

In May, a shipment of cattle from Texas and Florida marked the reopening of the Ecuadorian market to live animal imports. Closed for more than a decade, the government of Ecuador recently brokered a deal for more than 150 head of cattle with Strickland Ranch and Exports Inc., of Myakka City, Fla. The shipment, which consisted of registered cattle representing seven different breeds will be added to herds which are in need of new genetics to revitalize their domestic beef and dairy industries.

“It’s a historic occasion and I’m proud that we had the opportunity to work with the government of Ecuador and the cattle producers here to put together this shipment of cattle,” said Renee Stickland, who owns and operates Strickland Ranch and Exports Inc., with her husband Jim Strickland. “These cattle were assembled from a number of first-class ranches in the United States and it’s an honor to have been selected for this project.”

The cattle, which were flown from Miami International Airport to Latacunga, Ecuador were subjected to a rigorous inspection process both in the United States and upon arrival in Ecuador where they will spend their first 30 days in a quarantine facility before being released to their new owners.

“These cattle represent a significant investment for the Ecuadorian government and the cattlemen who will eventually own them, so it’s important that they receive the very best care we can provide,” said Strickland. “We spent months planning for this shipment and we care for these animals like they are our own from the time we take possession of them until they are delivered to their new home.”

It’s that attention to detail and dedication to high-quality animal care standards that has made Strickland Ranch and Exports Inc., successful in the competitive world of livestock exports.

“I’m very proud of our track record when it comes to live animal shipments. We’ve never lost a single animal and that’s due in large part to the fact that we are with these animals every step of the way, ensuring they receive the care and handling they need to be successful for their new owners” said Strickland. “The opening of Ecuador to live animal shipments from the United States, represents an exciting opportunity and I’m optimistic that this is just the first shipment of many more to come.”

NCBA National Convention in San Diego

Chairman of National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Political Action Committee, Jim Strickland at National convention in San Diego. Money was raised to support those in Congress who support the ranchers of the United States. Thanks to Gator Collegiate Girls, ABAC and our donors buyers and San Diego Zoo for bringing penguins and sharks!!

An evening with Temple Grandin

Great evening and conversation with Dr Grandin and Dr Ashley Stokes from University of Hawaii.  Lots of cow talk with us three tonight!

Myakka cattle exporter Renee Strickland flies cattle around the globe

Excerpt from The Bradenton Herald.  Read the full article here.

By the end of the year, Myakka City rancher Renee Strickland expects to be selling cattle to Pakistan.

If so, it would be one of the cattle exporter’s biggest successes since jumping into the business full time when her title business went downhill during the Great Recession.

Strickland’s appetite for exporting cattle was whetted about a decade ago when she sold 40 head to Cuba.

Read the full article here.

Visit our Photo Gallery for albums of photos from our livestock export trips around the globe.