Strickland Exports Overcomes Challenges in Exporting Cattle

Excerpt from: James A. Jones, Jr.

Brokering an international cattle deal is never easy.

And it is even harder during a global pandemic, said Parrish rancher Renee Toussaint-Strickland, who recently completed a deal to export registered beef cattle to Peru.

Toussaint-Strickland, who has been brokering cattle deals for 13 years for Strickland Ranch & Export Inc., said the Peru deal was among the most difficult, and perhaps the most important.

“I feel good about what I am doing. The production of food products is especially important in the pandemic and will be critical in coming years. Food production in the United States will need to increase 40 percent by 2050 and globally by 70 percent,” she said.

The United Nations forecasts that the current world population of 7.6 billion will grow to 9.8 billion by 2050.

“The pandemic is a setback. What I am doing is more important now than ever,” Toussaint-Strickland said.

The 65 head of registered beef cattle will be used to diversify and improve the genetics of cattle in Peru