OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail
Published Monday, Sep. 09 2013, 9:47 PM EDT
Last updated Monday, Sep. 09 2013, 9:52 PM ED
Until a few years ago, Garner Deobald had not set foot in Kazakhstan. The Saskatchewan rancher had little reason to travel across the world to a fledgling former Soviet republic where slaughterhouses had long sat idle.
But times have changed. With Kazakhstan’s thriving oil fields driving a surging economy, the country’s government wants to diversify. That means kick-starting an agriculture sector and turning to Canada – not just to buy Canadian meat, equipment and expertise, but live animals.
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