WICHITA, Kan. – Cargill Food Distribution plans to offer both grass-finished and grain-finished beef from Australia through an agreement with Teys Australia, Cargill announced Sept. 30. The beef will be available to customers from Cargill's nine distribution centers.

“Teys is a known and trusted Australian beef processor that has built its reputation for offering quality products over the past 67 years, and Americans will now be able to enjoy those items without having to travel Down Under,” said John Niemann, president of Wichita-based Cargill Food Distribution. “We have a long-standing business relationship with the Teys family, and believe Americans will embrace their company’s beef products when they have an opportunity to try them.”

Cargill Food Distribution, a unit of Meat Solutions Corporation, is a leading supplier of fresh meat products to retailers, processors, distributors and other institutions throughout the US.

Teys Australia is a leading exporter of Australian beef through its Teys USA importing business. Teys has six accredited export beef processing plants and two feedlots. The Australian firm is a vertically integrated business that manages cattle ranching and feedlot operations, to meat processing and distribution.

“Teys is excited by the opportunity to offer their high quality Australian beef products to American consumers through the Cargill Food Distribution (CFD) network,” stated Michael Forrest, Teys USA general manager based in Chicago. “The agreement with CFD will allow both Teys Australia and CFD to offer existing and new customers an unrivalled range of products and the highest level of customer service in the industry.”