India’s buffalo beef exports have grown significantly,
with the country exporting 10,85,619.93 MT of buffalo
meat products to the rest of the world for a total value
of $3,171 billion USD in the fiscal year 2020-21.


Buffalo meat has been shown to be leaner than beef, 40% less cholesterol, 55% less calories, and 10% more protein, minerals and vitamins. All of the animals are kept in small, controllable herds and are only fed natural pastures and crop leftovers. Animals in India are not given any hormones or growth enhancers. For a long time, India has been free of the dreadful mad cow disease (BSE) and other livestock diseases such as rinderpest and infectious bovine pleural pneumonia (CBPP).


The production and the export of de-boned, de-glanded frozen Buffalo meat from India is a strictly regulated industry governed by the Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), Ministry of Commerce (MoC), Government of India (GOI) which sets strict standards in addition to utilizing its organizational infrastructure to assure adherence to the defined standards.