pork exports

More Details from the Latest Red Meat Export Report

Dan Beef, Cattle, Livestock, Pork, Sheep-Goats

We told you earlier that a new report shows U.S. beef exports again topped $1 billion in July and posted the fifth-largest volume on record. The data, released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), shows beef exports were up 3% year-over-year, while export value increased 7% to $1.006 billion. USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom cites growth in Japan, China/Hong …

pork exports

July Beef Exports Stay on $1 Billion per Month Pace

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Livestock, Marketing, Pork, Sheep-Goats, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)

New data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) shows U.S. beef exports again topped $1 billion in July and posted the fifth-largest volume on record. The same report also shows pork exports, while still below last year’s pace, did continue to gain strength in Colombia and the Caribbean and …

Black Sea Grain Deal

USDA Announces New Opportunities to Improve Nutrient Management

Dan Beef, Citrus, Corn, Dairy, Eggs, Field Crops, Fruits, Herbs, Livestock, Organic, Peanuts, Pecans, Pork, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep-Goats, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, USDA-NRCS, Vegetables, Wheat

Now that both the U.S. Senate and House have passed the Inflation Reduction Act, it only awaits the signature of President Biden. And the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) welcomed the passage of the Act, which they note will deliver $19.5 billion in new conservation funding to support climate-smart agriculture. Funding from the Act is designed to will bolster new steps …

american lamb board

New Lamb Market Monthly Report Will Help Producers

Dan Sheep-Goats

The American Lamb Board (ALB) announced the introduction of a new monthly lamb market summary to provide the industry with increased data and analysis. The board engaged the American Sheep Industry Association to prepare the monthly Lamb Market Summary. The report will include sheep and lamb slaughter, lamb imports, sheep and lamb prices, and a market forecast. An economic overview of the …

Producers Continue to Embrace AWA Program

Dan Livestock, Sheep-Goats

After its launch last spring, the American Wool Assurance (AWA) program is starting to make its mark on the domestic wool industry. Developed by the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) in response to customer demand, this voluntary program provides peace of mind that certified wool is being produced through a high level of sheep care and management. More than 200 producers across …


Second EID Webinar Planned for Tuesday

Dan Education, Sheep-Goats

The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) wants to remind producers the second ASI-sponsored webinar covering topics related to electronic identification (EID) is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12 at 8pm Eastern time. The webinar is titled “Data Driven Decisions: Incorporating EID in Flock Management”. In this webinar, ASI Animal Health Committee Co-Chairs Dr. Jim Logan and Dr. Cindy Wolf will host a presentation …

pork exports

Beef Exports Set New Monthly Records

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Pork, Sheep-Goats

New data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), shows U.S. beef exports set new volume and value records in May. Exports reached 135,006 metric tons (mt), up 1% from the previous high posted in May 2021. Export value climbed 20% to $1.09 billion, breaking the March 2022 record. USMEF President and CEO, Dan …

pork exports

April Beef, Lamb Exports Up, Pork Down

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Pork, Sheep-Goats

The latest red meat export report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show beef exports maintained a remarkable pace in April, topping $1 billion for the third time this year. USMEF Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO, Dan Halstrom, offers insight into what continues to drive global demand for U.S. beef. Beef exports totaled 124,408 metric tons (mt) in …

Cotton and Wool

USDA to Provide $50 Million in Support to U.S. Cotton and Wool Apparel Manufacturers Impacted by the Pandemic

Dan Economy, Sheep-Goats, USDA-FSA

(WASHINGTON, May 5, 2022) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a commitment of $50 million to assist eligible apparel manufacturers of worsted wool suits, sport coats, pants, or Pima cotton dress shirts; Pima cotton spinners; and wool fabric manufacturers and wool spinners. The new Cotton and Wool Apparel (CAWA) program is part of USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative and the …

ASI Podcast: Recording Data during Lambing

Dan Sheep-Goats

The April edition of the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) Research Update podcast offers sheep producer’s information on Recording Performance Data during Lambing. This information is provided by Dr. Tom Murphy of the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Nebraska. Dr. Murphy said, “An animal’s genetic value for all of its traits for the rest of its life …