Underutilized Cuts Finding Opportunities During Tight Beef Supply

Will Jordan Beef, Beef, Cattle, Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB), Industry, Livestock, Livestock News

Difficulty provides an opportunity for growth. The U.S. beef industry is re-learning this lesson as the cow herd continues to contract as demand for beef continues to grow domestically and abroad. U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), USDA and the Beef Checkoff are collaborating to promote cuts often overlooked. USMEF President and CEO, Dan Halstrom, shares more on growing opportunities for …

Red Meat Export Potential a Mixed Bag

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Looking at the 2024 U.S. red meat export potential, the forecast is mixed. Strong growth on the pork side over the last year has set that market segment up for greater expansion. An approximate eight percent growth in pork exports in 2023 with another four percent expected in 2024, U.S. pork is well-positioned for further growth. Erin Borror, U.S. Meat …

China Approves More U.S. Beef and Pork Plants for Export

Will Jordan Beef, Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, General, Industry, Livestock, Livestock News, Pork, Trade, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)

by Will Jordan and USMEF China’s General Administration of Customs recently approved 18 U.S. beef establishments and 12 U.S. pork establishments for export to China – the first new U.S. plants cleared for export to China in about 10 months. Erin Borror, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) vice president for economic analysis, says the plant approval process was streamlined by …

November Beef Exports Largest in More than a Year

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork

According to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), U.S. beef exports posted one of the best months on record in November, 2020. Beef exports came in at 115,337 metric tons (mt), with a value of $707.5 million. USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom explains where the strongest markets were for U.S. beef. November was also …

Expanding Access for U.S. Beef in China

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Trade

Last week, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) updated its Export Library for China to reflect expanded access for U.S. beef and pork. These changes were among the provisions negotiated in the U.S.-China “Phase One” trade agreement. U.S. Meat Export Federation’s Joe Schuele has the story.

Perdue Defends Brazilian Beef Import Decision

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports

Late last month, we told you the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) had reopened the door for imports of raw beef from Brazil into the U.S. The USDA said the world’s largest beef exporter had taken the right steps to improve its food-safety inspection system, bringing it up to U.S. standards. And in a story from Stephanie Ho, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue lays …

EU Parliament Approves Increased U.S. Beef Access

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports

(NAFB) — It was a happy Thanksgiving for U.S. beef producers. The European Parliament voted last Thursday to approve a plan that grants the U.S. a country-specific share of the European Union’s duty-free, high-quality beef quota. The agreement was originally signed back in August. The U.S. Meat Export Federation was pleased to hear of the approval. “Approval by the European …

September Beef Exports Steady; Pork Higher but Pace Slowing

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

(NAFB) — September exports of U.S. beef were steady with last year’s volume, but the export value was trending lower. That’s according to USDA data compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Pork exports were above last year’s levels in September but had pulled back from the larger totals in June, July, and August. September beef exports were just …