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 …


USMEF on Beef Trade to China

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Trade

Back in January of 2020, we talked about how many in agriculture were pleased with the signing of the first phase of the China trade deal. Those in the beef industry were hoping the trade deal would bring a significant boost in U.S. beef exports to China. Last month, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the U.S. Department of …


Chilled and Ground Seasoned Pork Major Drivers for U.S. Pork in Japan

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

During the recent U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Strategic Planning Conference, USMEF Vice President of Marketing, Jesse Austin, updated pork producers and exporters on two product categories that are critical to U.S. pork’s success in Japan – chilled pork and ground seasoned pork. Joe Schuele has more details. Japan has traditionally been the leading value market for U.S. pork, with …


USMEF Virtual Strategic Planning Conference Highlights Opportunities

Dan Education

(USMEF/NAFB) — Adapting to the times, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) kicked off its virtual Strategic Planning Conference Wednesday. And according to a report from Micheal Clements, despite this challenging time, U.S. meat exports are enjoying a strong year with market opportunities in the future. USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom, speaking during the Opening General Session, says that as countries rebound …


Pork Exports Remain on Record Pace; Beef Exports Trend Lower

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

(USMEF) — September exports of U.S. pork increased 10% year-over-year, keeping 2020 exports on a record pace, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Beef exports were fairly steady with last year in major Asian markets but trended lower overall. Pork exports reached 222,475 metric tons (mt) in September, with value increasing …

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April Red Meat Exports Weather Production Challenges, Economic Headwinds

Taylor Hillman Beef, Livestock, Pork

April proved to be a solid month for U.S. beef and pork exports despite COVID-19 related interruptions in production and trade. U.S. Meat Export Federation President and CEO Dan Halstrom says, “despite these significant headwinds, global demand for U.S. beef and pork remained strong.” Beef exports were below last April’s large totals but still topped $600 million in value. Pork …


USMEF Applauds Expanded Access to China

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — A recent move to expand pork and beef access to China will benefit U.S. producers and exporters, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). The Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service recently updated its Export Library for China to reflect expanded access for U.S. beef and pork. The changes were among the provisions negotiated in …

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Good 2020 Start for U.S. Pork and Beef Exports

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Pork

(NAFB) — Following a record-breaking performance in 2019, U.S. pork exports maintained a torrid pace in January, while beef exports were also higher year-over-year. The U.S. Meat Export Federation says January pork exports cooled slightly from the volume and value records established in December 2019, but still far exceeded year-ago levels. Both the January export volume of 273,603 metric tons, …