Egypt is the second-largest market for U.S. beef variety meat behind Mexico. But effective May 1st, the government of Egypt started recognizing only one approved halal certifier. Joe Schuele with the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has more details.
U.S. to Host World Meat Congress
For the first time in more than 20 years, the world’s premier gathering of red meat industry leaders is coming to the U.S. Joe Schuele with the U.S. Meat Export Federation has the details. U.S. to Host World Meat Congress
Potential for More U.S. Beef in South Africa
Since reopening to U.S. beef last year, South Africa has quickly emerged as a top 10 volume market. Joe Schuele, with the U.S. Meat Export Federation has more. Potential for More U.S. Beef in South Africa
US Beef Producers Growing Concerned as TPP-11 Agreement Draws Near
The 11 remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership are moving forward with a modified trade agreement, known as the Comprehensive and progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, or the CP-TPP. Officials with the U.S. Meat Export Federation say this updated deal will leave American producers in the dust. Federation economist Erin Borror says market access remains the biggest concern for U.S. …
China Lifts Barricade Against U.S. Beef
China has agreed to lift a barricade against U.S. beef exports, ending a ban on U.S. beef that’s been in place since 2003. The agreement was struck between President Donald Trump and China President Xi (she) Jinping over the weekend. Meat industry publication Meatingplace reports the opportunity for U.S. beef exporters could be significant. The greater China region, which includes …
Trade Is Critical to U.S. Livestock Industry
It was a record crowd in Nashville, Tennessee last week for the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention, and one of those attendees was Phil Seng, president and CEO of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). While USMEF deals with trade issues every day, he knows it’s a subject that is on everyone’s mind right now.
November Pork Exports Set Record
U.S. pork exports set a monthly volume record in November, helping overall U.S. red meat exports build momentum. Both beef and pork exports were 20 percent higher than last year in both volume and value. Statistics compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation show that November pork exports totaled 225,757 metric tons, up 24 percent year-over-year and breaking the previous …