Momentum Continues for U.S. Pork Exports in February; Beef Exports Below Year-Ago

Sabrina Halvorson U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)

U.S. pork exports remained strong in February, seeing double-digit increases over last year in both volume and value. But, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), beef exports were lower year-over-year despite improvement from the low totals posted in January. February pork exports totaled 219,729 metric tons (mt), up 11% from a …

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USMEF on Meat Exports to China

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Pork

Last week, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) held their annual Strategic Planning Conference in Tucson, Arizona. During a media conference call, USMEF Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific, Joel Haggard, talked first about African Swine Fever (ASF) and it’s impacts on the pork trade. But when it comes to U.S. beef going to China, Haggard said the U.S. has a very …

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Strong August U.S. Pork Exports, Beef Exports Trail Last Year

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Pork

U.S. pork exports posted very strong results in August, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), but beef exports were below the record-large totals of August 2018. Joe Schuele has more details. August pork exports increased 22% from a year ago to 221,586 metric tons (mt), while export value climbed 19% to …


USMEF Leading Delegation of Producers in Japan

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Livestock, Trade

On August 25th it was announced that the U.S. and Japan had agreed in principle on a trade deal that will greatly improve access for U.S. red meat in Japan, the largest value destination for U.S. pork and beef exports. This week, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has been leading a delegation of pork, beef, corn and soybean producers and other U.S. ag …


Strong Finish to First Half for U.S. Pork, Beef Exports

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

(NAFB) — U.S. pork and beef exports were above year-ago levels in both volume and value in June, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Led by a rebound in Mexico and China, pork export value was the highest in 14 months. June pork exports posted double-digit gains in both volume and value, reaching 212,800 metric tons, valued at $569.2 …