Beef, Pork Export Numbers Remain Strong

3/9/18 Meat Exports Continue to Show Strength
A butcher selling pork returns change to a customer at a market in Beijing, China, March 25, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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After a record-breaking year in 2017, U.S. beef and pork exports are starting 2018 with strength.

According to the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), beef export volume in January was uo 9 percent year-over-year with value surging 21 percent.

Pork exports remained steady as well. Export value increased 7 percent.

Joe Schuele, communications director for USMEF, says beef and pork demand to Mexico and Canada is strong.

Hear Schuele’s discuss the beef and pork export numbers on AgDay above.

 

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