USMEF: July Beef, Pork Exports Rebound but Still Below Year-Ago

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There’s some good news about U.S. pork and beef exports for the month of July.

According to the press release, July exports of U.S. beef rebounded from recent lows but remained below 2019 levels, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). U.S. pork exports, which are on a record pace in 2020, were also down from a year ago in July but increased compared to June. July lamb exports increased year-over-year and were the largest of 2020.

“I think the last half of this year on pork, we are definitely going to set a new record for the year,” says Dan Halstrom, the President and CEO of the U.S. Meat Export Federation. “Of course, a lot of that is driven by China. Some of these other markets are also pulling their weight. It is a diversified effort across many different countries, which is a good thing.”

Read the rest of the release here.