US red meat exports see major growth
US exports of beef and pork saw a significant year-on-year growth in January of this year.
According to the latest figures from the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF), beef volume exports totalled 96,488 metric tons (mt), up 17% from a year ago, valued at $515.5 million (m) – up 18% and the highest ever for the month of January. Export value per head of fed slaughter was $256.62, up 7% from a year ago.
Pork exports were up 21% from a year ago in volume terms (202,667 mt) and jumped 26% in value terms to $508.6m. Pork export value averaged $50.23 per head slaughtered, up 21% from a year ago.
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