U.S. pork exports posted the best month on record in November, reaching new highs in both volume and value, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the USMEF.
Jesse Austin, USMEF vice president of marketing, recently returned from meetings in Japan with importers, distributors and other customers of U.S. pork and beef, which he discusses in this audio clip.
At the recent USMEF Strategic Planning Conference, Joel Haggard, USMEF senior vice president for the Asia Pacific, reported on the situation in Hong Kong, where large street protests have been taking place for months.
Following the full report on August exports for U.S. pork, here are additional highlights from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) report for January-August 2019.
USMEF has announced the recipients of its Distinguished Service Award and Michael J. Mansfield Award. The awards will be presented Nov. 7 at the USMEF Strategic Planning Conference in Tucson, Arizona.
U.S. pork exports were strong in August, according to data released by the USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).
South Korea continues to be the growth pacesetter for U.S. beef exports, as July volume reached 25,104 mt, or 6% higher compared to last year.
U.S. beef export growth to the Philippines is being driven in part by the proliferation of Korean-style barbecue restaurants. Meanwhile pork exports are down, but are expected to pick up, says Joel Haggard, USMEF.
The Latin American Product Showcase saw a mix of current and new customers from emerging markets where the U.S. has been working to grow demand for U.S. red meat, says USMEF president and CEO Dan Halstrom.