Beef exports booming

Beef (including variety meat) exports in May hit 184.6 million lbs., the largest volume since December 2003, reports the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). That tonnage also represents 78% of the May 2003 export volume and 97% of its value at nearly $309 million. In addition, the January-May volume of 784.8 million lbs. is 29% higher, and the value ($1.25 billion) is 39% higher than the same period

Beef (including variety meat) exports in May hit 184.6 million lbs., the largest volume since December 2003, reports the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). That tonnage also represents 78% of the May 2003 export volume and 97% of its value at nearly $309 million. In addition, the January-May volume of 784.8 million lbs. is 29% higher, and the value ($1.25 billion) is 39% higher than the same period last year. Find more information at www.usmef.org/TradeLibrary/Statistics.asp.