Beef exports on record pace

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Beef exports reached a new volume high in May, while pork export volume was the third largest on record, according to export data released by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) last week.

“The outstanding May performance is especially gratifying when you consider where red meat exports stood a year ago,” said USMEF CEO Dan Halstrom.

May beef exports soared to a record 133,440 metric tons, up 68% from a year ago, and value increased 88% to $904.3 million. May pork exports totaled 283,617 metric tons, up 16% from a year ago and the third largest on record. Export value for pork exceeded $800 million for...

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