Meat exports plummet in May


U.S. beef and pork exports were lower in May, due in part to interruptions in slaughter and processing, ac­cording to data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). 

May beef exports were down 33% from a year ago to 79,280 metric tons, the lowest monthly volume in 10 years. Export value fell 34% to $480.1 million. For January through May, beef exports fell 3% below last year’s pace in volume (512,596 metric tons) and 5% lower in...

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