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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