Red meat exports climb

Red meat exports climb

U.S. pork and beef ex­­ports in July were up from a year ago, but values were mixed due to retaliatory tariffs placed on U.S. pork, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) said last week.

Pork exports totaled 176,413 metric tons (mt) in July, up 1.5 percent from a year ago, valued at $465.3 million — down 5 percent year-over-year and the lowest monthly value since February 2016, the USMEF said. For the first seven months of the year, pork exports remained 2 percent ahead of last year’s record volume...

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