USMEF: U.S. pork is experiencing export growth; update on their Spring Conference

The U.S. pork industry is experiencing growth in exports, particularly to Mexico, Korea, Central America, and Colombia.

The U.S. Meat Export Federation says pork exports saw a 6 percent increase in both volume and value for the first quarter of this year compared to the same time a year ago. “We have some optimism, I think, on several fronts in the pork industry, but without a doubt, the international side is definitely one of those positive notes,” said USMEF President Dan Halstrom.

Meanwhile, beef export volume saw a slight decline, while the value of beef exports increased by 9 percent.

The U.S. Meat Export Federation just wrapped up its Spring Conference, focused on challenges and opportunities for expanding global market access for American meat.

National Pork Board’s Courtney Knupp was in attendance and joined RFD-TV’s Tammi Arender for a recap of the event, U.S. pork’s partnership with USMEF, and if there has been any market immersion in which U.S. pork partnered with USMEF.