Why is U.S. meat so popular overseas?

U.S. meat is proving to be very popular on the global market. Last year set a record for beef and pork exports.

According to the U.S. Meat Export Federation, it indicates broad-based growth, in more than just one country. The Asian markets are up, and there is also a lot of growth in regions, like Central America.

“You’re starting to see these emerging economies, emerging middle classes in some of these countries. What happens when they get a little more spending power? They want a higher quality food, and that’s what we’re seeing in beef and pork,” Dan Hallstrom explains.

He says that a vast majority of U.S. produced variety meats are exported, which adds more than $2 million dollars in sales.


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