Increase in U.S. Pork and Beef Exports

P. Scott Shearer, Vice President

May 16, 2014

1 Min Read
Increase in U.S. Pork and Beef Exports

U.S. beef and pork exports for March saw double-digit increases in key markets including China, South Korea, and Mexico according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). 

Pork exports reached their highest monthly total since October 2012.  Pork exports increased by 29% in both volume (209,704 metric tons) and value ($606.7 million). 

Total pork exports represented 31.5 percent of total U.S. pork production in March.  This compares to 28% a year ago. 

A new record of $69.93 was set for the export value per head slaughtered.  This compares to $50.38 last year.  Beef exports increased 12% in volume (93,380 metric tons) and 17 percent in value ($516.2 million) in March. 

Beef exports represented 14 percent of total production with an export value per head of fed slaughter of $271.57.  This compares to 12% of total production and $222.20 export value last year. 


About the Author(s)

P. Scott Shearer

Vice President, Bockorny Group, Inc.

Scott Shearer is vice president of the Bockorny Group Inc., a leading bipartisan government affairs consulting firm in Washington, D.C. With more than 30 years experience in government and corporate relations in state and national arenas, he is recognized as a leader in agricultural trade issues, having served as co-chairman of the Agricultural Coalition for U.S.-China Trade and co-chairman of the Agricultural Coalition for Trade Promotion Authority. Scott was instrumental in the passage of China Permanent Normal Trade Relations and TPA. He is past chairman of the USDA-USTR Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Animals and Animal Products and was a member of the USAID Food Security Advisory Committee. Prior to joining the Bockorny Group, Scott served as director of national relations for Farmland Industries Inc., as well as USDA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs (1993-96), serving as liaison for the Secretary of Agriculture and the USDA to Congress.

Subscribe to Our Newsletters
National Hog Farmer is the source for hog production, management and market news

You May Also Like