Positive Beef Exports
The global appetite for U.S. beef continued to grow in September, with American red meat exports maintaining solid momentum through the first nine months of 2010, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), contractor to the Beef Checkoff Program.
Beef exports continued their torrid pace in September with a 30.2 percent jump in value over year-ago levels while volume climbed 16.6 percent. For the month, the U.S. exported 86,182 metric tons of beef valued at $339.3 million. For the year, beef exports are up 16 percent in volume and 27 percent in value to 766,791 metric tons valued at $2.9 billion.
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