US meat exports make headway in Asia


US beef exports were up 28% to South Korea and 16% to Japan from January to August, and pork exports to China were up 94%, said the US Meat Export Federation. Joel Haggard, Senior Vice President for the Asia Pacific region said US beef is in a stronger position than it was a couple of years ago.

He acknowledged that the gains were mostly due to low cattle and beef export supplies in Australia and rising prices of Australian beef. Asia remains a battlefield for pork, due to the European Union’s market share and competitive prices, especially for frozen meat. But the US is making great progress on the chilled side, he said.


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