Brazilian pork will head to China in 2012

Brazil is back in China’s market as the first shipments of Brazilian pork are expected to start moving in early 2012. Some authorized production companies can export the meat starting in November, according to an official with the Brazilian Association of Pork Meat Producers. FULL STORY »

Animal ID lag puts U.S. meat exports at risk

U.S. pork producers committed to a swine identification program back in 1987. Then and now, producers recognized animal ID’s role in assuring traceback abilities to domestic and export markets as well as ensuring the health of the U.S. swine herd. Now a new study outlines the details. FULL STORY »

South Korea imports record amounts of pork, beef

South Korea has significantly stepped up its importation of pork and beef products so far this year, including supplies from the United States. That includes a 120 percent increase in U.S. pork. FULL STORY »

USMEF confronts pork export challenges

With more than 80 countries importing U.S. pork so far this year, a record for exports may be achievable in 2011. That's not to say attaining the new record will come easy. Successfully meeting challenges in the form of increasing pork prices and fluctuations in international currencies will continue to be necessary. FULL STORY »

USMEF seminar popular with pork producers (audio)

International marketing was firmly on the minds of many pork producers attending the World Pork Expo in Des Moines last week, where a seminar conducted by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) made for a very popular and informative destination. FULL STORY »

China’s meat labeling requirements trouble for U.S. (audio)

China has imposed new labeling requirements on imported meat products that are certain to cause problems for exporters of U.S. pork. The requirements are effective June 1. FULL STORY »

U.S. meat exports reach new per-head value levels

Exports of U.S. beef and pork continued on a record-setting pace in March, with beef posting a 65 percent gain in value versus year-ago levels and pork showing an impressive 40 percent increase, according to statistics compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). FULL STORY »

U.S. pork thriving in Central America (audio)

Central America is one of the fastest growing regions for U.S. pork exports. In 2010, exports climbed almost 50 percent in value to $93 million, and they are up by another 15 percent so far this year. FULL STORY »

USMEF steps up U.S. pork campaign in South Korea

As the United States/South Korea free-trade agreement approval is expected to be finalized in the coming months, the U.S. Meat Export Federation is expanding and intensifying U.S. pork promotions aimed at Korean consumers, importers and meat industry professionals. FULL STORY »

U.S. pork butt subject of global initiative (audio)

The pork shoulder butt is a tender, flavorful and affordable cut that may not be reaching its full potential in some overseas export markets. A global initiative by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) is out to change that by working with foreign buyers on new ways to promote and merchandise this often-underutilized cut. FULL STORY »

USMEF relief, recovery programs continue in Japan

Despite the presence of ongoing earthquake aftershocks and tens of thousands of displaced citizens, the U.S. Meat Export Federation's Japan office is continuing with the vast majority of its scheduled programs in the No. 1 export value market for U.S. pork and No. 3 beef market. At the same time, it is actively involved in the relief effort. FULL STORY »

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