Red Meat Exports See Strong Third Quarter

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Beef, Export, Export, Meat, Pork, USMEF

September was another solid month for U.S. red meat exports, with pork, beef and lamb totals well above year-ago levels, According to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), September was a solid month for red meat exports, including pork, beef, and lamb. The report showed that September beef export volume was down slightly … Read More

USMEF Strategically Planning for Future

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, Beef, Export, International, USMEF

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) conducted a media conference call this morning from the USMEF Strategic Planning Conference in Carlsbad, California. The call was held as USMEF looks forward to celebrating its 40th Anniversary, and featured opening remarks from Philip Seng, USMEF president and CEO, Joel Haggard, senior vice president, Asia Pacific, and Chad Russell, regional director, Mexico, Central … Read More

A-Maizing DDGS at #ExEx16

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, corn, distillers grains, ethanol, Export, Export, Feed

Research continues to show the value of dried distillers grains (DDGS) as a high quality animal feed, and the need to increase global demand for DDGS was a hot topic of discussion at this year’s Export Exchange. Dr. Jerry Shurston, professor at the University of Minnesota and Consultant for the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), gave a presentation during this year’s … Read More

Global DDGS Utilization Discussion

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, distillers grains, ethanol, Export, Feed, Grain, International

A panel of U.S. Grains Council consultants traded international perspectives on the utilization of the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains (DDGS) in various countries during the Export Exchange 2016 in Detroit last week. The panel included (pictured left to right) Indonesia consultant Dr. Budi Tangendjaja, Moroccan consultant Dr. A. Ait Boulahsen, USGC Global Trade manager Alvaro Cordero and moderator Kevin … Read More

Showcasing U.S. Red Meat at SIAL Paris

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, Beef, Events, Export, Export, International, Pork, USMEF

On this week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), Dan Halstrom, USMEF senior vice president for marketing, discusses his recent experience showcasing U.S. beef and pork with USMEF and several of its member companies at SIAL Paris. The global food show is held every two years, and this year’s event attracted approximately 7,000 exhibitors and over 100,000 … Read More

USMEF Honors Vetter, Gustafson

Jamie JohansenAg Group, award, Export, Meat, USMEF

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has announced the recipients of its Michael J. Mansfield Award and Distinguished Service Award. Both will be presented at the USMEF 40th Anniversary & Strategic Planning Conference, Nov. 2-4 in Carlsbad, California. The 2016 Mansfield Award recipient is Ambassador Darci Vetter, chief agricultural negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). The … Read More

Chefs From Barbados Visit Colorado Lamb Plant

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, Export, Lamb, Sheep, USMEF

This week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) discusses a USMEF-sponsored trip that recently brought a team of chefs from the Caribbean island of Barbados to Colorado for a firsthand look at the quality and versatility of U.S. lamb. During their visit, the team received a tour of the Superior Farms lamb plant in Denver. Shane McKenzie, … Read More

Dairy Groups Hosting Webinar on EU Geographical Indications

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Agribusiness, Dairy, Export, Export, International, National Milk, USDEC

The three national dairy trade associations have plans to unveil a major economic analysis on the consequences of surrendering to the European Union on common cheese names in a webinar for media Tuesday, October 11, at 11 a.m. EDT. The webinar will include a 60-page analysis that shows how the EU’s anti-competitive approach to geographical indications will cost U.S. dairy … Read More

USMEF Hosts South Korean Meat Buyers

Lizzy SchultzAgribusiness, Beef, Export, Export, International, Pork, USMEF

This week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) discusses the home meal replacement (HMR) trends becoming popular among South Korean consumers and the ways that U.S. pork and beef industries can help fill this need. A team of South Koren meat buyers recently visited the U.S. to learn more about the trend and look into possible ways … Read More

Steps Remain for U.S. Beef Exports to China

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Export, Export, USMEF

On this week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), Thad Lively, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) senior vice president for trade access, provides his insight on the announcement that China has lifted its BSE-related ban on imports of U.S. beef. In the report, Lively notes that lifting the ban is contingent on a list of requirements China … Read More