Dan Halstrom, U.S. Meat Export Federation, Says There is Strong Global Demand For U.S. Beef Exports


Oklahoma Farm Report

07 Jun 2021


Global demand for U.S. meat, and beef in particular, is strong, said Dan Halstrom, president and CEO of the U.S. Meat Export Federation.


He recently spoke with Radio Oklahoma Agriculture Network Associate Farm Director and Editor KC Sheperd following their spring conference on market diversification.


One of the obvious things was the momentum March stats showed us on both beef and pork (exports), Halstrom said.


We had a record number for beef exports in March with almost 125,000 tons, he said.


The real story is the incremental growth in China for beef, he said.


Halstrom added other markets including South Korea, Philippines and South America also showed strong growth demand.


Another take away is the numbers could have been even better as Halstrom pointed out transportation bottlenecks around the globe slowed beef movement...


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