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March beef, pork exports remain solid

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Exports of U.S. pork and beef registered a solid performance in March, led by extremely strong pork sales to Mexico and a surge in beef exports to Vietnam, Japan and the Middle East.

Beef plus beef variety meat exports for the month jumped by five percent in volume over March 2008, but declined by about one percent in value. This was due in large part to a 17 percent decline in variety meat export value, offsetting a four percent increase in muscle cut value. In the first quarter, beef exports increased three percent in volume to 203,475 metric tons (448.6 million pounds) and by one percent in value to $690.9 million. Exports accounted for 9.5 percent of beef and variety meat production in the first quarter.

Pork plus pork variety meat exports rose 16 percent in volume and 17 percent in value over March 2008. Compared to the first quarter of 2008, pork exports have risen by eight percent in volume to 489,348 metric tons (1.08 billion pounds) and by 10 percent in value to $1.12 billion. More than 23 percent of first quarter pork and variety meat production was exported.

Exports of U.S. pork and beef registered a solid performance in March, led by extremely strong pork sales to Mexico and a surge in beef exports to Vietnam, Japan and the Middle East.

Beef plus beef variety meat exports for the month jumped by five percent in volume over March 2008, but declined by about one percent in value. This was due in large part to a 17 percent decline in variety meat export value, offsetting a four percent increase in muscle cut value. In the first quarter, beef exports increased three percent in volume to 203,475 metric tons (448.6 million pounds) and by one percent in value to $690.9 million. Exports accounted for 9.5 percent of beef and variety meat production in the first quarter.

Pork plus pork variety meat exports rose 16 percent in volume and 17 percent in value over March 2008. Compared to the first quarter of 2008, pork exports have risen by eight percent in volume to 489,348 metric tons (1.08 billion pounds) and by 10 percent in value to $1.12 billion. More than 23 percent of first quarter pork and variety meat production was exported.

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Exports of U.S. pork and beef registered a solid performance in March, led by extremely strong pork sales to Mexico and a surge in beef exports to Vietnam, Japan and the Middle East.

Beef plus beef variety meat exports for the month jumped by five percent in volume over March 2008, but declined by about one percent in value. This was due in large part to a 17 percent decline in variety meat export value, offsetting a four percent increase in muscle cut value. In the first quarter, beef exports increased three percent in volume to 203,475 metric tons (448.6 million pounds) and by one percent in value to $690.9 million. Exports accounted for 9.5 percent of beef and variety meat production in the first quarter.

Pork plus pork variety meat exports rose 16 percent in volume and 17 percent in value over March 2008. Compared to the first quarter of 2008, pork exports have risen by eight percent in volume to 489,348 metric tons (1.08 billion pounds) and by 10 percent in value to $1.12 billion. More than 23 percent of first quarter pork and variety meat production was exported.

Exports of U.S. pork and beef registered a solid performance in March, led by extremely strong pork sales to Mexico and a surge in beef exports to Vietnam, Japan and the Middle East.

Beef plus beef variety meat exports for the month jumped by five percent in volume over March 2008, but declined by about one percent in value. This was due in large part to a 17 percent decline in variety meat export value, offsetting a four percent increase in muscle cut value. In the first quarter, beef exports increased three percent in volume to 203,475 metric tons (448.6 million pounds) and by one percent in value to $690.9 million. Exports accounted for 9.5 percent of beef and variety meat production in the first quarter.

Pork plus pork variety meat exports rose 16 percent in volume and 17 percent in value over March 2008. Compared to the first quarter of 2008, pork exports have risen by eight percent in volume to 489,348 metric tons (1.08 billion pounds) and by 10 percent in value to $1.12 billion. More than 23 percent of first quarter pork and variety meat production was exported.