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LIVESTOCK MARKETS: U.S. beef export value, pork export volume set records in 2017

Global demand helps absorb large domestic beef and pork supplies.

Last year was a record-breaking year for U.S. red meat exports, with beef export value exceeding $7 billion for only the second time and pork exports easily surpassing the previous year’s volume record, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

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