LIVESTOCK MARKETS: January meat export volumes larger

Export value for pork and beef slips despite export volume increase.

January exports of U.S. beef and pork were modestly higher than a year ago, but export value slipped for both products, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

Beef exports increased 3% in volume from a year ago to 82,301 metric tons, but the value was down 13% to $438.1 million. Exports to most Asian markets, which were affected early last year by an impasse in the West Coast port labor dispute, incr

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