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Animal meat, product exports rise during first half of 2018

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) concludes all major meats saw year-over-year growth, based off of data from the first half of the year. Dairy exports led the way, increasing nearly 20-percent. The organization says the boost is the result of competitive prices. Lamb and mutton exports followed, increasing 16-percent. Demand from Asian countries pushed beef and veal exports up 15-percent.

Pork exports, for the first half, saw a six-percent increase over a year ago. Mexico, South Korea, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean increased their U.S. pork imports. Poultry exports saw decent growth in turkey meat, up six-percent, and in broiler meat and eggs, up two- and one-percent, respectively.

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