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Wednesday 13th July 2016.
Alice Mitchell - TheBeefSite Editor

Alice Mitchell
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US Beef Exports Improving in Asian Markets

This week, there was good news for US beef exporters as recent data showed May beef export volume increased 12 per cent from a year ago to 219.3 million pounds.

The rise was driven by improvements in exports to Japan, South Korea and Mexico, the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) reported.

“With domestic beef supplies being very tight in both Japan and Korea, our spring marketing campaigns have focused on presenting US beef as a high-quality, reasonably priced alternative,” said USMEF President and CEO Philip Seng – click here to read more.

Analysts Steve Meyer and Len Steiner said this week that US beef exports had benefited from the lower prices of US product relative to Australian products on the Asian markets.

The analysts added: “Australian cattle supplies are extremely tight and cattle prices there have hit all time record highs. This is due to extreme liquidation in the last three years and a modest improvement in moisture conditions.” – Read more.

In other news, Canada has improved market access for its beef exports recently, with first Mexican markets to be reopened to older cattle from 1 October, and now Taiwan’s markets reopened.

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) President Dan Darling welcomed the news.

“When the border is open, Taiwan is usually one of our top 10 export markets for Canadian beef,” he said. “All of these market expansions are important; every gain in market access supports competition for Canadian beef.” - Read more.



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This Week's Articles and Analysis

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Global Beef Industry News

   United States

CME: Australia's Loss is US's Gain for Beef Exports
Watch Out for Lead Poisoning in Cattle
US Beef Exports Gain Momentum in Japan, South Korea, Mexico
CME: Beef Markets Solid Despite Large Slaughter Volumes
Cattle Outlook: Corn Futures Aiding US Feeder Cattle Futures
CME: US Beef Export Rates Benefit from Lower Prices
CME: US Beef Production Grows in First Six Months of 2016

   Global

Global Food Prices Increased Rapidly in June

   Canada

Taiwan Lifts Ban on Canadian Beef
Canadian Farmers More Stressed, Study Shows

   Ireland

US Market Access for Ireland Extended to Include Grinding Beef
Will Ireland Have an Autumn Cattle Glut?

   United Kingdom

Consumers Put Off After Tough Steak Experiences

   France

Latest Bluetongue Outbreaks: Further Spread in France

   Germany

Researchers Find Gene Mutation Behind Juvenile Mortality in Calves

   Poland

Poland’s Beef Exports Rise, but Consumption Still Low

   European Union

Promising Progress on Vaccine Against Fascioliasis

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