Foreign Countries Seek U.S. Beef - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Foreign Countries Seek U.S. Beef

Posted:

The United States is shipping a lot of beef overseas.
Ag Reporter Sarah Gustin has more on the financial impact those cows are having on our economy.

You aren't the only one who enjoys a cut from the beef case.
More countries are turning to the United States for beef.
John Hinners with the U.S. Meat Export Federation in Denver Colorado says nearly 13% of the United States beef production is exported.
The news gets better for local cattlemen as more countries open their doors to the taste of U.S. beef.
(John Hinners / US Meat Export Federation) "We know that the export market adds anywhere from $200-225 dollars on a fed steers. if we can add a few export markets. China, Russia, that can be a win-win not only for our beef producer, but ultimately their consumers."
A big move in February was Japan accepting U.S. beef that is under 30 months of age.
(John Hinners / US Meat Export Federation) "Ultimately what that does is it allows for about 95% of our U.S. cattle herd to be eligible for export to the Japanese Market. So that's a win-win for cattle producers. We always look for profitability in this industry and the export market has really been driving some of the profitability."
When you think of beef--rib eyes, T-bone and roasts probably come to mind, but other countries are importing our meat for a different cut of choice.
(John Hinners / US Meat Export Federation) "We are sending 90% of our beef tongues outside of the United States. if we are able to add a 10 dollar premium on that one item, on a tongue, by being able to provide that to a culture that enjoys that product. That's ultimately a major spoke in our economic wheel."
Hinners says currently China and Russia are two markets that are closed to U.S. beef that the federation is working to open.

Hinners says currently U.S. beef exports are down 7% for the first four months of 2013.

 

  • AgricultureMore>>

  • Keeping Beef on the Grill

    Keeping Beef on the Grill

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:34:45 GMT
    No meat sizzles more in the summer than beef.
    No meat sizzles more in the summer than beef.
  • Promising Wheat Crop

    Promising Wheat Crop

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-07-15 17:54:44 GMT
    There are more than 7 million acres of wheat planted throughout North Dakota.That's up significantly compared to the 6.1 million acres planted last year.A cool wet spring has made for good growing conditions for wheat--which has many farmers hoping for a bumper crop.But the cool, wet and dewy mornings have many farmers being proactive and applying a fungicide to their fields to protect it from diseases.(Greg Svenningsen / Valley City Farmer) "I think we have a potential for a bumper crop. It ...
    There are more than 7 million acres of wheat planted throughout North Dakota.That's up significantly compared to the 6.1 million acres planted last year.A cool wet spring has made for good growing conditions for wheat--which has many farmers hoping for a bumper crop.But the cool, wet and dewy mornings have many farmers being proactive and applying a fungicide to their fields to protect it from diseases.(Greg Svenningsen / Valley City Farmer) "I think we have a potential for a bumper crop. It ...
  • Land Enhancement Grants

    Land Enhancement Grants

Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.