December trade statistics were recently released which finalize the 2019 year. Pork exports were record large at 6.3 billion lbs. (carcass weight) for 2019, exceeding the prior year’s record by 7.6% (444.9 million lbs.). Beef exports totaled 3.0 billion pounds, down 4.1% from the prior year. Broiler meat exports were 7.1 billion pounds, up marginally by 0.6% from last year.
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