July 4, 2005


US Q1 beef exports up 162 percent year-on-year


US beef exports for Q1 this year showed a year-on-year increase of 161.6 percent from 2004.

However, this export volume was still 77.3 percent below Q1 of 2003.


Cow slaughter this year through the week ending June 11 was down 6.2 percent from the same period last year. Year-on-year dairy cow and beef cow slaughters for this period were down 5.7 percent and 7.9 percent respectively.


Meanwhile, cattle slaughter under federal inspection was estimated at 652,000 head, up 0.9 percent from last year.

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