Trade brings value to beef production

Trade brings value to beef production

A Kentucky cattleman says he’s often asked by beef producers why the U.S. exports beef if it has to import it.

Andy Bishop, chairman of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board tells Brownfield, “We can certainly add value with this export market and still not be taking away from our supply at home.”

He says the US Meat Export Federation recently released a report outlining the importance of trade. “The value the export market adds to that carcass was $454 a head in the in the first quarter of 2024,” Bishop says.

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