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Poultry and egg export value up 10.5 percent in 2017, biggest gain for industry since 2013

U.S. poultry and egg exports increased in value by 10.5 percent in 2017, the biggest annual gain since 2013, marking an impressive recovery by the industry from the severe impact of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) crisis three years ago.

Combined exports of U.S. poultry and eggs were $4.509 billion in 2017, up $427.1 million from 2016, according to trade data released this week by USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.

The value of poultry and egg exports had declined in the wake of the HPAI outbreak in 2014 and 2015. Export value fell 25.8 percent in 2015, alone. The crisis cost the U.S. industry more than $4 billion, the worst revenue loss in the industry’s history.

See more in the Feb. 12 edition of MondayLine.

Meat and Poultry Science and Processing Program starts in Mexico

Under Illinois Soybean Association funding, USAPEEC, along with the Mexican Association of Federally Inspected Establishments (ANETIF), and the Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) started the first of six modules of the fourth Meat and Poultry Science and Processing Program in Mexico, Alma Lilia de Leon, USAPEEC Mexico City Office director, reported.

The first module was inaugurated in Monterrey last week by Edgar Navarro, current president of Foundation ANETIF, Martin Lopez/Director of Continuing Education at ITESM, and de Leon. The three-day first module attracted a record number of 41 participants from 16 processing plants and non-meat suppliers from 10 different cities in Mexico.

See more in the Feb. 12 edition of MondayLine.

USAPEEC to loom large at Gulfood 2018

USAPEEC will have a large presence at Gulfood, Feb. 18-22. The USAPEEC pavilion, which won the Best in Show Award for booth over 100 square meters in 2017, will be located in Hall 4 stand D4-42.

Companies exhibiting at the pavilion, which is funded in part by Illinois Soybean Association and Indiana Soybean Alliance, include Perdue Foods, Mirasco, Crider, Mountaire Farms, Globex International, PMI, Intervision Foods, AJC International, Evia Foods, Interra International, Lamex Foods, Boston Agrex, American Egg Board (AEB), and Grove Services.

Taste of the USA will be in the Za’beel Plaza (stand ZP-D22) where USAPEEC has partnered with AEB, U.S. Dairy Export Council, and U.S. Meat Export Federation to showcase and sample culinary concoctions. USAPEEC’s culinary demonstrations are also funded in part by Indiana Soybean Alliance, Illinois Soybean Association, and AEB.

See more information in the Feb. 12 edition of MondayLine.

USAPEEC Meetings

USAPEEC Annual Meeting – Costa Rica
June 11-14, 2018

On-Line Room Reservations

Registration and Sponsorship Sponsorship only

Golf Tour Tennis Tour

Cancun Registration

What's New

USAPEEC does not buy or sell poultry or eggs. However, it does facilitate the process between buyers and sellers, in order to accomplish its stated mission of helping to increase exports of U.S. poultry and egg products in the international marketplace. This section is devoted to helping buyers find sellers of specific products. Here, the buyer can request product information and learn more about available products through poultry and egg buyers guides.


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