The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) builds international markets for red meat, which equates to bushels of grain exported in the form of protein. In fact, a study on the value of red meat exports in 2018 showed beef and pork exports used a combined total of nearly 14.9 million tons of corn and DDGS. Since the study conducted in 2015, one in every four bushels of added feed demand for corn is due to beef and pork exports.
In the last decade, CCPC and USMEF have focused on projects to build meat demand in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and the Caribbean. These projects have varied from retail and consumer promotions to cutting, grading and buyer training programs.