Tour Touts U.S. Meats
Richard Smith DTN Tokyo Correspondent
Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:24 AM CDT

TOKYO (DTN) -- To take greater advantage of the Japanese demand for meats, beef exporters need to make more volume available, while those in the pork business must introduce more value-added cuts.

Those were some of the insights awaiting a group of representatives from U.S. commodity groups during a tour of Japan the week of July 7.

Because of the drought and consequent culling of livestock, the U.S. beef herd is running at its lowest size since 1952 and producers are challenged to satisfy Japanese demand, Cattlemen's Beef Board Chairman Weldon Wynn said. Wynn operates a cow-calf operation of 200 ...

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