U.S. DAIRY TRADE VALUES SET RECORD
Dairy exports reached a new record-high $5.1 billion last year, up $1.4 billion from 2012, according to the Livestock Marketing Information Center (LMIC). The largest percentage increase was in butter, which nearly doubled in trade value. All dairy product categories posted year-over-year gains in dollar value. Live dairy cattle was the only category not experiencing double-digit growth.
A special offer effective until April 15 allows livestock producers from all segments of the industry to become certified through the Beef Quality Assurance program, according to KLA Vice President of Communications Todd Domer.