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Lift in Australian Beef Exports to US

04 October 2013
Meat & Livestock Australia

AUSTRALIA - Australian beef exports to the US were 10 per cent higher during September than the same time last year, reaching 19,560 tonnes according to figures from the Department of Agriculture.

Meat and Livestock Australia said that most of the increase was in manufacturing meat, which lifted 14 per cent on last year, to 13,652 tonnes, to account for 70 per cent of total shipments.

There were substantial lifts in some cuts, but from lower bases, including silverside/outside (up 54 per cent, to 1,129 tonnes) and thin flank/knuckle (up 29 per cent, to 426 tonnes).

On the higher value end of the scale, shipments of tenderloin (364 tonnes), striploin (241 tonnes swt) and rump (226 tonnes) were relatively steady on last year, while cube roll jumped 68 per cent, to 124 tonnes.

Topside/inside and shin/shank exports were noticeably lower compared with last year, dropping 25 per cent, to 954 tonnes swt and 42 per cent, to 306 tonnes swt, respectively.

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