Dairy, meat demand high despite prices

The high food price environment forced many consumers to reevaluate their spending in recent years. But it hasn’t chased them from the meat or dairy aisle. Sales of red meat, poultry and dairy products remain strong as consumers around the world look to get the most nutrition out of each food dollar, according to industry experts.

In fact, U.S. beef and dairy exports set new records in 2022 while pork exports were the third-largest on record, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) and U.S. Dairy Export Council. “2022 was a groundbreaking year for U.S. beef’s international presence, with global demand stronger than I’ve ever seen in all my years in the industry,” said Dan Halstrom, president and CEO of USMEF.

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