Beef (including variety meat) exports in May hit 184.6 million lbs., the largest volume since December 2003, reports the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). That tonnage also represents 78% of the May 2003 export volume and 97% of its value at nearly $309 million. In addition, the January-May volume of 784.8 million lbs. is 29% higher, and the value ($1.25 billion) is 39% higher than the same period last year. Find more information at