Pork Exports Keep US Bacon and Rib Prices Affordable
“Huge customer base there, you know, more than half of the world's population is in that region of the world. So we want to be a part of anything that's going on there and we are getting some positive movement they're getting more product in the India we recently got tariffs lowered a little bit and Vietnam, some exciting things going on.”
On that note, he says that US Pork Producers are proving themselves when it comes to lowering the carbon footprint.
“We're measuring our I guess, sustainability, and we're excited about the numbers we're seeing. Poor producers have a great story to tell there we raise pigs which produce some manure and the manure is then applied to crop ground to raise corn and soybeans for the next big crop. So we've done that for years and years and we know that's good for soil health, good for the environment. We've decreased the amount of water that we need and decrease the amount of grain we need per pound of pork consistently for the last 50 years.”
Scott Hays, president of the National Pork Producers Council.