Weekly USMEF Audio Report: Beef Exports Top-of-Mind at Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting
DENVER, CO – July 30, 2019 – Hugh Sanburg, a cattle producer from Eckert, Colo., is secretary/treasurer of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) and serves on the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Executive Committee. Prior to becoming a CBB officer, Sanburg co-chaired the Beef Checkoff Program’s Export Growth Committee, which will hold meetings this week as part of the Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting in Aurora, Colo.
Sanburg offers observations from his time as co-chair of the Export Growth Committee and on the USMEF Executive Committee, noting that these experiences enhanced his understanding of the value beef exports deliver for U.S. cattle producers and the range of cuts and products shipped to international markets. He also gained a greater appreciation for the importance of Mexico and Canada as key destinations for U.S. beef.
The U.S. Meat Export Federation (www.USMEF.org) is the trade association responsible for developing international markets for the U.S. red meat industry. It is funded by USDA; the beef, pork, lamb, corn and soybean checkoff programs, as well as its members representing nine industry sectors: beef/veal producing & feeding, pork producing & feeding, lamb producing & feeding, packing & processing, purveying & trading, oilseeds producing, feedgrains producing, farm organizations and supply & service organizations.
Submitted to the BARN by:
Director of Communications
U.S. Meat Export Federation