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AMI Releases Meat and Poultry Facts 2000

Saturday, October 14, 2000
 

Las Vegas, NV - The export value of livestock, meat and related products totaled $8.7 billion in 1999 and strong beef, pork and broiler export sales so far this year point to an increase in total industry export value in 2000, according to Meat and Poultry Facts 2000, released this month by the American Meat Institute (AMI).

Now available in its 29th edition, Meat and Poultry Facts is the premier statistical publication of the meat and poultry industry. In more than 50 pages of charts, tables and graphics, AMI presents data and trends about livestock cycles and prices, livestock and poultry slaughter and meat production, industry sales and capital expenditures, employee numbers, wage levels and worker safety statistics, meat and poultry prices at different levels of the marketing chain, per capita consumption of and consumer spending on meat and poultry, and foreign trade and foreign markets.

Meat and Poultry Facts 2000 reports that last year’s total U.S. beef output of 26.5 billion pounds was a new record, eclipsing the 1976 production record. Total poultry production also set a record with 35.5 billion pounds produced, a nine percent increase over 1998 poultry production levels.

Meat and Poultry Facts 2000 data also indicates that numbers of both cattle and hogs continued their cyclical decline in 1999. Contraction of the national cattle herd has been underway since 1995, but profits in the cow-calf sector for the past several years have set the stage for a turnaround in cattle numbers. Losses in the hog production sector in late 1998 and 1999 have also abated, and hog supplies are expected to begin increasing next year. The supply increases in cattle and hog numbers will occur in production sectors significantly different from what existed at the beginning of the 1990s.

Meat and Poultry Facts 2000 provides essential details to accurately identify trends in the meat and poultry industry. No other publication compiles as wide a range of information in as clear and understandable a format as Meat and Poultry Facts.

Meat and Poultry Facts 2000 is an essential tool to promote a better understanding of the dynamic American meat and poultry industry,” said AMI President J. Patrick Boyle.

Meat and Poultry Facts 2000 was compiled using data gathered from official U.S. sources, including the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Commerce.

Copies of Meat and Poultry Facts 2000 will be available during AMI Convention Featuring the Innovation Showcase at the Watt Publishing booth for $24 or can be ordered by contacting Kathy Appel of Watt Publishing by telephone at 815/734-4171 or by email at appel@wattmm.com. Orders may also be sent to 122 S. Wesley Avenue, Mt. Morris, IL, 61054, or faxed to 815/734-9091.

AMI represents the interests of packers and processors of beef, pork, lamb, veal and turkey products and their suppliers throughout North America. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute provides legislative, regulatory and public relations services, conducts scientific and economic research, offers marketing and technical assistance and sponsors education programs.


For more information contact:
Janet Riley
Vice President, Public Affairs
703-841-2400
jriley@meatinstitute.org

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