Americans Love of Beef

Beef it's what's for dinner. And when you sit down to enjoy a tender juicy steak there is no better to get that steak from the United States. The vast majority of beef is born, raised and processed in the US, but I can't say all beef consumed is from the US. US Meat Export Federation spokesperson Joe Schuele says meat imports are important of international relations.

While Americans love their steak, they have an obsession with hamburgers, so the vast majority of the beef that is imported is for grinding beef, beef mixed in with American beef to make hamburgers served predominantly in fast food chains.

The fact the US imports any beef probably frustrates some beef producers, but the fact exists that America's demand for ground beef is greater than supply. Schuele doesn't view that as a bad thing.

Overall the US exports substantially more beef that what is imported - whether you are talking about Livers exported to Egypt, hearts and livers shipped to Peru or Short Ribs sold to Korea. In 2012, the US exported about 1.4 times as much beef as was imported.

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