Spronk say exports will be key to recovery for the pork market in 2024
By Jean-Paul McDonald
Photo credit: USMEF
The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) announced that Randy Spronk, president and managing partner for Spronk Brothers Holding, was elected chair of USMEF.
Spronk is a past president of the National Pork Producers Council as well as the Pork Producers Association.
Spronk is prioritizing exporting U.S. beef, pork and lamb in the international marketplace.
Spronk acknowledged that the US is experiencing domestic demand challenges for a variety of reasons, but he believes focusing on the international markets will bring profitability back to the domestic swine industry.
“I think it's very important that we actually focus again on our exports,” said Spronk in an audio report. “I think it's one of the things that we've identified in the swine industry is our story on sustainability. That can differentiate. It's because of how we produce our feed. It's about our corn and our soybean, how we utilize that that is our sustainability story that nobody else in the world can replicate."