U.S. Livestock Genetics Export, Inc.

USLGE members match international producers with sources in the United States that offer genetics with superior credentials. The combined resources of USLGE members include most major species and breeds — resources that are unmatched by any other single organization.

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USLGE members include a broad base of U.S. livestock organizations (dairy, beef, swine, horse, sheep, and goats) as well as embryo and semen industries, the livestock export sector, and State Departments of Agriculture.

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Nov082022

Kansans representing the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) and the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) participated in a USDA Foreign Agricultural Service trade mission to Kenya and Tanzania on October 30–November 4, 2022. Deputy Secretary Kelsey Olson and International Trade Director Suzanne Ryan-Numrich, Manhattan, represented KDA on the mission, and Lance Rezac, Onaga, represented USSEC. The mission focus was to explore new opportunities in East and Central Africa, where local country visions of food and nutrition security and strong economic growth is driving demand for imported food and farm products.

“Kenya is the economic, financial, and logistical hub for East and Central Africa. Consumer consumption is centered around commodities which are produced in Kansas,” said Olson. “I see potential for Kansans to provide livestock genetics to enhance existing livestock production as well as provide technical expertise in many areas as their markets grow.”

The mission was possible through KDA’s membership in USLGE with funding from USDA's Market Access Program. For more information, including upcoming trade mission opportunities, contact Ryan-Numrich at Suzanne.Numrich@ks.gov or 785-564-6704.

Source: Kansas Department of Agriculture (News Releases, Nov. 8, 2022)

Oct312022

USDA Deputy Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh arrived today in Nairobi to launch a USDA agribusiness trade mission to Kenya and Tanzania. The U.S. delegation includes representatives from 32 agribusinesses and farm organizations (including USLGE) that are looking to establish trade relationships and explore opportunities for U.S. agricultural exports to East Africa. Trade mission participants will engage directly with potential importers, receive in-depth market briefings, and participate in site visits.

Source: USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (News Release, Oct. 31, 2022)

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Dr. Martin Sieber, USLGE President and CEO, represented USLGE at the Philippines agricultural trade mission sponsored in July 2022 by USDA and led by Foreign Agricultural Service Administration Daniel Whitley. USLGE was 1 of 29 U.S. agribusinesses and farm organizations to participate in the trade mission to Manila, Philippines. The Philippines is the 8th largest market for U.S. agricultural exports, averaging $3.1 billion annually during the last 5 years. Source: USLGE

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