China’s Return to U.S. Poultry Creates Export Boon

The USA Poultry and Egg Export Council reported a breakout 2020 in spite of the pandemic because China reopened its market to the products in late 2019.

The council’s Greg Tyler said China in 2020 quickly became a top two market for U.S. poultry alongside Mexico.

“And it continues to grow. We’ve had a phenomenal amount of success getting back into the Chinese market,” he said.

China is one of the few places on Earth that imports chicken paws.

“Chicken paws normally would go to the rendering plant here in the U.S. at about $0.02 per pound. But the Chinese will pay $0.80 on up.”

He says there are other populations that consume chicken paws, but China is by far the biggest customer.

Source: Brownfield Ag News