Mexico is the U.S.’s number one export market, accounting for one-fourth of all U.S. dairy exports totaling $1.4 billion. Nearly 90 percent of the country’s imports come from the U.S.
U.S. Dairy Farmers Touring Mexico Dairy Industry
Pennsylvania dairy farmer and Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) chair Marilyn Hershey, along with four other dairy farmers who serve on the DMI board, are on a dairy mission in Mexico this week with the U.S. Dairy Export Council. The group is forging relationships and gaining insight to the Mexican market.
Stops on the tour included the research and innovation center and UHT plant of Lala, Mexico’s largest dairy processor and among the largest in the world. The group has also visited dairy farms and retail outlets to learn more about the country’s dairy industry.
“Our trip to Mexico stamps the significance of relationships. This is the fourth time for this delegation between Mexico and the U.S., and the relationships between farmers continues to grow,” said Hershey. “Mexico imports 92 percent of its skim milk powder from the U.S., so this is a critical market for us especially as the butter market increases as well.”
Keep tabs on what Marilyn and the team are experiencing.