According to the U.S. Meat Export Federation, U.S. beef exports remained very strong in September. Data released by USDA reports September beef exports totaled 110,160 metric tons, up 6 percent from a year ago. Those exports were valued at $687 million, up 11 percent. In September, those exports accounted for 13.7 percent of total beef production. For January through September, beef exports were just over 1 million metric tons. That’s up 9 percent from a year ago, while value surged 18 percent to $6.2 billion.