But pork exports slipped a bit.
Beef exports totaled 133,440 tonnes that were worth $904.3 million, 88 per cent more than a year ago.
Record were set for exports to South Korea and China sales to Japan and Taiwan have rebounded. Mexico was also a big buyer.
For January through May, pork exports were slightly below last year's record pace at 1.34 million tonnes, but export value increased three per cent to $3.63 billion.
China/Hong Kong remain the biggest buyers of U.S. pork, especially for variety meat.
But China has been easing its purchases of muscle-meat pork.