About the Livestock Exporters Association

About LEA

Founded in 1983, the Livestock Exporters Association of the USA (LEA) has been representing the livestock industry of the United States as a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. Our members across the U.S. have exported animals from nearly every state to scores of countries around the world. The United States is recognized around the world for the ability to produce high volumes of high-quality beef, dairy, swine, sheep, goats, horses and other livestock. Their high-quality genetics are available to the entire world through LEA members and our partners. If you are looking for proven pure-bred genetics or capable commercial animals, then the Livestock Exporters Association of the USA is the right source for you.

LEA leadership find themselves being asked to serve as trade advisory members to the U.S. Trade Representative and USDA on a regular basis. Our Annual Meeting includes a half-day briefing with APHIS/NIES personnel on the status of livestock exports around the world, export protocol negotiations, and other issues that affect our members. If you would like to join LEA, please follow the link below!

How do we help you as an Importer

If you are planning an export shipment there are  a number of things to include in your project planning:

Farm Price
Inland Freight Expense
Assembly, Quarantine, Health Tests, Documentation
Freight – Ocean/Air

These factors will help you determine the actual Customer Price (CIF).

LEA members are committed to making sure the process you go through meets the most stringent standards and have developed a Code of Practices that all exports should adhere to, which are:

...The Clients of our Members

...Our Members