Mexico's livestock sector continues steady growth. Live cattle exports to the United States continue to increase, while genetics are imported for herd improvement. The high level of integration between the U.S. and Mexican cattle and beef industries supports sustained demand. For the first time, Mexico is exporting live swine, and the pork sector continues to vertically integrate. However, Mexico depends on imports of pork to meet domestic demand. Finally, the livestock industry continues to closely watch NAFTA negotiations.