BRASILIA, April 3 Brazilian fresh beef exports
fell 6 percent in March from a year ago, according to Trade
Ministry data, though a government official said the drop was
not due to a scandal involving sanitation inspectors last month.
Brazilian beef exports totaled $404 million in the period,
the ministry said in a statement on Monday, adding that pork
exports jumped 33 percent to $138 million and chicken exports
rose 7 percent to $571 million.
(Reporting by Silvio Cascione; Writing by Ana Mano; Editing by