Trump is using the threats to try to force Mexico to address illegal migration, but businesses say tariffs would hurt both countries' economies and would be counterproductive.
Nationwide, the imported livestock account for about 4% of the USA supply of young cows, known as feeder cattle.
Mr. Trump, fair hours sooner than at a news conference in London with the British prime minister, Theresa May per chance, acknowledged he deliberate to switch forward with imposing tariffs on Mexican imports next week as fragment of his effort to stem the float of migrants crossing the southern border.
If the duties are imposed, US cattle feeders will import fewer cows due to the increased cost, said Derrell Peel, agricultural economist at Oklahoma State University, a situation that may leave them with empty space in their feed yards or paying more for USA -born cattle.
"So the Mexican market is important to us". The lots have a capacity for 525,000 cattle.
But now Trump's Republican allies also warn that tariffs on Mexican imports would jeopardize the deal.
Trump told a news conference in London he expected to impose 5% tariffs on Mexican imports from Monday, citing the high number of mostly Central American immigrants crossing the USA southern border with Mexico. These tariffs could ramp up in increments to 25 per cent by October.
Major Wall Street firms have not yet released estimates on job losses from the tariffs on Mexico, reflecting the surprise nature of the trade tensions.
Such levies would be "catastrophic, ' a leading Mexican cross-border business group warned".
Mexican officials met with their US counterparts for talks in Washington on Wednesday aimed at averting the imposition of USA tariffs on Mexican goods next week, but there were no immediate signs of a rapprochement and both sides said talks would resume on Thursday.
Ahead of those talks, Pence was looking for a comprehensive suite of "tangible measures" from visiting officials about stopping the surge of Central American migrants, according to a White House official.
Trump has threatened to increase the tariffs on Mexico to as high as 25% later this year if the Mexican government does not do more to stop the migrants.
The United States previous year imported about 1.3 million feeder cattle from Mexico, the most since 2012, according to data analyzed by the Livestock Marketing Information Center, an industry group.
Tyson declined to comment and JBS USA did not respond to request for comment. "Mexico is not going to pay for these tariffs".
Pelosi says the 5% tariff that Trump is threatening on the longtime US ally is "not a way to treat a friend". The number of people apprehended on the U.S. -Mexico border is at the highest monthly level in more than a decade, but is still lower than at other peak periods of illegal immigration since the 1970s.
Ebrard is the head of a Mexican delegation that has been lobbying intensely this week in Washington. Nearly half went to New Mexico, where 400- to 500-pound Mexican steers cost as much as $163 per head, down about 7% from 2018.
Alabama-Mexico ties: Mexico is Alabama's third biggest trade partner, importing about $2.6 billion in goods previous year, according to the Alabama Department of Commerce.
Republican Sen. Charles Grassley predicted that Mexico and the US would reach a deal on the migrants to avert imposition of the tariffs.
"I think they will stop it".
"It's likely we will reach an agreement, and we are going to continue insisting that talks are the way to go", said the leftist leader, who took office in December. Mexico is America's No. 2 export market behind Canada. He did not buy any, but said he is impressed by the sturdiness and health of Mexican cattle. He says price hikes caused by the tariffs would probably exceed any financial gains consumers received from the Republican tax rewrite, and could cause a recession before the 2020 election.