Pork production up from previous year

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.95 billion pounds in June, a new record high for the month, up 4 percent from the 3.81 billion pounds produced in June 2002, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
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Pork production totaled 1.53 billion pounds, up 3 percent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 7.75 million head, 3 percent above June 2002.

The average live weight was 1 pound above the previous year, at 266 pounds.

January to June 2003 commercial red meat production was 23.0 billion pounds, up slightly from 2002.

Accumulated beef production was down slightly from last year, veal was up 5 percent, pork was up slightly from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 11 percent.


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Source: USDA NASS - Livestock Slaughter Report - 18th July 2003
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